Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023

Due to the numerous requests from LPs. Micro and Craft growers along with some of the largest cannabis retail stores in the nation, Grow Up has decided to bring our award winning show to Alberta. We will be hosting our 7th Conference and Expo at the Edmonton Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Edmonton.

Florida Dispensary Uncovers Legal Loophole, Starts Selling Shrooms

Oct 18, 2022 | Media Partners, Psychedelic News Wire

This post is presented by our media partner Psychedelic News Wire
View the original article here.

Last month, a hemp dispensary located in Florida began to sell psychedelic mushrooms. The dispensary, Chillum, was founded by Carlos Hermida in 2018. Hermida is pushing legal boundaries because psilocybin is still illegal in the county due to its Schedule I classification under the Controlled Substances Act. Drugs under this classification have no legal medical purpose and a high potential for abuse. Other drugs under this schedule include LSD and heroin.

Hermida is basing his sales on a legal loophole that allows him to sell Amanita muscaria mushrooms that do not contain psilocybin. This makes them legal under federal law. Additionally, this red-and-white mushroom is legal in all states in the country except for Louisiana.

To sell the shrooms, Hermida doesn’t call them magic mushrooms, because this term is associated with psilocybin, the primary psychedelic compound found in traditional hallucinogenic mushrooms. He argues that only when drugs are a problem are they banned, noting that muscaria’s low uptake had protected it from regulation.

The Amanita muscaria mushroom is usually used for its psychedelic properties. However, it is poisonous, with one review from the National Library of Medicine showing one patient who fell into a coma after accidentally ingesting it. Additionally, the mushroom may cause diarrhea and vomiting if consumed raw.

To avoid these effects, Hermida reveals that he cooks then treats these mushrooms. This, he says, decreases their toxicity.

Chillum sells the mushroom strain in powders, gummies and capsules. The dispensary also provides mycology growth kits that could, in theory, allow an individual to make their own psilocybin. However, Hermida usually asks customers to sign a form agreeing that they will not do so.

Hermida built his business on loosening restrictions, having fought for the legalization of medical cannabis in the state. In his interview, he revealed that he hadn’t observed a significant increase in traffic since he added the Amanita muscaria mushrooms to his product line.

Advocates are pushing for psychedelic drugs for medical purposes to be made more accessible, as the use of recreational cannabis increases across states in the country. Hermida noted that he’s made preparations in the event that the law which bans the use of psilocybin is lifted, noting that he also plans to establish more dispensary branches. His experiment is only one among many others being held by dispensaries in North America that are pushing back against outdated drug laws hoping for reforms.

For companies such as Silo Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: SILO), the approach of taking therapeutic formulations through the preclinical and clinical research process leading to FDA approval is the preferred way to see psychedelic treatments available to patients who desperately need alternatives to what is currently available for managing their ailments.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to Silo Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: SILO) are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/SILO

About PsychedelicNewsWire

PsychedelicNewsWire (PNW) is a specialized content distribution company that (1) aggregates and distributes news and information on the latest developments in all aspects and advances of psychedelics and their use, (2) creates PsychedelicNewsBreaks designed to quickly update investors on important industry news, (3) leverages a team of expert editors to enhance press releases for maximum impact, (4) assists companies with the management and optimization of social media across a range of platforms, and (5) delivers unparalleled corporate communication solutions. PNW stays abreast of the latest information and has established a reputation as the go to source for coverage of psychedelics, therapeutics and emerging market opportunities. Our team of seasoned journalists has a proven track record of helping both public and private companies gain traction with a wide audience of investors, consumers, media outlets and the general public by leveraging our expansive dissemination network of more than 5,000 key syndication outlets. PNW is committed to delivering improved visibility and brand recognition to companies operating in the emerging markets of psychedelics.

To receive instant SMS alerts, text “Groovy” to 844-397-5787 (U.S. Mobile Phones Only)

For more information please visit https://www.PsychedelicNewsWire.com

Please see full terms of use and disclaimers on the PsychedelicNewsWire website applicable to all content provided by PNW, wherever published or re-published: https://www.PsychedelicNewsWire.com/Disclaimer

Do you have questions or are you interested in working with PNW? Ask our Editor

PsychedelicNewsWire (PNW)
San Francisco, California
www.PsychedelicNewsWire.com
415.949.5050 Office
Editor@PsychedelicWire.com

PsychedelicNewsWire is part of the InvestorBrandNetwork.

The post Florida Dispensary Uncovers Legal Loophole, Starts Selling Shrooms appeared first on PsychedelicNewsWire (PNW).

This post was originally published by our media partner here.