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Psilocybin Mushrooms: Street Names, Slang, Nicknames + Emoji

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Psilocybin Mushrooms: Street Names, Slang, Nicknames + Emojis 

Psilocybin is a hallucinogen in certain types of mushrooms. The effects of psilocybin are similar to other hallucinogens, such as LSD and PCP (angel dust). Psilocybin mushrooms (“magic mushrooms,” “mushrooms,” or “shrooms”) are commonly available dried or fresh with long, slender stems topped by caps that are dark on the underside. Because they are not considered a “harsh street drug,” mushrooms and their effects are often downplayed. Most nicknames, code words, and symbols for psilocybin mushrooms are casually used and dismissed as innocent slang.

Typically, mushrooms appeal to the curiosity of people interested in drug use, and the slang overshadows potential risks, such as flashbacks. However, abusing mushrooms can have serious physical and psychological effects. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), psychosis or psychotic-like episodes may occur if someone ingests a high dose of psilocybin. 

If you have noticed someone you love displaying unusual behavior or having “coded” conversations, they may be involved in some form of drug abuse. Learn how to identify the most common slang, street names, and emojis used for psilocybin mushrooms. In addition, be aware that other drugs are sometimes laced with psilocybin mushrooms and have their own terminology.

If you or a loved one is involved with drug use or may have a drug addiction, call Zinnia Health for help at (855) 430-9439. One of our addiction specialists can help you learn more about the serious physical and psychological effects of hallucinogens and other drugs.

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Are There Emojis for Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Emojis are used as a type of drug slang to communicate about common drugs and illegal drug use, including psilocybin mushrooms. Because it’s an illicit drug, providers and people who buy and use mushrooms may use certain emojis.

  • 🍄 This mushroom emoji may be easily overlooked if you aren’t familiar with the meaning.
  • 🌈 A colorful half-rainbow describes the kaleidoscopic and psychedelic experiences associated with psilocybin mushrooms.
  • 🌀 A swirl that looks similar to an “at” symbol represents dreamy, twisted states of consciousness brought about by consuming psilocybin mushrooms.
  • 🌌 Blue curvy stripes with dots describe the surreal sensations caused by psilocybin mushrooms.
  • 🤯 A pumpkin-like face with big eyes and an explosion coming out of the top is usually combined with other emojis and symbolizes the mind-altering effects experienced during a psilocybin trip.
  • 🍃 The falling green leaves emoji refers to the natural origin of psilocybin mushrooms and is a discreet way to communicate about them.

These simple symbols are used to hint at the drug’s effects without explicit statements. As emojis continue to evolve, it’s important to be aware of their potential meaning for illicit drugs. 

What Are the Slang Words and Street Names for Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” “mushrooms,” or “shrooms,” have their own slang and street names used to discreetly reference their use.

Commonly used street names include:

  • Shrooms (shortened name for “mushrooms”)
  • Magic Mushrooms (refers to hallucinogenic and mystical experiences)
  • Mushies
  • Psychedelic Fungi (highlights hallucinogenic properties)
  • Tea Party (mushrooms in the form of brewed tea) 
  • Blue Meanies (refers to certain species that have a bluish tint)

The National Drug Intelligence Center has also reported the following street names that may or may not be current:

  • Boomers
  • Mexican Mushrooms
  • God or God’s flesh
  • Little Smoke
  • Simple Simon
  • Silly Putty
  • Sacred Mushroom
  • Musk

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Are There Nicknames for Psilocybin Mushrooms-Laced Drugs?

Mixing drugs with other illegal drugs or various substances is not just dangerous — it can be deadly. However, people sometimes “lace” various drugs to enhance the effects.

Psilocybin mushrooms and psilocybin mushroom-laced drugs are no exception. Some of the drugs psilocybin mushrooms are commonly laced with include:

  • MDMA (molly, adam, rolls, love drug)
  • Cannabis (reefer, weed, pot, skunk, mary jane, bud, chronic, green, herb)
  • Bath salts (vanilla sky, purple wave)
  • LSD (yellow sunshine, blotter acid)
  • Fentanyl (apache, china girl, jackpot, TNT)
  • Fake prescription pills (Xanax, Adderall, benzos)
  • Stimulants (Ritalin, crank, meth, Adderall)
  • Heroin (junk, smack, dope, white horse, brown sugar, black tar, dragon, mud)
  • Ketamine (cat valium, super acid, purple passion)
  • Rohypnol (date rape drug, roofies, GHB)
  • Steroids (arnolds, gym candy, pumpers)

Psilocybin-laced drugs are camouflaged as either inhalants (poppers or snappers), mixtures with some form of white powder (cocaine or angel dust), or other substances. 

Of course, “dope” is a commonly used nickname for many drugs. However, there are other nicknames associated with psilocybin mushroom-laced drugs. 

  • Shroom Cocktail
  • Mushroom Mélange
  • Fungi Fusion
  • Mystic Medley
  • Mindbender Mix
  • Fantasia Fusion
  • Mushroom Mirage

Nicknames are a cover-up for drug-related activities. Recognizing these nicknames is important in addressing the risk of poisoning or even death.

What Are the Slang Terms for Using Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Slang terms for the use of psilocybin mushrooms are commonly straightforward but still conceal the true nature of drug-related activities. Most of the unique words describe the feeling and effects of using psilocybin while trivializing the risks.

Commonly used terms include:

  • Tripping (describes the altered state of consciousness mushrooms induce)
  • Shrooming/mushrooming (playful and casual)
  • Taking a trip (allows for plausible deniability in casual conversation)
  • Going down the rabbit hole (sense of delving into an alternate reality) 
  • Getting cosmic (suggests an “out-of-this-world” experience) 
  • Communing with nature (implies a connection to the natural world and references psilocybin mushrooms as a natural drug rather than chemical)

In the continuous struggle against drug abuse, the most powerful tools to address the issue head-on are education and awareness. The ultimate goal is to be aware of signs to look for when recognizing substance misuse.

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