Magic Mushroom Dispensary

A magic mushroom dispensary is a legal establishment that sells mushrooms and related products, such as capsules, tinctures and edibles. While the legality of magic mushroom dispensaries varies depending on jurisdiction, they are common in places where mushrooms and their active constituent, psilocybin, have been decriminalized or made available for recreational use without a prescription. Read more

While Canadian officials say they’re not considering legalizing psychedelic mushrooms, subtle policy shifts have prompted optimism and given entrepreneurs a raison d’etre. Since Colorado’s law changes last year removed many of the criminal penalties around possessing psilocybin mushrooms, a mushroom-based “gray market” has sprouted, with new entrepreneurs offering everything from guided psychedelic experiences to microdosing advice in mostly legal arrangements.

Top Magic Mushroom Dispensaries in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide

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Mushrooms are a natural plant that contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin. They can cause visual distortions, altered perception of time and mood changes, according to Health Canada. When consumed with other drugs or alcohol, they may cause sedation and increased heart rate. Long-term use can also lead to flashbacks, which are sudden, often disturbing, recollections of the psychedelic experience that appear out of nowhere and often trigger anxiety or fear.