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ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms
    #2426750 - 03/13/04 10:22 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

found this article today. Its from 1999 so it's old but the claims they were making me laugh. Not sure if this is the right forumn so please move it as i did not know where to post this.

SIXTIES DRUG IS IN AGAIN

Crime: 'Magic Mushrooms' have made a comeback,and police say they can be
addictive or even deadly.

Ben Thomas put hallucinogenic mushrooms on his pepperoni pizza. He mixed
them into Lipton tea, or ate the nasty-tasting drugs with loads of potato
chips.

"All I wanted to do was get high," said Thomas, 19, of Newport Beach, who
says he has been straight for almost a year. "All my friends were into it."

Like bell-bottoms and platform shoes, psilocybin mushrooms are making a
comeback with teens and young adults.

The so-called "magic mushrooms," popular in the 1960s and 1970s, these days
are a drug of choice at rave parties - all-night gatherings held secretly in
warehouses and other industrial sites, police say.

The strongest of hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybins have made their
biggest resurgence in the past two years, said Walter Allen, special agent
in charge of the Orange regional office of the state Bureau of Narcotic
Enforcement.

"A lot of these young kids are getting into it," Allen said. "But they don't
know what they're getting into. It's unfortunate."

In what is believed to be the department's largest mushroom bust in at least
12 years, Orange County sheriff's narcotics investigators in December seized
20 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms - with a street value of $80,000 to
$100,000, sheriff's Lt. Hector Rivera said.

Three people, from Fullerton and Mission Viejo, were arrested for allegedly
storing and selling the mushrooms.

The mushrooms have a street value of $40 for one-eight of an ounce, police
said, though the price fluctuates with supply and demand. The drugs are
chewed, sucked or placed in drinks. The "trip" lasts two to six hours.

Mushrooms, which are physically addictive, can cause nausea, vomiting and
distort comprehension of time and space. Use can lead to severe liver
dysfunction and failure, Allen said.

Moods, good or bad, are intensified. Experts say the trip depends on the
drug taker's mindset.

Sometimes, death can result.

"People try to do some impossible feats under the influence of the drugs,"
Rivera said. "Some try to jump off a building or stand in front of a car."

The mushrooms often come from the Pacific Northwest, though sometimes they
sprout up closer to home.

"Some hydroponic gardens are set up in garages or bedrooms," Anaheim police
Sgt. Joe Vargas said, referring to plants grown in nutrient solutions. "They
can easily be home-grown."

Police usually seize the drugs in small quantities during larger marijuana
and cocaine busts, Rivera said.

La Habra police stumbled onto the largest batch of cultivated psilocybin
mushrooms in the county last year when officers responded to a disturbance
call at an apartment complex.

Police seized 176 pounds of mushrooms - valued at more than $1 million -
being grown throughout the apartment, said La Habra police Sgt. Phil
Stufflebean, supervisor of the special enforcement unit.

A college student who learned how to grow mushrooms on the Internet was
arrested and has pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation, Stufflebean
said.

Mushroom users say the drug is preferable to LSD because it is cheaper and
easier to get, and the high isn't as intense or as long-lasting. And the
mushrooms don't show up during standard drug screening.

Thomas, who began taking the drug at 14, said he ate mushrooms nearly a
dozen times every month for three years.

He sold his compact discs or stole, even from his parents, to get $10 for a
quick high, he said.

"They're not that cool," he said.

Kelly Wilson, a drug recovery specialist, recalled taking mushrooms at a
party, after which, she said, the walls began to move in and out. She saw
the carpet lift from the floor. She watched as music come out of the
speakers.

"I felt connected to people, a lot of love for everybody," recalled Wilson,
35, who did drugs for six years until she stopped in the late '80s. "It was
a fun party thing to do."

But she and other former users also know the downside.

Once while high on mushrooms, Thomas fell and broke four front teeth and cut
his lips.

Thomas said getting drug counseling at the Hope Institute in Costa Mesa has
changed his life.

"I feel better about myself," said Thomas, who now attends Orange Coast
College and works at a coffee bar to pay for his new car and apartment. "I
got to buy my family presents for the first time ever this Christmas. The
only way for me is total abstinence."


fucking ridiculous - "He sold his compact discs or stole, even from his parents, to get $10 for a
quick high, he said." sounds like more serious drugs were to blame here, not mushrooms


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2426774 - 03/13/04 10:32 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

lol "party drug" or not.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2426832 - 03/13/04 10:56 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ORANGE COUNTY where?


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2426861 - 03/13/04 11:13 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

holy shit, I've read some awful articles before, but this one tops them all. I've never seen such irresponsible journalism.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2426879 - 03/13/04 11:23 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

one time when i was 5 I fell and fractured my arm... oh and then
one time when i was 7 or 8 i fell and cut my lip

looks like drugs are to blame... because you can't fall and injure yourself when you're sober. :rolleyes:

18 year old Ihavefingers claims "Once when I was breathing, I fell down some stairs and got serious rug burn.  Oxygen is not that cool."

ooh and I have a friend that sold some videogames to buy shrooms, that was about a year ago... he hasn't done any since but does that mean he's addicted?


Edited by ihavefingers (03/13/04 11:25 AM)


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: Twirling]
    #2426882 - 03/13/04 11:24 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Its a stab at humor, i hope.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2426955 - 03/13/04 11:57 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

What a ridiculous article indeed.
Ah well; a lot of stupid people on the globe -> a lot of stupid articles ...

"A college student who learned how to grow mushrooms on the Internet was
arrested and has pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation"
--> Oh my God, what a criminal ! Let's put him in jail for 2 years !

What a load of sh*t. I always hope people will learn what true value drugs can give man, if used properly. But articles like these make me sad...
:frown:


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2427086 - 03/13/04 12:46 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

:wtf: :nonono:... it doesnt sound realistic at all.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2427348 - 03/13/04 02:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Uh...I don't know whether to laugh or..  :confused:


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: MOTH]
    #2427568 - 03/13/04 03:44 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

maybe we should all take this to heart and put our shroom abusing and teeth breaking days behind us and lead good wholesome lives.



..just kidding


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2427587 - 03/13/04 03:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Laugh and the world laughs with you
Cry and you cry alone


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: KaptKid]
    #2427749 - 03/13/04 05:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

KaptKid said:
Laugh and the world laughs with you
Cry and you cry alone



LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: boeha]
    #2427818 - 03/13/04 05:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

boeha said:
"A college student who learned how to grow mushrooms on the Internet was
arrested and has pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation"
--> Oh my God, what a criminal ! Let's put him in jail for 2 years !
:frown:




What's sad is that with the amount of shrooms that guy was said to have it would be more like 10 yrs at least.

I wonder if everyone that grows knows what the penalties are.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: Ekstaza]
    #2428034 - 03/13/04 06:38 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

  :frown:  Is there anyway to find out what the penalties *could* be?  A link or something?


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2428245 - 03/13/04 07:51 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

"Mushrooms, which are physically addictive, can cause nausea, vomiting and distort comprehension of time and space."

I like this quote. Mushrooms are physically addictive! Ahhh! lol, what a bunch of shit.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2458035 - 03/21/04 07:53 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

is it even possible to die from shrooming ? ... :S


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: dax]
    #2458203 - 03/21/04 08:54 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yes, but you'd have to eat a ridiculous amount. I've read that you'd have to eat half your body weight in mushrooms (not sure whether it's dry/weight) to die - which of course is physically impossible. Not sure of the validity of that statement. I guess if you consumed a large amount of extracted psilocybin it's possible.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2458242 - 03/21/04 09:09 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

No,
the LD50 dose in which kills 50%+ of those tested (usually lab mice) is your body weight in dry shrooms, you would most likely die as a result of your intestines clogging rather than the psylocin/psilocybin.


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2458244 - 03/21/04 09:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

dude, i took mushrooms once and couldn't stop, im addicted so bag, i eat a 1/4 a day. I can't go a full day without them, and if i do (rarely) my day is horrible and i wanna kill people.

HAHAHAHAHA


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Re: ridiculous article about "deadly" magic mushrooms [Re: jba6511]
    #2458279 - 03/21/04 09:24 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I don't think thats a real article....the claims are so silly I can't take it seriously.


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