Created January 29, 2008; Revised April 2, 2017.
Copyright 1998-2017 by John W. Allen

A page devoted to newspaper clippings, unusual articles some psilocybian mushroom trivia


Hello and welcome to our News archives. In this section you will find a wide variety of newspaper clippings regarding the visionary mushrooms. I Started to catalogue these clippings back in 1973.
They are arranged alphabetically newspapers and then chronologically by dates.
In additon, I would like to add that one must not beleive everything one reads in a newspaper. Although the majority of these articles are loaded with misinformation, They were at the time, the only source of public knowledge reagrding the sacred mushrooms.



For a Lage Cultivation Shroom Bust in Quebec of 218 Kilos of Psilocybe cubensis, see Large Scaled Shroom Busts


Ottawa, Canada

May 9, 2009


Hydro One believed the occupant of a home in Constance Bay was stealing electricity. These cases are often linked to marijuana grow operations and so Ottawa Police were notified.

The home at 4405 Tranquility Lane was searched in early March and officers found dried marijuana as well as syringes containing material used to grow magic mushrooms.

While a team of officers was in the basement, they found a closet containing a shelving unit. A closer look revealed a secret door connected to a set of magnets.

Once opened, officers found three rooms, each containing clandestine laboratories. More than 1,150 marijuana plants were seized from the rooms. The total street value for all the drugs in the home is about $1.2 million.

A 49-year-old man is charged with production of marijuana, production of psilocybin, possession for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana and psilocybin and breaching probation.

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