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Magic Mushrooms Found Growing In Buckingham Palace Queen's Garden

  1. Isodimorphism
    Magic mushrooms found in Buckingham Palace by Alan Titchmarsh

    The TV presenter was filming a programme in the Queen's gardens when he came across the fungi, which has hallucinogenic properties

    A species of magic mushroom has been found growing in the grounds of BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

    TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh was astounded when he came across the funny fungi while filming a Christmas special at the Queen's London home - saying: "I won't be eating any of that."

    The Amanita muscaria mushroom, commonly known as fly agaric or fly mushroom, is a white and red toadstool, with hallucinogenic properties.

    The species contains poison which, in rare cases, can cause death if consumed.

    Presenter Alan told The Sun he was surprised to happen upon the plants while working on The Queen's Garden, which will be screened on Christmas Day.

    "That was a surprise but it shows just how varied the species are," he said.

    Fly agaric are common and are understood to have grown naturally in the palace grounds rather than having been planted there.

    The hallucinogenic properties of the mushroom have been well-known for centuries and have a long history of use in religious and shamanistic rituals, according to the Kew Gardens website.

    The fungi is also important to the growth and development of many types of tree, and provides food for flies, and a breeding site for beetles.

    A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "There are several hundred fungi species in the palace garden, including a small number of naturally occurring fly agaric mushrooms.

    "As the programme explains, they are beneficial to trees, increasing their ability to take in nutrients."

    Royal officials also made clear for the record that fungi from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens.

    Dec 12, 2014
    By Jessica Best, Daily Mirror
    Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/magic-mushrooms-found-buckingham-palace-4794536


  1. Alfa
    Re: Magic mushrooms found in Buckingham Palace by Alan Titchmarsh

    Are Amanita muscaria mushrooms legal in the UK? Or does the queen have royal immunity?
    I dont see any mention of charges being filed. That would be an ironic event highlighting the absurdity of bans on plants.
  2. Isodimorphism
    Re: Magic mushrooms found in Buckingham Palace by Alan Titchmarsh

    Amanita Muscaria are legal here and some headshops sell them.

    Psilocybin-producing mushrooms are illegal, but AFAIK, there's a loophole in UK law that means you can't be prosecuted for mushrooms that grow "naturally" on your property; they have to be deliberately cultivated. If anyone has more specific information on that, I'd like to hear it.
  3. Beenthere2Hippie
    [IMGR=white]https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=42076&stc=1&d=1418658884[/IMGR]BRITAIN - Magic mushrooms have reportedly been found in the palace gardens at Buckingham Palace this week. According to reports, the discovery was made by Alan Titchmarsh who was in the palace grounds recording a new programme called The Queen’s Garden when he stumbled across the hallucinogenic.

    The presenter came across the mushroom as he toured the area with Professor Mick Crawley, an ecology expert. When they stumbled across the mushroom, Titchmarsh asked, “Is it edible?” to which the Professor Crawley responded, “That depends what you mean. It’s eaten in some cultures for its hallucinogenic affects. But it also makes people who eat it very sick.

    “The old-fashioned thing to do was to feed it to the village idiot, then drink his urine because you get all of the high without any of the sickness,” the professor continued.

    In response, a spokesperson for the palace told The Sun, “For the avoidance of doubt, fungi from the garden are not used in the Palace kitchens.”

    Her.ie/Dec. 15, 2014
    Photo: The Daily Record
    Newshawk Crew
  4. ianzombie
    That's the best picture ive seen all week :)
    I can just imagine Duke of Edinburgh under the influence of mushrooms :)
  5. tayorous
    Either the queen doesn't know, or the whole royal family. Or she and the royal family like tripping. I hope it's the second one Ahaha
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