Magic Mushroom Dispensary

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TAMPA — A sign emblazoned with red-capped magic mushrooms dispensary figurines welcomes visitors to Tampa’s first magic mushroom dispensary. Inside, a large poster offers “20% off Sacraments” on specific days. Black tubs of entheogenic mushrooms fill a metal storage rack next to the sermon area that doubles as a storefront. Despite its psychedelic set-up, Hermida’s Chillum Mushroom and Hemp Dispensary sells legal mushrooms, not the illegal drug psilocybin. The fungi he sells contain less of the mind-altering compound and are sold as medical supplements for depression, anxiety and other ailments.

EUGENE, Ore. — Wind chimes, a tie-dye mattress and a teapot with psilocybin adorn the office suite that hosts Epic Healing Eugene, Oregon’s first licensed psilocybin service center. It has a waitlist of more than 3,000 people who want to experience the hallucinogenic effects of the mushrooms, which can include vivid geometric shapes, a sense of disconnection from self and an altered view of time and space.

Magic Mushrooms 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Dispensaries

While a few states and cities have decriminalized magic mushrooms, they remain illegal for recreational use. But dispensaries openly selling the drugs are sprouting up in Canada, where they’re thriving in a legal grey area and inspired by the marijuana boom that led to decriminalization and cannabis legalization across the U.S.

In a small studio in downtown Denver, Darren Lyman runs a co-op that sells the drug to people who visit his co-op’s “preparation center” and agrees to stay with the help of a facilitator while taking it. He says he does it for the people who need the mushrooms’ psychoactive effects and doesn’t think it’s dangerous. He operates openly, advertising in the local paper and distributing his phone number to customers.