EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Psilocybin tea, wind chimes and a tie-dye mattress await those who come to an office suite here for a “trip.” For roughly six hours, adults over 21 sit on the bed at Epic Healing Eugene as they experience what many describe as vivid geometric shapes, a loss of identity and a feeling of oneness with the universe. It’s the first time Oregon has licensed a service center to help people who want to take magic mushrooms for therapeutic purposes.Learn more :https://magicmushroomsdispensary.ca/
The dispensary has a gray exterior but inside is a mosaic of psychedelia: paintings of Incan gods spewing fire and lightning, shelves full of hemp lip balm, and stoner-centric comic books. A nurse takes your ID and explains the health benefits of various types of mushrooms. She says some are good for energy and focus, others provide relaxation, and some have even been shown to treat depression or PTSD. She also explains the risks, which include short-term hallucinations and dehydration.
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Darren Lyman, a co-owner of the dispensary, says he’s navigating a legal grey area. Though federal law prohibits the sale of psilocybin, Lyman’s shop is open to anyone who calls ahead and has a screening session with a facilitator. He can deny access to people who have active psychosis or thoughts of harming someone or who have taken lithium, a drug used to treat mania, in the past month.
Aside from the service centers, there are also mushroom-infused drinks and supplements on the market. The TikTok-famous brand Cann, which has investments from celebrities like Rosario Dawson and Nina Dobrev, sells a drink called Psychedelic Water that contains kava root and damiana leaf along with a few milligrams of psilocybin.