Psilocybin is a powerful hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms. One of the magic mushroom species historically favored by cultivators and philosophers is psilocybe cubensis which sharpens the senses and replaces the need for coffee or energy drinks. Similarly, psilocybe semilanceata is very potent, legal, and readily available in many European countries.
Psilocybe azurescens (also known as the blue runner or the blue angel) can be found throughout the globe and is equally potent but very difficult to grow indoors. Conversely, psilocybe tampanensis (the magic truffle) is often homegrown and very popular in Tampa, Florida, where it was first discovered. However, its effects are less intense than those of the other species.
Employed in ancient sacred rituals and heavily used by Native Americans and Mexicans to this present day, magic mushrooms are currently studied scientifically for their health benefits. According to recent medical research, magic mushrooms possess psychoactive chemicals that can lead to the production of new medicines to be used in the field of neurology and psychiatry. Moreover, many Americans actively carry out self-medication using micro-dosing to treat ADHD, hyperactivity, OCD, migraines, and various types of addictions.
Despite known benefits, psilocybin remains illegal in many parts of the U.S., which is why the scientific approach using muchrooms derived from certified psilocybe spores is still on the level of a clinical trial.