• Psilocybin is a chemical obtained from certain types of fresh or dried mushrooms.

  • Psilocybin mushrooms are ingested orally. They may also be brewed as a tea or added to other foods to mask their bitter flavor.

  • The psychological consequences of psilocybin use include hallucinations and an inability to discern fantasy from reality. Panic reactions and a psychotic-like episode also may occur, particularly if a user ingests a high dose.

  • Psilocybin is currently illegal in Iowa. 

Source: DEA

DEA Fact Sheet - Psilocybin

NIDA - Hallucinogens DrugFacts

JAMA - Psilocybin Clinical Trials

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