Psilocybe spores is a genus of small mushrooms that are found in a variety of places around the world. It is part of the phylum Basidiomycota. They are typically brown in color and are often gilled.
Besides its hallucinogenic effects, Psilocybe has been used for religious purposes by the native people of Mesoamerica. For this reason, it is sometimes also referred to as “teonanacatl” in Mexico. However, the majority of species in the genus do not contain hallucinogenic compounds. Nonetheless, the genus has become popular in the last few decades.
The most well-known species in the genus is Psilocybe cubensis, which is a member of the fungus family Hymenogastraceae. While Psilocybe is legal to grow in most states, it is illegal in several. Some states, including Alaska and Georgia, have banned the cultivation and sale of Psilocybe mushrooms. Other states, including Washington and New Mexico, have decriminalized its possession.
Federal Laws on Psilocybin Spore Kits
One of the most common and highly potent varieties of Psilocybe is Psilocybe azurescens, which is native to Oregon. This mushroom is often grown outdoors, and can be seen on woodchips and rotting logs. In addition to its outdoor growth, it is also used for indoor cultivation.
Another highly desired cubensis strain is the Blue Meanie. This strain is known for its high potency and moderate sporulation. Many psychonauts and cultivators are fans of this mushroom.
In addition to its hallucinogenic properties, Psilocybe is also used for medical purposes. The genus is used for treatment of mental health disorders and as an antibacterial agent.