Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms also known as magic mushrooms or simply shrooms, are generally ingested orally and eaten raw by most consumers. Though, there are still a multitude of ways to prepare these magic mushrooms for consumption to suit the palettes and/or needs of whomever may be doing the ingesting. With edible consumption all but ensuring a successful experience every time, is there still a way to smoke magic mushrooms?
Methods of ingestion
Some people really don’t like the taste and texture of psilocybin-containing mushrooms and will go to great lengths to improve them. Recipes and techniques for preparing mushrooms are abound all over the internet. Phrases like “blue juice” and “lemon tek” often show up first as recipes for success for those of us that want their mushrooms more palatable. These methods are also popular as ways to maintain the potency and shelf life of whatever amount of mushrooms an individual may have at their disposal.
Of course, a whole industry is growing rapidly around psilocybin-infused sweet treats. Shroom chocolate of all sorts, shapes and varieties, is on its way to becoming “a thing”, a common way to relax and unwind.
In regards to smoking psilocybin mushrooms, many of us have pondered it but have rarely acted upon it. Users contemplating inhaling mushrooms are usually concerned about reducing the effects or even damaging their throat or lungs. However, that is not to say you can’t do it and still feel something!
The effects of smoking psilocybine mushrooms
By grinding up mushrooms as one would similar to cannabis or tobacco and adding into a spliff, joint, or bowl, the inhalation of potent and often inflammatory smoke will actually produce some effects. These effects are certainly more miniscule compared to those of actual consumption by chewing and digesting magic mushrooms, and will make themselves appear more immediately.
Users who smoke magic mushrooms will feel a similar psychoactive high to digesting them, however it will not seem to be as powerful. Perhaps for any magic mushroom users that are seeking a more “light” or manageable high compared to that of ingestion, the act of smoking psilocybin mushrooms could be appropriate. However, as mentioned, the risks of an inflamed throat and lungs from smoking a spore-based biomass could stick around even longer than the high.