Drug info - Mushrooms and Drug Tests

Discussion in 'Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe & Amanita)' started by Alfa, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    The first thing to know about mushrooms and drug tests is that psilocybin and psilocin, the primary psychoactive substances in psilocybe mushrooms, are not commonly tested for in the standard drug test. The basic drug test, currently used for nearly all corporate and sports testing programs, checks for 5 types of substances


    1. Cannabinoids (marijuana, hash)
    2. Cocaine (cocaine, crack, benzoylecognine)
    3. Amphetamines (amphetamines, methamphetamines, speed)
    4. Opiates (heroin, opium, codeine, morphine)
    5. Phencyclidine (PCP)
    Even the extended employment drug tests used by most companies do not test for the presence of psilocybin or psilocin.


    It is, however, technically possible to detect psilocybin and psilocin with a drug test and we have received reports of psilocybin testing during criminal probation and a school-related drug test. Because they are less standard, these tests are more expensive to give than the basic test. The more expensive and comprehensive drug tests are sometimes used in cases where there is specific reason to believe that psilocybin mushrooms use is an issue; for example, an individual who is on probation for mushroom use might be specifically tested for the presence of psilocybin in hir system. However, generally mushroom use does not cause an individual to test positive on most random drug tests given by an employer or school.

    Once ingested, most of the psilocybin is converted into psilocin within the first hour. Most of the psilocin is then excreted within the first 8 hours...but portions remain in the system for several weeks. From Stafford's Psychedelics Encyclopedia:

     
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  2. Baysick

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    I just want to know how long they stay in a person's system? and if they show up in U A's?
     
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    No, they do not show up in general U'A's. They have to be specifically tested for. Out of the body quickly. WIll have to look up exactly how long. I wouldnt sweat it tho.
     
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    Tested for in Standard Drug Tests?
    No

    Tested for in Extended Drug Tests?
    Sometimes

    Possible to test for?
    YES

    Detection Period in Urine
    1-3 days

    This is from Erowid
     
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  5. wateremu

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    drug tests

    i know that psilocybin is converted into psilocin and most of that is gone within the firsts 8 hours but from what i have heard portions of that stays in your system for a couple of weeks then the detection time in urine people say is 1-5 days i am very confused.My cat is on probation and wants to trip but is scared of the GC MS machine does any one have any expirence with probation and mushrooms.
     
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    Re: drug tests

    Labrat would assume that unless there is an actual reason for them to
    test specifically for psiloc(yb)in (see below) that they would not. But
    remember that assumptions have landed many in jail (heh - and to assume
    makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me"...).

    Be safe.
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    Urine Testing
    The first thing to know about mushrooms and drug tests is that psilocybin
    and psilocin, the primary psychoactive substances in psilocybe mushrooms,
    are not commonly tested for in the standard drug test. The basic drug
    test, currently used for nearly all corporate and sports testing programs,
    checks for 5 types of substances


    1. Cannabinoids (marijuana, hash)
    2. Cocaine (cocaine, crack, benzoylecognine)
    3. Amphetamines (amphetamines, methamphetamines, speed)
    4. Opiates (heroin, opium, codeine, morphine)
    5. Phencyclidine (PCP)
    Even the extended employment drug tests used by most companies do not
    test for the presence of psilocybin or psilocin. For more information on the
    basic and extended drug tests...see the Drug Testing Vault.

    It is, however, technically possible to detect psilocybin and psilocin with a
    drug test and we have received reports of psilocybin testing during criminal
    probation
    and a school-related drug test. Because they are less standard,
    these tests are more expensive to give than the basic test. The more
    expensive and comprehensive drug tests are sometimes used in cases
    where there is specific reason to believe that psilocybin mushrooms use is
    an issue; for example, an individual who is on probation for mushroom use
    might be specifically tested for the presence of psilocybin in hir system.

    However, generally mushroom use does not cause an individual to test
    positive on most random drug tests given by an employer or school.

    -EROWID
     
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  8. Greenport

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    Re: drug tests

    Tryptamines are very hard to test for the presence of, because of their use in the body's normal metabolism. Certainly DMT and other tryptamines are excreted in urine, and psilocin is only a 4-hydroxyl group different from DMT. It would probably be very hard for them to detect psilocin against all the other stuff.
     
  9. sweetleaf64

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    Has anyone been on criminal probation, used mushrooms and ended up having a dirty UA?

    I understand it's possible, and I can see them testing for it if you are charged with possesion of them. But my friend was charged with possesion of cannabis, over 5 ounces wich is a state jail felony in texas. He gets tested randomly. He's expecting to be tested this week based on prior testing times, so this question might not even matter. He plans on taking mushrooms on friday night, which means the earlist they can test him would be monday.

    Do you think he will be dirty if he isn't tested before friday?