Obliterating the war on drugs in one decisively earth-shattering move, an unprecedented new survey cited by the corporate press found that — of all recreational drugs available — magic mushrooms can be considered safest.

Of an astonishing 120,000 participants from 50 nations, researchers for the Global Drug Survey found the percentage of those seeking emergency treatment for ingesting psilocybin-containing hallucinogenic mushrooms to comprise just 0.2 percent per 10,000 individuals.

Rates of hospitalization for MDMA, alcohol, LSD, and cocaine were an astounding five times higher.

“Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world,” Global Drug Survey founder and consultant addiction psychiatrist, Adam Winstock, told the Guardian, noting the biggest risk users face is misidentification — ingesting the wrong mushroom — not from the psychedelic fungus, itself.

“Death from toxicity is almost unheard of with poisoning with more dangerous fungi being a much greater risk in terms of serious harms,” he asserted.


Annually, the Global Drug Survey queries the planet about its drug habits — covering type of substances used and in what quantity, patterns of drug use, and whether they experienced negative effects.

Reports the Guardian, “Overall, 28,000 people said they had taken magic mushrooms at some point in their lives, with 81.7% seeking a ‘moderate psychedelic experience’ and the ‘enhancement of environment and social interactions.’”

Winstock noted the greatest risk posed by magic mushrooms comes from combining psilocybin with other substances — or careless disregard for the drug as a powerful hallucinogen — as he explained,

“Combined use with alcohol and use within risky or unfamiliar settings increase the risks of harm most commonly accidental injury, panic and short lived confusion, disorientation and fears of losing one’s mind.”

Indeed, because ‘shrooms’ can induce flashbacks and panic attacks, Winstock advised those considering experimentation to plan “your trip carefully with trusted company in a safe place and always know what mushrooms you are using.”

Just because a trip devolves into a negative experience doesn’t guarantee the user will come away reeling with long-term psychological consequences, as Roland Griffiths and Robert Jesse of Johns Hopkins discovered in a 2016 survey of 2,000 people.

Quizzed about challenging or difficult magic mushroom experiences, just 2.7 percent of users reported having sought medical attention, while 7.6 percent were treated from enduring psychological symptoms — mere fractions of the 84 percent reporting beneficial effects from the psychedelic.

That finding concurs with two additional studies deeming magic mushrooms palliative for severe depression and anxiety.

Unintentionally lambasting the U.S. farcical war on drugs, Winstock pointed out that LSD — whose users, the 2017 GDS found, were hospitalized at a rate of 1 percent — came with problems due to variance in quality.

“LSD is such a potent drug,” he told the Guardian. “It’s so difficult to dose accurately when tabs you buy vary so widely. It’s easy to take too much and have an experience beyond the one you were expecting.”

When partakers practice moderation, ingesting small amounts until one becomes well-acquainted with their effects; procure shrooms only from a “reliable, trustworthy supply”; and taking only “a tiny dose to start,” the ingestion of mushrooms can be made exponentially safer.

Brad Burge, of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), pointed out the self-reporting by users upon which the Global Drug Survey relies should not be taken as documented medical data — particularly as users sometimes ingest multiple substances, thus making the determination of cause and effect murky, at best.

Additionally, what someone could cite as the need to seek emergency treatment vastly differs according to the substance, as Burge explained,

“With a drug such as heroin, a trip to the emergency room is a life-or-death situation requiring resuscitation and medication. With LSD or mushrooms, there is no toxicity and the effects wear after a few hours.”

However, he added, “There is no known lethal dose for LSD or pure psilocybin.”

“People don’t tend to abuse psychedelics,” Winstock asserted, “they don’t get dependent, they don’t rot every organ from head to toe, and many would cite their impact upon their life as profound and positive. But you need to know how to use them.”

“Drug laws,” he added, “need to balance the positives and problems they can create in society and well crafted laws should nudge people to find the right balance for themselves.”

Claire Bernish began writing as an independent, investigative journalist in 2015, with works published and republished around the world. Not one to hold back, Claire’s particular areas of interest include U.S. foreign policy, analysis of international affairs, and everything pertaining to transparency and thwarting censorship. To keep up with the latest uncensored news, follow her on Facebook or Twitter: @Subversive_Pen.
  • Warning: mushrooms are still 1000x more intense than marijuana. Use with respect, caution, and research.

    • billdeserthills

      Yep, exactly 1000x more powerful, so how come they only last 5-6 hours, much like marijuana does?

      • Because “powerful” is not duration of effect. Take super concentrated salvia for example, it is way too intense, moreso than mushrooms or lsd, probably is a dis-associative even, but the high is only 1 minute long.

        • billdeserthills

          I’ve micro-dosed on lsd & shrooms and shrooms aren’t 1000x stronger than marijuana is

          • Micro-dosed? Then of course it is not 1000x stronger.

  • Rgb Rides

    Indeed, the body of christ eucharist used to be a mushroom bite! MMMM. Santa Clause would string some amanita up on the hearth to dry… merry xmas for sure. look at the link:

    • hell yeah. /r/conspiracy would love to hear about that stuff.

  • ♓Ξ▲ѴƳ Ƙ∆RM∆~Ð∈ßϯ SᏝ▲V∈

    ‘See, I think drugs have done some *good* things for us, I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor; go home tonight and take all your albums, all your tapes, all your cd’s, and all your mp3 and ipod players and burn em’… Because you know what? The musicians who have made all that great music that has enhanced your lives throughout the years … Rrrrrrrrrrrrreal f#&king high on drugs.’

    ‘Today a young man on Psilocybin Mushrooms―”The Tree of Knowledge” and his female friend with benefits while stoned on Cannabis―”The Tree of Life” realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death … life is but a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Therefore we should all learn to row, row our boats ever so gently and merrily down the Stream of the Order of the Infinite Universe/Super Consciousness.’

    ‘Now here’s Mr Natural with the stormy weather forecast … “It’s not a war on drugs. It’s a war on personal freedom … that’s what it is okay? Keep that in mind at all times. Thank you!’

    *Cannabis is “The Tree of Life”, Psilocybin Mushrooms are “The Tree of Knowledge”*

    Just use mindful moderation when legal or not because all drugs and alcohol are examples of extreme yin energy. Most drugs and even alcohol can lead to death overdose whereas cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms will not cause overdose related death. Even organic tobacco is nothing to fear as it is medicinal/cancer preventative and non addicting.

    The Bible is a collection of ancient metaphors that descended from the Greek and Egyptian mystery schools about ancient astronomy, astrology, and becoming your own god/authority through shamanistic use of entheogenic drugs which can lead to enlightenment.

    To understand the old testament you have to first understand that the “God” character is what the gnostics called the Demiurge, the sadistic evil creator god that hates mankind. He is merely a tyrant and represents absolute authority. The belief system found in the New Testament is more along the lines with what the Aztec Indians practiced who worship the Sun and their sacred magic mushrooms they called the “flesh of the gods.” Which is the same thing as the flesh of Christ, the manna, the forbidden fruit, the honey, the medicine, the caduceus. It isn’t just Christianity, all of these ancient people worship mostly the Sun and entheogenic plants like hallucinogenic mushrooms―the tree of knowledge, and cannabis―the tree of life. Many of the more indigenous type religions still practice the ancient ways, such as the Native American Church that eats the sacred peyote which they call the medicine or the Ayahuasca Shamans in Brazil.

    Everything is vibrational energy. Our 6 senses are vibrational interpreters. When you fear you emanate that frequency in your personal physiological vibration and you experience things to be fearful of―”law of attraction”. Your most powerful center is your emotional center. Your emotions indicate to you you’re now in the “present moment” of vibrational offering which equals “point of attraction.” You are all the love you need to be. You are already ALL the essence that you seek … “GOD” ..

    *”ALL within the ALL is ALL we ALL are … Peace”..*

    *ALL* (finite beginning-ending/changing matter) *within the ALL* (Infinite Beginningless-Endingless/Non-Changing Spirit) *is ALL we ALL are,* therefore you and I are smaller consciousness finite fragments/specks/part and parcel of god, but we are NOT the Super Consciousness Infinite Spiritual side Godhead that creates and controls “the Order of the Infinite Universe” while we exist as material beings … *Peace* ..

    Humans are both material and spiritual beings. More-so with spiritual resonance if ones pineal gland is clean as in *Leviticus 15: “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness”..* THEREFORE clean away the sleepy eye crust from your third eye – ajna chakra … Then learn to abandon the ego before its far too late … Crucify the ego before we pine away .. Prying open the 3rd eye ..

    AGAIN … you and I are specks/fragments/part and parcel of that ALL/GOD .. However, we are NOT the Infinite Spiritual Godhead (Super Infinite Consciousness that creates and controls “The Order of the Infinite Universe”) .. AND neither was Jesus “as God incarnate” while he walked the earth as a material human being. But yes, as goal, Jesus certainly could have merged into the Spiritual Godhead thus avoiding another finite material universe side reincarnation back into a vast Hubble UDF Scan observed 176 Billion other Galaxies Universe where top Astronomy Scientists now speculate many other earth-like (hell) planets. I say “hell” planets because this is where we all come to suffer accordingly based on our “Cause & Effect”/Karma Debt Load. “The Order of the Infinite Universe” is highly representative of Balanced Order and this equates to Absolute Truth because the Infinite Spirit Realm IS Absolute Truth when compared to its opposite which is the finite matter realm. Lies verse truth is what it comes down to for us human beings with consciousness. Think opposite points within the spectrum between when considering lies and truth. As a Golden Rule, I always recommend we learn to keep our lies mostly innocent, white, and few rather then highly deceptive, malicious, deep dark viciously black and many, which can cause great harm to others as well as our own consciousness as truth seekers.

    Youtube: Amazing documentary The Missing History of Jesus (Fatima Alaina)
    Youtube: The Hidden Story of Jesus ◦ Complete Documentary (EternalHeavenNow)
    Youtube: Amazing documentary the missing history of Jesus (Faiz Ahmed)

    “A Complete Macrobiotic Yin Yang Philosophic Understanding Combined With Its Practical Dietary Discipline Is Timeless Universal Law. All Other Teachings Are Incomplete”~ Herman Aihara, Michio Kushi & George Ohsawa ▲▼ ♂ ♀ ❤ ♡ ♬ ♪ ♫`☁ヽ☂`、☁ᄿ☼ ☾* ☆ ☄ Ø ☮ ☪ ☯ ✞ ∞

    • Shoreline1

      Would you mind repeating that, I didn’t have my glasses on.

      • ♓Ξ▲ѴƳ Ƙ∆RM∆~Ð∈ßϯ SᏝ▲V∈

        Next time take the Beer Goggles off.

  • Shoreline1

    And they taste so good.

  • love this stuff, great