U.S. Justice Department DEA logo

What is Psilocybin? – Drug Enforcement Agency

The U.S.A Government’s fact sheet on Psilocybin containing Mushrooms.

Magic Mushrooms

In this article, the DEA provides insights into psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in certain psilocybin mushrooms. Psilocybin is metabolized in the body to psilocyn, also present in these mushrooms, and is commonly known on the street as “Magic mushrooms,” “Mushrooms,” or “Shrooms.” The article highlights the methods of abuse, with psilocybin mushrooms typically ingested orally, brewed as tea, or added to foods to mask their bitter taste.