Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic chemical found in certain types of mushrooms. It is illegal to use, possess, and sell in the United States.
How psilocybin is used:
- eaten orally
- brewed into tea
- added to other foods
As an illicit drug, psilocybin may be referred to by a number of street names, also known as code words or slang words.
Popular Street Names For Psilocybin
Psilocybin comes in the form of either fresh or dried mushrooms with long stems and mushroom caps. It may also be brewed into tea.
Common street names for psilocybin include:
- magic mushrooms
- purple passion
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Street Names For Psilocybin With Other Drugs
Some people who use illicit drugs like psilocybin also use other drugs. Psilocybin may be taken in combination with other hallucinogenic drugs to enhance its effects.
Street names for psilocybin mixed with other drugs:
- Hippie flip: psilocybin and MDMA
- Flower flipping: psilocybin and ecstasy/MDMA
Psilocybin is currently being studied as a potential treatment for treatment-resistant depression under direct medical supervision.
While psilocybin may have some therapeutic properties, it can—like any other drug—be misused for its effects, to numb out, or to avoid facing reality.
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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Drug Slang Code Words
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Psilocybin
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Hallucinogens DrugFacts
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Commonly Used Drug Charts