Magic Mushroom Dispensary Opens in Kitchener

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A new magic mushroom dispensary opened in Kitchener Friday, drawing a small group of eager customers on its opening day. CBC K-W’s Aastha Shetty asked them why they came to shop for mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a naturally-occurring hallucinogenic substance that’s still illegal in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. URL

In recent years, there’s been a growing movement to loosen the legal barriers surrounding psychedelic drugs. Oregon voters approved a ballot measure to legalize and regulate psilocybin, while voters in Denver, Washington and elsewhere have decriminalized marijuana possession. A wave of psilocybin shops have emerged in response to these policy changes, including Toronto’s first brick-and-mortar magic mushroom dispensary, Fun Guyz, which opened in 2022.

When shopping for psilocybin online, it’s important to check the source and look for scientific evidence of the product’s purity. Avoid deals that are too good to be true; they’re often scams. Real sellers will answer any questions openly and honestly.

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When consumed in moderation, magic mushrooms are not addictive, and they can even help alleviate mental health problems like PTSD and anxiety. However, there are some concerns to be aware of before taking magic mushrooms, such as potential interactions with medications that boost serotonin levels. These include SSRIs (e.g. Citalopram, Cipramil), Sertraline (Zoloft) and TCAs (e.g. Effexor, Wellbutrin). These medications can cause a serious side effect known as serotonin syndrome. This can cause high blood pressure, seizures and heart attacks and is potentially fatal.