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# Magic Mushrooms

This year
# Australia
Australia to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical use
The psychedelic substances will soon be used in the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress.
All time
# Revenue
€117k worth of drugs including cannabis and magic mushrooms seized at Dublin Mail Centre
Investigations are ongoing.
# Drimnagh
Magic mushroom lab discovered in Dublin
On the premises, gardaí found fully grown mushrooms and a laboratory containing various chemicals used in the cultivation of mushrooms.
# Magic Mushrooms
The Irish food board will pay UK influencers thousands a year to plug mushrooms
Bord Bia is about to roll out a multimillion-euro campaign across Britain and Ireland.
# Psychedelics
'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients
A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.
# psilocybin
Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression
A small trial has found that a compound made from the mushrooms helped people with treatment-resistant depression.
# Watch this space
Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?
Irish researchers are attempting to find out.
# Stoned
New Zealand vets treat large number of stoned pets
“If you’re stoned and lying around on the couch and you leave your biscuits out, then they’re going to eat them,” says one vet.