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Psilocybin. Mushrooms Brielle Moreno. Chemical Name & Location. 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine Contains less than .5\% psilocybin Trace amounts of psilocin Found in certain mushrooms Tropical & Subtropical regions in South America Mexico United States. Street Names. Mushrooms

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psilocybin

Psilocybin

Mushrooms

Brielle Moreno

chemical name location
Chemical Name & Location
  • 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine
    • Contains less than .5% psilocybin
    • Trace amounts of psilocin
  • Found in certain mushrooms Tropical & Subtropical regions in
    • South America
    • Mexico
    • United States
street names
Street Names
  • Mushrooms
  • Shrooms
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Boomers
  • God’s Flesh
  • Hombrecitos
  • Las Mujercitas
  • Little Smoke
  • Mexican Mushrooms
  • Musk
  • Sacred Mushrooms
  • Silly Putty
  • Simple Simon
history
History
  • Ancient Tribes used mushrooms for worship
    • Carvings, paintings, sculptures (1,000-500 B.C.)
  • Central and South America used them for religious purposes
  • Used recreationally in the 1960s
  • Became part of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act in the 1970s
  • Researched up until 1977 for medical uses
how are mushrooms used
How are mushrooms used?
  • Both fresh and dried
  • Once in the body, psilocybin is broken down to Psilocin
  • Taken Orally
    • Brewed as tea
    • Dipped in Chocolate
physical effects
Physical Effects
  • Appear within 20 minutes
  • Last for about 6 hours
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Lack of Coordination
psychological effects
Psychological Effects
  • Hallucinations
  • Can’t tell fantasy from reality
  • Panic/Anxiety
  • Paranoid/Frightened
  • Distorted color, movement, time
side effects
Side Effects
  • Flashbacks
  • Post Hallucinations
  • Impaired Memory
  • Tolerance
schedule rating
Schedule Rating
  • Schedule 1 Drug
    • High potential for abuse
    • No medical usein U.S.
    • Abuse leads to severe
      • Physical dependence
      • Psychological dependence
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs6/6038/index.htm
  • http://www.enotes.com/drugs-substances-encyclopedia/psilocybin
  • http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/drugs-alcohol/magic-mushroom6.htm
  • http://itech.dickinson.edu/chemistry/?cat=84
  • http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/hallucinogens.html
  • http://www.erowid.org/plants/mushrooms/mushrooms_history.shtml