As with any other type of psychedelic mushroom, penis envy mushrooms can produce a range of physical, perceptual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects. These effects include the below.
- Enhancement of colors
- Morphing of objects
- Auditory distortions
- Intense feelings of euphoria and joy
- Deep introspection
- Philosophical thoughts
- Distortion of space and time
- Synesthesia (i.e., “hearing colors”, “seeing sounds”)
- Mystical states like feeling connected to the universe
Nonetheless, users will report that these mushrooms have some unique psychoactive effects.
People report that the effects of penis envy mushrooms are similar to most other Psilocybe cubensis varieties, with added intensity due to their higher potency. You may also find more “wavy” visual hallucinations with this variety. This contrasts with strains like Mazatepec or Hualta, which can have visual hallucinations that are more geometric in nature.
The higher ratio of psilocin to psilocybin will also make the onset of the experience occur sooner and more intensely. This is because psilocin is already bioavailable, quickly crossing the blood-brain barrier. The body does not have to metabolize as much psilocybin into psilocin.
People also commonly report that their experience involves less “body load” and makes it more likely for you to feel light, euphoric, and energetic. You may find that this variety offers a “clean” mushroom high.
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The Legal Status Of Magic Mushrooms
Penis envy mushrooms, like all other psilocybin-containing mushrooms, are illegal in most countries. In the U.S., they are a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the eyes of the law, this means they have no recognized medical value and a high potential for abuse.
Of course, research into psilocybin and a wealth of anecdotal reports seem to suggest otherwise.
However, magic mushroom spores are legal to possess in most states of the U.S., except in California, Idaho, and Georgia. Therefore, if you are a U.S. citizen and don’t live in these three states, you can legally buy and own penis envy mushroom spores.
But as soon as you cultivate these mushrooms, you will be engaging in an illegal act under federal law. When the spores begin to germinate, they can form mycelium and then mature mushrooms, which contain the illegal compound psilocybin.
Psilocybin Is Decriminalized In Some U.S. States
It should be noted that psilocybin has been decriminalized (but not legalized) in Denver, Colorado; Oakland and Santa Cruz, California; Washington D.C.; and Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts. You won’t face any legal penalties if you are found in possession of any kind of psilocybin mushrooms in these states.
“Oregon is the first state to introduce decriminalization of psilocybin and regulation of psilocybin-assisted therapy through the passing of Measure 109. It will be interesting to follow the Oregon roll-out of licensing and regulation of the provision of psilocybin services and whether new states follow suit in introducing similar initiatives”, said Ruth Chun, lawyer, and director of Entheon Biomedical Corp.
Magic mushrooms like the penis envy variety are fully legal in the following countries.
- The Bahamas
You can legally sell, cultivate, transport, and possess psilocybin mushrooms in these countries. In the Netherlands, “magic truffles“, which contain psilocybin, are legal. But you cannot find the penis envy variety in the form of truffles.
The legal landscape surrounding psilocybin is continually changing in North America. Soon, it may be possible to legally buy, cultivate, and possess all kinds of magic mushrooms, including the much-desired penis envy variety.
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This article has been legally approved by Ruth Chun, JD. She is the founder of Chun Law Professional Corporation – focusing on the emerging plant-based industries. She is also a Director at Entheon BioMedical.
Penis Envy Mushrooms FAQ
Where do penis envy mushrooms grow?
Penis envy mushrooms love hot and humid weather. They usually grow in tropical climates where there are cattle nearby. Why cattle? Cows typically eat grasses with psilocybe cubensis spores, and those spores then ferment in their dung.
How to grow penis envy mushrooms yourself?
Penis envy mushrooms are actually relatively easy to grow because they grow on any number of substances that range from anything from rye grain (which is the most common and favorite of growers) to even things like coffee and straw. The easiest way to grow these mushrooms is to add some spores to a grow kit, put it in the dark and leave it be.
How strong are penis envy mushrooms?
Are penis envy mushrooms strong? The potency of penis envy mushrooms is a hot topic of discussion because it can vary widely. Some people claim that penis envy mushrooms are always 2x or 3x more potent than other typical mushrooms, but that’s not always the case. One big factor is how they were grown because mushrooms grown in the dark tend to be much more potent than mushrooms grown in the light. But other factors such if it was grown in the wild or indoors, what it was grown on, if it was grown in a jar or at room temperature. And which harvest it was from — early have can have lower amounts of psilocbyin and psilocin than some later harvests.
How long do penis envy mushrooms last?
A penis envy trip usually lasts an average of four hours. But the length of a trip can depend on multiple factors such as what you’ve eaten that day and the potency of the mushrooms you are consuming.
How to take penis envy mushrooms?
Penis envy mushrooms can be eaten raw. Their taste can be quite bitter, though, so many people brew penis envy mushroom tea and often add a little honey to balance the flavor and make it taste better. To make penis envy mushroom tea is easy. First, break the mushrooms up into small pieces (typically 1.5-3 grams — but can be less), place them in a kettle or bowl with your favorite tea bag, and pour boiling water over them. Let it steep for 20 minutes. Pour it into a mug, and feel free to add milk or honey for flavor. Voila.
How Potency Differs
If we assume that penis envy mushrooms contain 50 percent more psilocybin and psilocin than Psilocybe cubensis, then they would contain nearly 1 percent psilocybin and 0.90 percent psilocin. Psilocybe azurescens would have a higher level of psilocybin than penis envy but not more psilocin.
Psilocin degrades very quickly, so as dried mushrooms age the amount of psilocin quickly drops; Psilocybin is more stable but it too degrades in time.
Psilocybe azurescens and Psilocybe subaeruginosa are known to be the most potent. Nonetheless, we can say that penis envy are among the most potent types of psilocybin mushrooms. Due to their potency, it is recommended to take much less than regular Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.
The recommended dose for most Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms is between 1.0 and 1.5 grams per 100 pounds of body weight. If taking penis envy mushrooms, reduce this dose by at least 30 percent.