Thai Magic Mushroom
About Thai Mushrooms
Thai Magic Mushroom: Thai strains are also known for their intense creative effect, which can also become quite a visual trip. They’re relatively easy to grow and can be highly productive, making them perfect for those that don’t have much experience in taking care of mushrooms. However, keep in mind that its effect is a lot more potent, and maybe not that great for beginners
If you’ve ever wondered about doing Magic Mushrooms in Thailand then you have come to the right place. Somewhat aptly in a country known as the Land of Smiles, you’ll often see ‘happy’ or ‘magic’ items on the menu in cafes and bars around the country. These aren’t just food options so good they’ll make you ecstatic, but are a euphemism for something else entirely.
Happy or magic is another way of saying that the menu item includes drugs, and those drugs are often magic mushrooms.
It’s important to say first-off though, that consuming magic mushrooms in Thailand is illegal. It’s not sort-of OK, it’s not semi-legal, it’s just outright illegal. We’ve put together this guide to magic mushrooms in Thailand for educational purposes only, and we absolutely do not condone illegal drug use! Now that we’ve got that out the way, let’s see what the deal is.
The magic mushrooms that appear in shakes and on pizzas across Thailand are somewhat different to the mushrooms you’ve cooked with at home. While we eat everyday types of mushroom with no side effects whatsoever, these so-called ‘magic’ mushrooms have got one extra, bonus ingredient: psilocybin.
Psilocybin affects the brain and causes your perception of reality to alter, meaning that you view the world differently. Maybe it’s crazy colors, maybe it’s intense lights and sounds, maybe it’s seeing things that aren’t there. Maybe it’s positive, maybe it’s negative! This is tripping, and tripping can take many forms. Some people report incredible euphoria after eating magic mushrooms, while others report abject terror. One of the problems is that you can’t always predict which of those it’s going to be!
How severe are the penalties for magic mushrooms in Thailand?
Thailand is famously intolerant of any illegal drug use, and it’s only recently that the automatic death penalty for drug smuggling was abolished. The authorities take a dim view of magic mushrooms and the penalty for consuming even a small amount is up to a year in prison and a 10,000 baht fine. If you were caught with a larger quantity and were suspected of being a dealer however, the tariff could be up to 15 years in prison and a fine of anything up to 150,000 baht! They’re not kidding around.
Recent raids on bars in Phuket and Koh Phangan have landed bar owners in trouble too. A police operation in Haad Rin to stop the sale of buckets of drinks laced with psilocybin ended with multiple people arrested, with no news on likely prison terms. The government isn’t kidding around!
If you’re looking for magic mushrooms in Thailand then you won’t have to hunt very hard on the tourist trail. Because both cannabis and mushrooms grow naturally quite easily in Thailand, growing the drugs has turned into something of a cash crop for local farmers, for better or worse.
Many guest houses might have a slightly hush-hush service where they can recommend where you can find magic mushrooms, or the most straight-forward way to find them is to look around some menus until you find the ‘magic’ words: Magic Shake, Magic Pizza etc. Anything called magic is pretty much guaranteed to have magic mushrooms involved! Pai in particular is famous worldwide for its shrooms, and there is open advertisement of magic experiences all over town.
If you’re wondering how to choose which place is best then it’s all about ambience. As we’ve said, mushrooms alter your perception of reality so you really want to be in a good headspace when you try them. Finding somewhere that feels comfortable and welcoming is important.