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Combining THC and Mushrooms: How Does it Feel?

Combining THC and Mushrooms: How Does it Feel?

Marijuana and THC products are becoming increasingly popular as states legalize them for recreational and therapeutic purposes. Given their increasing popularity, combining medications can be an interesting experience because each one amplifies the others and creates unique effects. THC and Mushrooms are two of the most widely utilized recreational and medical medicines. 

Despite having different effects, these chemicals have a fascinating interaction when combined. Today, we'll dig into the mysterious world of mushroom cannabis.

In this post, we'll go over everything you need to know about mixing weed and shrooms, including how the two substances compare, if it's safe to do so, and some useful suggestions for combining them in the right manner.

Let’s get started. 

Explaining the THC & Mushroom: The Basics & Effects!

The Basics & Effects of THC:

Marijuana includes an active ingredient known as tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. People who consume or smoke THC products may feel happier, more relaxed, and have their senses awakened, among other pleasant effects. While some people find marijuana to be more calming, others may report an increase in motivation and productivity.

An individual's experience with marijuana might vary depending on a number of factors, such as how much and how they use it. Consuming large amounts of THC can cause unwanted side effects, such as Rapid heart rate, Dry mouth, Anxiety, and Paranoia. 

The Basics & Effects of Magic Mushroom:

Magic mushrooms, also known as shrooms, are fungi that generate psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical. There are various methods to eat dried mushrooms. The mushrooms can be used to make tea, powdered and added to food, or even taken as supplements like Mushroom Gummies.

People who consume psilocybin mushrooms have an altered sense of their environment.

They might encounter:

  • Objects moving or "melting"
  • Person and object displacement
  • Changed understanding of time
  • Changes in their perspective of their body
  • Anxiety, uneasiness, or fear
  • Spiritual or philosophical thoughts

Magic mushroom users may experience cravings that may lead to extensive use. Physical and emotional reliance may develop, potentially leading to addiction.

What Happens When You Mix Shrooms and Weed?

Depending on dosage and personal tolerance, weed and mushrooms together can have a range of effects.

Combining THC and Mushrooms May Have The Following Advantages:

  • Enhanced relaxation: Cannabis with a high CBD content may reduce pre-trip anxiety.
  • Enhanced psychedelic experience: The visual and cognitive impacts of mushrooms can be amplified by high-THC cannabis.
  • Extended effects: When consumed during the peak or comedown, cannabis can extend the benefits of the mushroom trip.
  • Relapse relief: For certain users, marijuana makes the transition back to sobriety easier.
  • Relieving nausea: An unsettled stomach, a common adverse effect of mushrooms, is reduced because of cannabis.

Negative Consequences of Combining Weed and Shrooms:

  • Anxiety and paranoia - This is especially true for THC-sensitive users or those who take large amounts.
  • Sensory overload - The combination may cause sensory overload.
  • Impaired judgment: When magic cannabis and THC are combined, decision-making is affected.
  • HPPD risk - Psychedelics enhance the likelihood of visual changes that last after usage.

Best Practices for Consuming THC & Mushrooms Together!

State and setting awareness is the greatest approach to guaranteeing a safe experience when combining weed and mushrooms together. 

  • State refers to your mental state prior to using the substance(s).
  • Setting encompasses both your surroundings and the people you're with.

For example, if you are already depressed and take psychedelics in an unfamiliar setting or with individuals you do not trust, you may have a terrible experience.

Before you start, make sure you're comfortable both physically and mentally. 

Here are some additional guidelines to ensure everything is secure and cozy:

  • Wait until the effects are fully gone—at least 12 hours—before you drive.
  • Refrain from combining any additional substances, such as alcohol.
  • Start with a little dosage of each drug and proceed cautiously. Allow enough time for each to take effect before adding additional.

Proceed with caution if you have a history of mental health issues.

Though it's becoming more common, there are still a lot of questions about the use of psychedelics to treat mental health concerns. Thus, use caution and follow all recommended protocols. Additionally, it's crucial to be mindful of the consumption method when incorporating psychedelics into your experience. If you choose to consume them in an edible form, like a mushroom chocolate bar, be aware of the dosage and the time it takes for the effects to kick in. This is especially important for maintaining a comfortable and controlled setting during your journey.

How Do You Manage After a Bad Trip?

A negative reaction is frequently characterized by anxiety and paranoia, which hallucinations may worsen. Usually, these effects can be controlled by a sober buddy or "trip-sitter."

Trip-sitters can kindly reassure you that the reaction is just a result of the substances you consumed and that it will eventually go away. 

  • They may influence the environment by leading the individual experiencing a reaction into a calm area with calming hues, sounds, and scents.
  • Removing mirrors from the environment might sometimes minimize the likelihood of having frightening hallucinations.
  • If the person experiencing an unpleasant reaction is able to eat and drink, delivering a modest amount of food and water can minimize the severity of the symptoms.

When to look out for professional assistance? 

It's necessary to dial for emergency assistance if someone

  • Vomits all the time.
  • has a fever.
  • Cannot stay conscious for very long.
  • demonstrates behavior that endangers themselves or others

When requesting assistance over the phone, you don't have to disclose the substances you take if you're worried about law enforcement being involved. Just make sure to inform them about particular symptoms so they can respond appropriately.

To Conclude

Anecdotal data indicates that combining weed and shrooms can have both unpredictable and beneficial effects. While some users claim benefits, others caution that mixing the two makes them feel more anxious and limits their ability to see mushrooms. 

Combining these two medications can be quite beneficial, but there are a few things that need to be done right. First, before mixing, consume each independently to understand your unique reactions for the best safety and benefit. 

Secondly, it is highly recommended to select a cannabis strain with relatively mild effects. Third, make sure you're in a comfortable place to unwind—the right environment is crucial when combining cannabis and mushrooms! Fourth, try to arrange to have a trustworthy journey companion accompany you. 

Both of these drugs together have the potential to bring out the best and worst in one another. If you're interested, by all means, go ahead and try it—but do it with caution, respect, and moderation.

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Kevin Cummings - December 27, 2023

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David Nadel

David Nadel is a freelance copywriter and content writer who has been doing content creation since late 2014. He originally worked at a marketing tech company in Boston doing email marketing and SEO display ad campaigns (where he helped to create the content for those emails and banner ads for clients) before going full time as a freelance writer in 2017.

It all started working with clients in the vaping industry in 2013, where David got his opportunities to do more freelance work for that industry the following year because of his success with helping those clients with emails and ads. And, which led him writing for the hemp industry too, as he had already been an avid cannabis enthusiast going all the way back to 2011.

Because of his extensive knowledge and legit passion with non-psychoactive and psychoactive cannabinoids, coupled with his better understanding of shrooms (mushrooms) since 2015, and the kratom/kava industry since 2019, it has allowed him to create some of the most remarkable, out-of-the box, and informative content in the industry.

Even today, David still keeps on top of what’s happening in the cannabis, shrooms, and kratom/kava industries, like new research and data studies, wellness trends, legality, and emerging cannabinoids and strains, in order to supply the most up-to-date, precise educational, fun, and engaging content. That way, new and experienced users alike can really understand what this amazing industry has to offer while still being fully informed.