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Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Make Psilocybin

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Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Two new papers published this month provide some answers, one of which paves the way for an easier way to create the psychedelic compound. Around 200 types of mushrooms produce psilocybin, and they’ve been used ceremonially for…



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