Can You Smoke Shrooms

Can You Smoke Shrooms?

Question: Can you smoke shrooms?

Answer:  Obviously, you can smoke shrooms, much like you could smoke paper, pine needles or any other combustible substance, but whether you should is a different question. 

Common sense, science and Reddit pretty much tell us that attempting to smoke shrooms is at best a waste of time and potentially dangerous.

Dried shrooms can be crushed into a powder and smoked by rolling them up in a joint but you do not get the psychedelic effects as psilocybin breaks down at high temperatures, so lighting up shrooms basically kills the active ingredient you are attempting to ingest.

Additionally, smoking shrooms exposes your lungs to more mold spores (Read Psilocybin Mushroom Anatomy 101 to learn about spores and other parts of the mushroom)  and inhaling certain types of mold increases your risk of lung inflammation and infections.

If you have a mold allergy, preexisting lung condition, or a weakened immune system, this can have serious health consequences.

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About the Author

Josh has diverse background with a combination of formal training in both healthcare and business administration. Currently the CTO of Frshminds, he has a life long interest in alternative approaches to healthcare as well as technology development. Prior to working on Frshminds, he was the CTO of Lift & Co, a cannabis information site and ran Extreme Innovations, the in house software development services company of Extreme Venture Partners, one of the most successful early stage venture investors in Canada. Since becoming interested in psychedelics, Josh has explored microdosing, mushroom cultivation and was responsible for building out Frshminds' mushroom species guide.

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