If you seek a mild and beginner-friendly magic mushroom strain, Thai is your magic mushroom. Experienced psychonauts know, communicating with other people, especially those not tripping with you during your first ever magic mushroom trip can be difficult. If you are afraid that can happen, Thai is one of the safest options for you. They are mild in potency, which allows you to have a more social trip, also Thai magic mushrooms can be quite energetic (as much as magic mushrooms can be energetic). Read our complete magic mushroom grow kit guide if you want to learn more about other magic mushroom strains.
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Pros of Thai magic mushrooms:
- Perfect for social settings
- One of the most popular beginner choices
- Expect giggles and fun all throughout the trip
Cons of Thai magic mushrooms:
- Not super strong visual trip (try Mazatapec)
- Low in potency (try Golden Teacher or McKennaii)
- There is one milder option if you are really skeptical about your first ever magic mushroom trip (try Mexicana)
Even though beginners can also choose B+ or even Cambodian magic mushrooms, Thai can be one of the most cheerful magic mushroom strains out there. Great for some mild tripping in a close group of friends!
What is Psilocybe Cubensis history?
Psychedelic shroom use history should probably be split into two parts. The pre-history or ancient history and recent or modern history. This is because magic mushrooms and various other psychedelic plants have been used long before the birth of civilization. Think 6000 or more years ago. Yes, we liked to trip for thousands of years. Before you think this makes us special, think again as dolphins take psychotropic pufferfish venom for fun, reindeers knowingly eat Amanita Muscaria and even jaguars eat psychedelic vines and plants.
As you can guess, our ancient history is filled with tribes, religions and rituals that recognized the value of magic mushrooms. The interesting fact about ancient people taking psychedelic drugs is that it’s not something that is more common in one region, but not others. Similar practices pop up all over the globe, which can be expected as magic mushrooms naturally grow in most countries around the world.
When it comes to modern history, think 1799 and the first report of a family having an ” accidental magical dinner” followed by a night filled with hysteria and euphoria. The first shamanic ritual experience documented by westerners happened somewhere in 1955 and from there psychedelic movement spiraled out of control.
By the year 1958, LSD discoverer Albert Hoffman successfully isolated and identified psilocybin and psilocin as the core active ingredients. This, in combination with mycologist Roger Heim who identified psilocybe cubensis as a psychedelic magic mushroom strain sparked interest in both scientific and recreational communities all around the world.
Which immediately lead to a counterculture movement and bans all around the world. As we know now, with the rebirth of scientific research into psilocybin treatments – we might have lost decades of valuable scientific discoveries in the field of psychedelic drugs when the world banned these substances. But hopefully, we are living in times of psychedelic rebirth when thousands of years of psychedelic traditions and many valuable scientific studies will allow more and more countries around the world to legalize or decriminalize psilocybe cubensis use once again.