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New trend in magic mushrooms reflects young Europeans’ appetite for intense experiences

News release from the EU drugs agency in Lisbon

  1. Calliope
    European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (26.6.2006, LISBON)

    Many young Europeans are experimenting with hallucinogenic (‘magic’) mushrooms, according to a new study released today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) to mark International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking . The phenomenon may be driven by a broader consumer trend for young people to actively seek out intense experiences and ‘natural highs’ and by an increasing interest in organic products.