Magic Mushrooms are the Safest Recreational Drug

According to this year’s Global Drug Survey, magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug. Of the 12,000 surveyed people who took mushrooms, just a minuscule 0.2% of them sought medical aid. More dangerous, drugs like LSD, cocaine and MDMA had a rate five times higher. Founder and consultant addiction psychiatrist of the Global Drug Survey, Adam Winstock says that the most dangerous thing about mushrooms is, in fact, people picking and ingesting the wrong kinds. He says, “Death from toxicity is almost unheard of, with poisoning with more dangerous fungi being a much greater risk in terms of serious harms.” But that’s not to say magic mushrooms aren’t entirely safe to munch on every day, Winstock says that alcohol and unfamiliar places can cause confusion, fear and panic—which can lead to dangerous situations or injury. Read more at The Guardian.