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Navigating the magic mushrooms scene in Toronto.

Have you noticed how popular magic mushrooms have become in Toronto?

If you live in Toronto, you’ve definitely noticed the increased popularity of magic mushrooms. A colourful new dispensary seems to open every month, and a quick Google search for same day magic mushrooms delivery will show you 50+ shroom delivery companies that operate in Toronto. 

So what are magic mushrooms?

“Magic mushrooms” are naturally occurring fungi that contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin. Psilocybin is responsible for the euphoric & hallucinogenic effects that occur when you consume the mushrooms. Magic mushrooms (sometimes referred to as “shrooms” or “mushies”), have gained popularity because of their therapeutic potential, as well as being a healthy alternative to more dangerous recreational drugs.

What are some of the therapeutic uses of magic mushrooms?

Low doses of psilocybin have been shown to reduce anxiety and increase focus in certain users. Other users find that small doses of psilocybin reduce their PTSD symptoms. New research shows that psilocybin can have a positive effect on people suffering from depression.

Consuming a small, non-hallucinogenic dose of magic mushrooms to experience the medicinal benefits of psilocybin is referred to as “microdosing”. Microdosing has become so popular that one online magic mushrooms dispensary reported that 40% of new customers in 2022 sought them out specifically to purchase microdosing shrooms capsules.

The same way cannabis has now become a valid medical prescription for certain ailments, psilocybin mushrooms may one day be prescribed by doctors as a remedy for a variety of conditions. It’s encouraging to note that all major hospital groups in North America are conducting research into the benefits of psilocybin. In 2021, the University Health Network began “psychedelic psychotherapy” research, thanks to a $5 million grant. In 2022, CAMH received the first federal grant to study psilocybin in the treatment of depression.

How hard was it to purchase magic mushrooms in Toronto before?

5 years ago, mail-order BC shroom companies were the only reliable source of magic mushrooms in Toronto.

If you were lucky enough to “know” someone, you might have a chance at purchasing some high-quality shrooms within the city, but there was a 50/50 chance the shrooms were garbage.

Queen West & the Ossington Strip had the unique distinction of being the only area in Toronto to have shroom delivery stickers plastered all over signposts, lampposts, water fountains, fire hydrants, and public sign boards. Each sticker would have their phone number or their website on it. I once counted 5 separate company stickers walking from Trinity Bellwoods to Pizza Libretto. 

So when did magic mushrooms become so popular in Toronto?

In 2022, Toronto got its first magic mushrooms dispensary.

As of December 2023, there are almost 20 magic mushrooms dispensaries in Toronto right now.

Magic mushrooms have become so mainstream now, that coworkers openly discuss their microdosing regimes, and employees freely share the details of their weekend shroom trip in the breakroom.

How can I buy magic mushrooms in Toronto?
There are three different options, depending on your needs.

You can still get some great shrooms from tried-and-tested BC mail order companies. Browse on Reddit to check-out the reviews before you make an order. While this is a reliable option, it’s not the quickest option. Imagine you were about to drive up to Blue Mountain for a snowboard weekend, and your group suddenly decided to make it a psychedelic weekend?

Well, if you live near Spadina or Queen West, there’s almost 10 dispensaries for you to choose from. I personally recommend the non-chain dispensaries. In my experience, the staff who work there are more helpful and knowledgeable. Regardless of which dispensary you choose, you’re guaranteed to walk out the door with some psychedelic mushrooms within 5 minutes.

However, some people want their shrooms quickly, but don’t like the idea of walking down Queen Street with a bag of illegal magic mushrooms in their hand. The good news is in Toronto there are 50+ same-day shroom delivery companies that will deliver your magic mushrooms to you on the same day that you order. This option guarantees a discrete delivery. Your nosy neighbour or boss won’t know you’re having shrooms dropped off. They’ll just assume Doordash or Uber Eats is delivering some food.

What is next for magic mushrooms in Toronto?

Magic mushrooms are pretty popular already.

You can purchase them from a dispensary, have Canada Post deliver them to your house, or have them delivered within an hour of ordering them.

As more people discover how magical a psychedelic shroom experience really is, I’m sincerely hopeful that more and more people will want to try them.

I hope your next psychedelic experience in Toronto is an enjoyable one.

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