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Similarities between cannabis & mushrooms

With both cannabis and mushrooms becoming increasingly accessible, it’s more important this era than ever to understand their effects, both independently and when used together.

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The effects of cannabis can vary widely depending on several factors, including:

  • the dose, strain, and potency
  • your method of consumption
  • how often you use cannabis

When smoked or vaporized, the effects rapidly kick in within minutes of use. The experience peaks at around 1 hour and dissipates within 2 hours, according to the Drug policy alliance.

Edibles take longer to kick in, usually.

Some people feel more focused and productive after consuming cannabis, while others feel more relaxed. Some other effects includes; dry mouth, euphoria, openness to new ideas, rapid heart rate, anxiety and paranoia, increased your appetite


While there are many types of hallucinogenic mushrooms, most are a variety of the species Psilocybe cubensis, which contains the psychedelic component psilocybin.

Just like cannabis, mushrooms alter sensory perception. However, the effect is more striking.

Mushrooms are usually dried and then eaten, consumed as a tea, or ground into powder that’s then cooked into chocolates or placed in capsules. They can take 1 hour or more to kick in. The whole experience typically lasts 4 to 6 hours.

While some people think of mushrooms as opening the mind, their effects are the result of the opposite process.

A 2012 study suggested that psilocybin decreases activity in areas of the brain responsible for constraining your experience of the world and keeping it orderly.

When this process slows down or deactivates, your imagination of the world around you dramatically changes.

Stationary objects might appear to move or melt, Humans might appear deeply distorted, and your imagination of time and yourself changes.

Concluding on the two one can only say that;

marijuana and shrooms can both affect your perception of the way you look at things, but to different levels. Moreover, the particular strain of cannabis or type of mushrooms you use can affect the experience.

The Same goes for dosage. Consuming high dose of cannabis edibles or potent, high-THC strains can produce effects that are closely mirror to that of mushrooms.

Likewise, taking a smaller dosage of mushrooms might feel similar to taking a small amount of marijuana.

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