In Pursuit of the Magic Mushroom: Where Do Psychedelic Mushrooms Grow in Nature?

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Although magic mushrooms can be purchased and owned in some parts of the country, it’s usually very rare to find them in good quantities and good enough quality. The synthetic version of the hallucinogenic compound they contain is still very expensive, and growing mushrooms at home can be a pretty tedious prospect.


The idea of actually finding magic mushrooms on your own is, therefore, far from being impractical. As long as you live near one of the areas where they can be found, and you have the time and knowledge to search for the right mushrooms, you should easily be able to find them.


Where Do They Actually Grow?


Mushrooms containing psilocybin mushroom spores are found in many places throughout the world. There are more than 200 species of Basidiomycota mushrooms which actually contain the hallucinogenic compound in various doses, and they can be found throughout the world in places like North, Central and the northern part of South America, as well as certain parts of Europe and Asia.


The largest concentration of psychedelic mushrooms can typically be found in Mexico, the east and west coast of North America, various areas in France, Germany and the rest of Western Europe, as well as Brazil, Venezuela, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan.


The distribution is of course uneven, and you won’t find all the species in all of these places. In fact, only about 100 different species of psilocybin-containing mushrooms will be found in a consistent manner in the countries mentioned above, and many of the species are in fact very rare.


Keep in mind that magic mushrooms are not legal to own in many of these countries. Currently, they have only been legalized in a few states within the United States, as well as by countries like Brazil and Jamaica. As a result, it’s important to research the legality of these mushrooms before you go looking for them in another country.


The Importance of Safely Identifying the Right Mushrooms


You’ve probably heard some stories about people actually ending up in the ER or dying as a result of ingesting the wrong type of mushroom. This isn’t uncommon, and the stories are likely not exaggerated. The fact of the matter is that identifying the right mushrooms can be difficult, and it requires a trained eye to do so. As such, if you don’t yet have enough knowledge and experience to properly tell safe psilocybin mushrooms apart from poisonous ones, then it’s better to just stick to buying them.


It is very important to spend as much time as possible gathering knowledge about the physical characteristics of the mushrooms and how similar they can be to some of the more dangerous ones. To safely distinguish them, you have to know their exact physical properties, the locations where they are more likely to grow and the fine details that make them different from other species of mushrooms that might be unsafe.


Gathering this knowledge should help you out a lot in your pursuit to find the ideal, naturally occurring psychedelic mushrooms of your choice. With time and patience, you will learn to distinguish them and to find the ones that are actually safe.