Can Mushrooms be the New Cannabis?

In the attached article, from The Economist, investors are hoping that medical psychedelics will be the new cannabis.

It briefly looks at how Ketamine and psilocybin (which gives mushrooms their magic) are being researched for their potential effects on psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.


The Economist. (2019) Medical Psychedelics: Shroom to Grow. The Economist. 16 October 2019.

3 thoughts on “Can Mushrooms be the New Cannabis?

  1. Absolutely! The beautiful thing about Psilocybin is that its chemical bond is so similar to serotonin that it actually fits into those receptors. The difference between using shrooms and an anti-depressant is that the medication stop your body from absorbing some of the serotonin you body makes, so that it’s available to those receptors. If you barely produce Serotonin these meds arent going to do the trick. However, shrooms work like adding extra serotonin to you body to use.


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