STUDY FINDS MUSHROOMS ARE THE SAFEST RECREATIONAL DRUG

PEOPLE TAKING MUSHROOMS IN 2016 NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT LESS THAN FOR MDMA, LSD AND COCAINE, WHILE ONE OF THE RISKIEST DRUGS WAS SYNTHETIC CANNABIS

HE ALSO HIGHLIGHTED THAT SEEKING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS FOR DIFFERENT DRUGS.

"Drug laws need to balance the positives and problems they can create in society and well crafted laws should nudge people to find the right balance for themselves," said Winstock. "People don't tend to abuse psychedelics, they don't get dependent, they don't rot every organ from head to toe, and many would cite their impact upon their life as profound and positive. But you need to know how to use them."

Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2%...

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