Shrooms contain a compound called psilocybin — which affects your brain and causes visual and auditory distortions, known as hallucinations. These can range from mild to strong.
Usually, magic mushrooms are eaten. Either raw or dried, shrooms are simply chewed up. You can always decide to grind them up in a powder and put them in your smoothie.
You can also use the powder to put it in some edibles, but make sure to avoid heating it up as psilocybin begins to break down under excessive heat.
Even though you absolutely can roll them up, smoking magic mushrooms doesn’t seem to do much other than waste your time and money (and shrooms).
In order for psilocybin and psilocin to take effect, shrooms must pass through the digestive system. It is how they get activated. While you can smoke shrooms, the compounds only get into the lungs.
Before getting to the ingesting part, it’s important to obtain your shrooms from a trustworthy source.
It’s also possible to grow psilocybin mushrooms at home. This is a relative novelty as decriminalization practices started taking place and opened up the space on the market.
Once you have your mushrooms, it’s time to figure out your set and setting. Set refers to your mindset and how you approach the psychedelic experience you’re about to have.