Magic Mushrooms (Hallucinogen)
Street Name: Shrooms, mushies
What it looks like and how it's taken:
Grow wild throughout Scotland in the autumn and are eaten raw, dried, cooked in food, or stewed into a tea.
Similar to LSD but the trip is milder and shorter, usually lasting about 4 hours.
Short term: Stomach pains, sickness and diarrhoea. Poisoning by eating wrong kind of mushroom by mistake. Can complicate mental illnesses.
Legal status: Unprepared not controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation. Classified as Class A when prepared for use (dried or stewed).