Revised January 14, 2005; November 5, 2007; and April 8, 2017.
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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 1976.
They are arranged alphabetically by countries and newspapers and then Chronologically by dates.


The Daily Times. Saturday March 11, 2000.
Crackdown on 'Mushrooms'

While we always heard that some people were prone to consuming hallucinogenic mushrooms, we never suspected there was money to be made growing the strange mind-altering fungi. But this week the Wicomico Country Narcotics Task Force raided a Salisbury home and charged a resident with eight counts related to manufacturing, distributing, possessing and storing the mushrooms.

Police said they confiscated 48 jars of the mushrooms, known as psilocybin. Police also said they found a serious mushroom-growing operation in the basement of the raided home.

Where and how these mushrooms might be sold and distributed is a bit of a mystery to us. Are mushrooms sold on the corner like crack cocaine? Are they popular with the high school crowd or baby boomers? Should we look for legislation next year in the Maryland General Assembly seeking to legalize mushrooms for medical purposes? Either way, police are apparently cracking down on mushroom growers and moving to stop this "mushroom madness," and that's a good thing - at least we think so.
[news hawk: Robert Ryan].

Frederick County Maryland News Letter sections/news/displayUpdate.htm?StoryID=68408

Man arrested for mushrooms, pot
Originally published December 03, 2007

By ComfortDorn
News-Post Staff

A Frederick man was arrested early today after he was found sitting in a car with two bags of marijuana, a bag of psilocybin mushrooms and a partially smoked joint, the Frederick Police Department reports.

While investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Hillmeade Square about 2:46 a.m., Officer Michael Auge saw two men sitting inside the car, police said. When the officer approached, the driver rolled down his window and Auge smelled burning marijuana.

Auge found a bag of marijuana on the driver, identified as Daniel Matthew Thonet, 18, of the 6100 block of Springwater Place, police said. Inside the car, the officer found a bag of marijuana, a partially smoked marijuana cigarette, and a bag containing about 26 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, packaged for distribution.

Thonet told Auge that the passenger had nothing to do with the drugs in the car, so the passenger was not arrested, police said.

Thonet was arrested and taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center to be processed at Central Booking. He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute psilocybin mushrooms, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and possession of marijuana.

Ocean City Maryland News.


Mushrooms seized from car

BERLIN – Two juveniles were injured Monday morning when their vehicle overturned on Route 589 at Gray’s Corner Rd. and police inspecting the car after the crash found a bag of psychedelic mushrooms.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, a Maryland State Police trooper was dispatched to the area of Route 589 and Gray’s Corner Rd. for a reported accident. The trooper discovered a white 2004 Jeep Cherokee had overturned, injuring the two occupants including an unidentified juvenile and a local girl. Both were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

The trooper conducted an inventory of items in the vehicle in an effort to identify the owner and found a clear plastic baggie containing suspected psilocybin, or psychedelic mushrooms, in the cargo area of the Jeep behind the rear seats. The driver was charged with possession of CDS-not marijuana and was released to his parents at PRMC.

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