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Arizona Highways Magazine Accidentally Identifies Psychedelic Mushroom as Edible

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    View attachment 34953 Arizona Highways magazine won't be hitting the newsstands this month, after it wrongly identified a certain mushroom as being edible.

    Let's just say that while most people wouldn't consider the fly agaric mushroom to be edible, hippies at a Phish concert might.

    Turns out, the mushroom has some psychoactive properties, and can cause unwanted physical effects, too.

    Arizona Highways -- which is well-regarded for its photography -- posted the following note on its website:
    PHOENIX (September 13, 2013) - Arizona Highways magazine today announced its October 2013 issue features an item on page 13, in which the fly agaric mushroom is identified as being edible. The fly agaric mushroom should not be consumed in its raw form because of its unpredictable psychotropic and physical effects.

    "This issue will not be sold on newsstands, and we are alerting our subscribers to the mistake. We regret the error," said Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine.

    FYI, there are other mushrooms from the same genus that are considered deadly, so you might not want to utilize this new knowledge to go tripping. These aren't "magic mushrooms" in the traditional sense, as they don't contain any psilocybin.

    To check out just what kind of effects one might get from consuming these mushrooms, though, we consulted Erowid, the nonprofit psychoactive drug resource.

    Here's an excerpt of one account:
    Um, yeah -- it sounds like you might want to consider not eating those.


    Sep. 16 2013

    Matthew Hendley
    Phoenix New Times
    Image: Andy Roberts
    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/09/arizona_highways_magazine_acci.php


    Arizona Highways Magazine Issues Statement About October Issue

    PHOENIX (September 13, 2013) – Arizona Highways magazine today announced its October 2013 issue features an item on page 13, in which the fly agaric mushroom is identified as being edible. The fly agaric mushroom should not be consumed in its raw form because of its unpredictable psychotropic and physical effects.

    “This issue will not be sold on newsstands, and we are alerting our subscribers to the mistake. We regret the error,” said Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine.

    http://arizonahighways.wordpress.co...agazine-issues-statement-about-october-issue/

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