Psilocybin 101: History, legality, experience and “bad trips”

Psilocybin, magic mushrooms, shrooms—words you’ve likely heard, and all of which refer to the same thing. “Magic mushrooms” contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin. Psilocybin is naturally occurring, hence, produced in the mushroom (making the names interchangeable), and are capable of causing hallucinations, the ability to feel the universe in its entirety, or a sense that all things are connected and …