When we think of magic mushrooms, many of us think of wild hallucinating hippy experiences and not all the amazing benefits they have. This week we’re diving into the advantages and experiences of microdosing mushrooms (psilocybin) and looking into how we can do this responsibly and safely for improved wellness.

This week we’re joined once again by CannaMom Danielle Simone Brand, who we already had such a great episode with on the Implications of Being a CannaMom. Danielle is incredibly knowledgeable about microdosing and how to do it safely around your kids, so we’re so happy that she could come back to talk to us about psilocybin today! As a CannaMom herself, Danielle understands microdosing in a small and safe amount, whether that be cannabis or psilocybin, and she shared some amazing information with us.

For this episode, we dove into into all things mushrooms - how to safely ingest them, dosage amounts, even how we can grow our own. There’s so much misinformation out there so it was great to talk to Danielle about some of the misconceptions and worries that people often have. We also talked a lot about methods and protocols of consuming, so there’s so much great stuff for you to check out below!

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Guest Expert

Danielle, author of Weed Mom, and plant medicine journalist has taken the adventurous route a few times in her life. Highlights include founding two businesses, traveling alone to out-of-the-way spots, and attempting (also failing) to homestead in the wilds of Colorado. She has an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, a BA from Dartmouth College, and an inability to do the same thing in the same place for very long. Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their two children, and a very barky terrier.

In This Episode We Talk About

00:22 - A hello to Danielle and an intro to psilocybin (mushrooms).
03:56 - What is psilocybin? What are the other kinds of mushrooms?
05:22 - Psilocybin vs. cannabis.
06:56 - The history of mushrooms and the Stoned Ape theory.
12:29 - Proper dosage.
14:52 - How to ingest mushrooms.
18:22 - What’s legal and growing your mushrooms at home.
22:08 - The mushroom network (and yes, it can talk).
31:16 - How we may feel and react to psilocybin.
33:36 - Different protocols for dosing.
41:09 - Resources and last words from Danielle.  

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