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Magic mushrooms Category: Hallucinogens

Also called: magic mushrooms, liberties, magics, mushies, shrooms.

How they are used

Magic mushrooms are small hallucinogenic mushrooms which grow in Ireland. You can eat them raw, dried, cooked or stewed. Psilocybe and Amanita Muscaria are the two most common varieties, but they are different types of mushroom with different effects.

Psilocybe mushrooms (psilocybe semilanceata, psilocybin)

Short-term effects:

Amanita mushrooms

(A muscaria and A pantherina, panther cap, amani agaric, fly agaric)

Short-term effects:

Long-term effects

Other dangers

If you are pregnant

Do not use if you are pregnant as we don’t know enough about the risks to your baby.


Not physically addictive but you can build tolerance so you need to take more to get the same effect.

What help is available?



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