Although there is a lot of speculation surrounding the effects of magic mushrooms on the human brain, not every piece of news is actually true. And it takes a lot of research and sometimes specialized knowledge in order to discern between fake and reality.
An example of fake news is that they can be addictive. On the contrary, researchers have found that they can actually have a beneficial effect for those who suffer from alcoholism or are heavy smokers and want to quit. At the same time, they are believed to have a very powerful anti-depressive effect that can last for many years and encourages further studies in this direction.
Another misinformation is that these mushrooms are legal all across the USA. As a matter of fact, only magic mushrooms spores can be legally owned and commercialized. And there are at least three states where they are not yet de-criminalized. Carefully investigate where to buy mushroom spores legally. Make sure to review your local and state laws regarding the purchase of mushroom spores.
There is, however, a false sense of security concerning the decriminalization of magic mushrooms. And the problem is there is not enough clarity regarding what this de-criminalization actually means, which causes sometimes vulnerable people, such as those with mental conditions like PTSD, to try self-medicating on these natural remedies, and thus get exposed to prosecution by federal law enforcement.