First legal mushroom dispensary in U.S. opens in Ybor City – FOX 13 Tampa

Psychedelic psilocybin-free mushrooms sold in Florida

Josh Cascio reports.

YBOR CITY, Fla. – A shop in Ybor City shop claims it is the first legal mushroom dispensary in the United States. 

Just like marijuana, magic mushrooms or “shrooms”, as they are known, are illegal under federal law. Now, however, just like Delta 8 marijuana, which is a weaker but legal version, “shrooms” are also finding their way onto store shelves legally. 

Ybor’s Carlos Hermida believes in the benefits of “shrooms” so much, he’s added them to the name of his business. It is now the Chillum Mushroom and Hemp Dispensary. He says it the first legal mushroom dispensary in the US. 

“These are mushrooms that will get you high and make you trip,” Hermida said. “They have psychedelic effects,” he noted. 

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He says they’re legal because they don’t contain the mind-altering compound psilocybin, which is a schedule 1 drug akin to substances like heroin, meth and LSD. These products do however contain other compounds that have basically the same effect.

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