While marijuana became legal in Canada in October of 2018, magic mushrooms are unfortunately still on the other side of the law. It’s technically not legal to own or sell any form of psychedelic mushrooms in the country, though there are still a few ways to get your hands on them if you’re looking to get groovy.
Not only are psilocybin mushrooms a great time as they cause hallucinations in larger doses, but there is strong evidence that they have beneficial medicinal purposes too.
Whether you’re looking for shrooms to get loose and dive into the world of hallucinogenic drugs, or you think they’ll help you with a medical condition, here are some tips about the mushroom dispensary to get you started in the world of psychedelic mushrooms.
Mushroom Legalization Efforts
As mentioned previously, no form of magic mushrooms are technically legal in Canada at this moment in time. However, thanks to legalization and normalization efforts from cannabis activist Dana Larsen, there are now multiple medicinal mushroom dispensary services, as well as cannabis dispensaries which now offer some form of the psychedelic substance.
Dana Larsen had been instrumental in Canada’s shift towards the legalization of marijuana, primarily because of the strong evidence surrounding its medicinal properties and its capacity to relieve some symptoms for mental illness sufferers.
Following the success of the cannabis industry in association with legalization, he is currently a dispensary owner of an online medicinal mushroom dispensary, which offers psilocybin microdoses for customers who can prove that they suffer from a mental illness that would be helped by the effects of psilocybe mushrooms.
Membership to his dispensary is $10, and the capsules are all packed with 25mg-100mg microdoses of the golden teacher strain of magic mushrooms, which are priced between $4 and $7 CAD per capsule.
Similarly to how they viewed cannabis dispensaries prior to legalization, Vancouver police have continued to turn a blind eye to the operations of Larsen’s magic mushrooms dispensary as well as the various others that are now popping up across the city (and the rest of the country).
The Vancouver Police have stated that they are more interested in using their resources to target organized crime associated with deadly drugs such as opioids at this moment in time; mushrooms are not a high priority for them given that they are non-deadly and the city is facing a major opioid crisis at this moment in time.
Larsen’s efforts might seem risky in the push for the legalization of psychedelic substances for medicinal purposes, but he has often asserted that he believes that acts of civil disobedience such as operating this mushroom dispensary are the only way that legalization will ever be given the legal stage required to make it a reality and have the law surrounding mushrooms changed.
Where to Buy Medicinal Mushrooms Online
There is now a plethora of research out there to suggest that mushrooms, especially when microdosed, have positive benefits for those suffering with mental illnesses. It’s been thought to slowly release more serotonin into the brain, making users feel happier and less anxious without feeling any of the hallucinogenic traits often associated with taking magic mushrooms.
Most of this evidence is currently anecdotal, however, there is enough of it that dispensaries such as Larsen’s are confident in selling it to those wanting to take it for its medicinal properties, and to buy shrooms online is now an easy task.
There are a few options out there for those looking for a medicinal mushroom dispensary. Primarily, these dispensaries operate online, as it’s easier to operate in the legal gray area from the web as opposed to in a brick-and-mortar store where law enforcement could easily come in and seize product or operations.
If you’re in Canada, accessing a medicinal mushroom dispensary online is fairly easy. Unfortunately, these dispensaries currently only ship within Canada and cannot be used from the US due to the federal law surrounding mushrooms in the country.
Medicinal Mushroom Dispensary
Larsen’s dispensary, Medicinal Mushroom Dispensary (MMD), is one of the largest and most well-renowned in Canada for psilocybin microdoses. The dispensary now offers microdoses as low as 12.5mg, starting at $0.95 per capsule, and go up to 100mg, which are $6.50 per capsule.
Their website claims that vegan capsules can be provided upon request, as well as compassionate discounts for those who feel that they need microdoses but can’t afford the current price of them. The capsules provided contain the microdose of Golden Teacher mushroom, mixed with spirulina powder. Most people typically take them twice a week and find that this benefits them enormously.
To gain membership to the MMD, you must provide some proof of diagnosis or suggestion to take psilocybe mushrooms from a doctor, naturopath, or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. You must also provide a copy of your ID.
These microdoses are currently only available through a mail-order service, similar to most marijuana dispensaries operating in Canada. Memberships are said to take around 2-3 days to process, and following your membership, MMD works with you to figure out your exact course of psilocybin (how many mg to take and how often).
MMD is renowned for having excellent customer service, with the vast majority of email enquiries being answered within 24 hours. If you’re looking for a compassionate, professional medicinal mushroom dispensary, this is definitely a go-to.
CannaEssence.ch, primarily a marijuana dispensary focussing on mental wellness and medicinal marijuana, also sells medicinal psilocybin microdose capsules.
If you’re looking for a strain outside of the one offered by MMD, Canna Essence is a great place to go. They also offer Mexicana, Vietnamese, Cubensis, Brazilian, and Amazonian strains for microdose capsules.
Be aware that these capsules typically contain around 250mg of psilocybe mushrooms, which is higher than any of those offered by MMD. They also don’t come with as much professional imput regarding dosage, so you’ll have to do some research to figure out how much to take and how often to take them yourself.
Besides this, if you’re looking for a variety of strains to experiment with in your microdosing adventures, Canna Essence is a great place to do so. Similar to MMD, these capsules are available through mail-order only.
Besides medicinal mushrooms, you can now also buy psilocybe mushrooms online in Canada for recreational purposes. Many marijuana dispensaries now offer either mushrooms themselves or some form of mushroom containing products, such as edibles, for recreational users to buy.
There are also specific psilocybe mushrooms dispensaries popping up as well, however.
Magic Mushrooms Dispensary
Magic Mushrooms Dispensary offers a pretty good variety of dried mushrooms, microdose capsules, and some edibles options for those looking to buy mushrooms recreationally (or to reap the benefits of microdosing).
As with most dispensaries, you must be over 19 years of age to shop with them. They offer free shipping on orders over $99, and you can order mushrooms from around 1gram up to 28 grams. Magic Mushrooms Dispensary is renowned for having pretty modestly priced mushrooms whilst still delivering the high quality you would expect from an online dispensary, meaning you can buy shrooms on a budget while still being confident about their effectiveness and safety.
Shrooms Xpress is fairly similar in terms of variety to Magic Mushrooms Dispensary, though typically sells their mushrooms for a much higher price per gram. This is likely due to their superior quality and the fact that they only sell at a minimum of 3.5 grams.
They also feature free shipping over $99, as well as a rewards scheme in which 1 dollar spent = 1 point. 20 rewards points is $1 off, 100 is $5 off, and 1000 is $50 off. The more you spend, the more you save!
This is ideal for long-term users of mushrooms who are likely to make repeat orders from the same dispensary and want reliable products with reliable shipping times.
They offer more or less the full range of Mastermind funghi infused chocolates for those looking to take psilocybin in the form of pre-made edibles, as well as LSD microdosing droplets for those looking to delve deeper into the world of microdosing hallucinogenic substances.
Shrooms Xpress offers 20% off all first orders, so you can try them out with no strings attached.
Nowadays, most online marijuana dispensaries that are renowned for having a huge inventory of products also sell some form of shrooms or pre-made psilocybin edibles. If you’re a frequent stoner who’s also looking to have some fun in the world of hallucinogenics, this is a good route to go down, as you can get a delivery of shrooms along with your regular order of marijuana.
The only downside to buying shrooms from marijuana dispensaries is that you will likely find a slight compromise in the quality of shrooms offered. Shrooms dispensaries that focus solely on psilocybe mushrooms are more likely to offer higher-quality product, simply because it’s their specialty. There’s nothing wrong with ordering from a marijuana dispensary, it’s just something to keep in mind.
Whether you’re looking for medicinal or recreational mushrooms online, they are now widely available across Canada so you shouldn’t have much trouble buying what you’re looking for. How you take them is a matter of personal preference, and each dispensary has its pros and cons. Just be sure to research any strain and dispensary alike before you go diving in. Happy microdosing!