It may be one of Canada’s smallest provinces, but that doesn’t mean New Brunswick lacks in natural beauty. Situated on the East-Central coast of Canada, the province encompasses lively cities, saltwater beaches, and 80% of the land is made up of evergreen forest.
In addition to an abundance of wildlife and natural scenery, New Brunswick is also home to four different magic mushroom species.
So, if you’re planning a trip to the area, or you’re a local looking to explore your surrounding beautiful province, read on to find out everything you need to know about taking shrooms in New Brunswick.
Are Shrooms Legal in New Brunswick?
Although there are hopes that the laws surrounding magic mushrooms will change in the near future, at the moment they are still classed as Schedule lll drugs under Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
This means that they’re illegal to possess, and those caught can face a fine and/or prison time. Exceptions can be made from people who are taking part in clinical trials and research, especially as the varied effects of psilocybin are proving to be helpful for those suffering from depression and anxiety.
In a recent change of events, the law was adapted to allow end-of-life patients to use psilocybin to help with anxiety. It’s a promising sign, but for a larger change in the law to happen, more research must first be done into all the effects of psilocybin.
Finally, spore kits are not illegal, so technically you can buy a kit and grow shrooms from home, but the process isn’t quick and there’s always the risk of contamination.
Where to Buy Shrooms in New Brunswick
The four different types of magic mushrooms which grow here vary in their location and habitats, so it’s not always the easiest option to go hunting for them yourself.
Instead, most people use online dispensaries which are a safe, convenient, and affordable way to get shrooms delivered straight to your front door. The use of discreet packaging is an added bonus so that you can maintain privacy when ordering shrooms.
And, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how many options and variations of shrooms you can choose from. Most dispensaries will offer edibles, teas, and microdosing options, as well as whole dried shrooms.
Using an online dispensary takes away some of the fun of hunting for shrooms, but in return, you’ll know that you’re getting high-quality shrooms, without the risk of accidentally picking and eating a poisonous mushroom in the wild.
Magic Mushrooms in Fredericton
Whilst in New Brunswick, a trip to Fredericton, the capital city, is a must. From craft beer venues to farmer’s markets and galleries, it’s the perfect city to spend a few days exploring.
If you fancy a bit of a thrill, head to Crabbe Mountain where you can ski or snowboard your way down, or take a stroll through Odell Park and marvel at the scenic views. If the sun’s out, make sure to take some time out to relax at Killarney Lake.
Magic Mushrooms That Grow in New Brunswick
Four types of shrooms grow in New Brunswick, including one of the most popular types – liberty caps – which are one of the most widely distributed magic mushrooms in the world.
- Gymnopilus luteus
Commonly called the ‘Yellow gymnopilus’, these shrooms are easily identifiable by their vibrant color. Look for them on dead hardwood trees between June and November.
- Psilocybe semilanceata
The famous liberty cap, these shrooms have very high potency levels and tend to grow in meadows and pastures.
- Panaeolus cinctulus
You might know these shrooms as ‘weed panaeolus’, ‘subbs’, or ‘banded mottlegill’. They tend to grow on compost piles and well-fertilized lawns, and the best time to look for them is between spring and fall.
- Psilocybe fimetaria
These magic mushrooms can be found in rich soils, cow and horse dung, and grassy areas. The best time to pick them is between September and November.
With four very different types of shrooms found here in New Brunswick, it can be a great experience to go out and pick your own. If you do choose to do this, it’s important to follow a guide and make sure to pick the right shrooms.
Using an online dispensary is another great option when buying shrooms, and with the many different species available, you’ll be able to find the right type to compliment your trip in New Brunswick.