Open [now, four psilocybe mushroom dispensaries]
Ultimately, the recent rise of psilocybin mushroom dispensaries in British Columbia – and general lack of deterrence – shows a growing demand and a paradigm shift towards greater embrace of psilocybin throughout North America – mirroring the ongoing attitude shift towards cannabis and other psychedelics.
There are now four dispensaries that sell psilocybin mushrooms in the city, including two locations downtown, one located on Commercial Drive, and one located on the Downtown Eastside. The prevalence of these dispensaries has made it much easier to acquire psilocybin mushrooms for recreational use and appears to mirror the rise of pot cafes in Vancouver during the city’s cannabis movement during the 2000s and 2010s … “Psilocybin mushrooms really remind me now where the cannabis movement was in maybe the mid-’90s,” he said. “There’s just starting to be increasing public awareness about the tremendous medicinal benefits of using these mushrooms.” Larsen’s shop sells micro-doses of psilocybin, as well as macro-doses for those who can prove they have a medical need… police rarely intervene in Vancouver, similar to how pot dispensaries were treated for years.