The rise of casual shrooms
Many mushroom users are treating them less as self-growth substances, and more as some fun… how has this happened and what does it all mean… I dived into the rise of the casual mushroom user to find out.
James Morsh… tells me that, “Mushrooms have almost become a staple in the ‘sesh diet’ in certain social circles.” He thinks the relatively new emergence of mushroom edibles – sold in fairly plain sight on social media – is driving this new, more casual wave. “Edibles are often easier to obtain [than physical mushrooms] and easier to dose – so users can do a smaller amount if they don’t want to trip too hard.” Amy points to another positive: “The most common drugs amongst my mates is gear [cocaine] but I don’t have any desire to touch that when I’m on shrooms. That’s definitely a good thing.” An increased lack of desire to do cocaine was cited by a few others I spoke with. Oli said that “you’re also generally nicer when you’re a bit high on shrooms – compared to just being drunk…” Nick says to start with a small dose (up to 0.5g), then see how you get on. “If you take too much it can become very overwhelming,” he says.