Looking for the magic in DC? The first (and last) place to look is Flower Ave, DC. In this post, we'll break down the decriminalization of magic mushrooms in Washington, DC, along with a visual guide to every type of shroom product on our gift menu and how to use them. With a massive variety of strains, tons of mushroom chocolates, gummies, and your favorite brands, Flower Ave is the best place to find Shrooms DC. We're your one-stop shop for shrooms you can pre-order online in compliance with I-81 gifting.
Why do people like shrooms?
There's a lot of magic in magic mushrooms, thanks to the presence of psilocybin found in certain mushroom varieties. We wrote a whole article about the potential benefits of shrooms and broke down how it works. Check it out here.
When ingesting psychedelic mushrooms, this chemical compound is responsible for inducing visual and auditory hallucinations, which can cause visual distortions and auditory modifications. These alterations may result in a heightened perception of sound, light, color, and other sensory experiences.
Moreover, psilocybin elicits a euphoric effect that instills a sense of contentment and unity with one's surroundings. This aspect contributes to the longstanding tradition of using shrooms for spiritual purposes, as it is believed to activate connectivity centers in the brain and foster a feeling of oneness.
People like mushrooms for the trippy effects, which may lead to introspection, closeness to others, and fun sensory experiences. Some evidence suggests that they may also play a role in firing up different areas of the brain that don't normally communicate well, which might help with things like depression and anxiety, headaches, and PTSD.
Magic Mushroom Products in DC
Flower Ave is the best shroom delivery service in Washington, DC. On our gift menu, we offer a ton of great mushroom gifts and strains that we give away for free with sticker purchases in compliance with Initiative 81, which we'll break down later. For now, we'll take a closer look at some of the mushroom products available to you on our menu.
Shroom chocolates are the preferred introduction to magic mushrooms for so many people. They offer a convenient method to control your serving size while effectively disguising the taste of the mushrooms. Each chocolate bar infused with magic mushrooms comes with a dosage guide on the back, allowing you to tailor your experience according to your preferences. Whether you opt for microdosing, a therapeutic dose, or a profound journey with a shamanic/heroic dose, these chocolates provide a range of options to suit your desired outcome.
On our menu, you can find Polka-Dot mushroom bars in tons of delicious flavors, like Samoas, Godiva Strawberries, Gummy Bears, and more. Each bar contains about 4 grams of shrooms, which you can break into pieces to tailor your experience to your liking. You can also find great mushroom chocolates from brands like One-Up, which contain 3.5 grams in flavors like Matcha Milk Tea and Blueberry Yogurt.
Magic Shroom Gummies
Shroom gummies offer a delightful and sweet-tasting alternative for both microdosing and embarking on a psychedelic journey, especially if you have a fondness for candy. They taste great, and some people point out they may feel a little cleaner on the come-up and come-down than shroom chocolates. While some shroom gummies may require consuming larger-sized pieces, others may involve consuming a higher quantity of smaller gummies to achieve a heroic dose.
On our menu, you can explore delicious mushroom gummies from Polka-Dot. These gummies are fully emulsified, so you get a good clean serving of mushrooms in great flavors like Sour Cherry Limeade, Tokyo Grape, and Passion Tango Lemonade. Each bag contains about 4 grams of potent shrooms and is perfect for microdosing or sharing with friends.
Magic Mushroom Shots
Shroom Shots are liquified shroom extracts that feel incredibly potent. This delivery method makes it possible to enjoy the effects of magic mushrooms with a much more rapid onset since they're emulsified into much smaller particles that are easier for the body to process. While they may be more challenging to measure for a consistent serving, they are a great way to full-send to a heroic experience.
We have Polka-Dot instant-release nitrogen mushroom liquid shots in a delectable grape flavor that completely masks the taste of the mushrooms. You get all the potent effects faster and may experience a cleaner come-up and come-down.
Strains: Shrooms DC
If you want to explore shrooms the old-fashioned way, get them dried. Dried shrooms are grown in a clean room and harvested at peak potency, then flash-dried for freshness. They're favored by many people since there's so much you can do with them. Buying them in bulk makes it possible to weigh them out for your ideal serving size. You can enjoy them by themselves, grind them into shroom capsules, enjoy them with the Lemon Tek method, eat them straight, or infuse them into your favorite foods and beverages.
At Flower Ave, we have a rotating selection of shroom strains. On our menu currently are Aztec Gods, Blue Meanies, White Rabbits, and Great White Monsters, which we're breaking down below. Just keep in mind that each strain will be more or less potent in psilocybin than others, and each one offers different effects during full-on trips and microdoses. Part of the magic in magic mushrooms is exploring and documenting their effects, so always start with a small serving at first and work your way up.
Aztec God is a strain of psychedelic mushrooms that is commonly found in Central America and Southern Mexico. These mushrooms have a moderate to average level of psilocybin potency and have been historically utilized by the Aztecs for their religious practices. The Aztec God strain is cultivated and harvested extensively due to its average psilocybin content, making it a suitable choice for beginners and those seeking extended trips when consumed in higher doses.
Blue Meanies is a highly potent variety of Psilocybe cubensis. These mushrooms derive their name from the antagonist characters in the Beatles' 1968 film "Yellow Submarine." However, despite their ominous moniker, Blue Meanies are far from malevolent when it comes to providing an unforgettable, reflective, and transformative journey at therapeutic and large doses.
The White Rabbit mushroom is a unique Psilocybe strain that exhibits an albino appearance due to its hybridization of Albino Penis Envy and Moby Dick varieties. This particular strain acquired the name White Rabbit due to its remarkable combination of vivid visuals and introspective experiences you'll find during a trip. Upon consuming the White Rabbit mushroom, users are said to dive further into the metaphorical "rabbit hole," embarking on a profound journey of self-discovery and heightened consciousness.
Great White Monster
The Great White Monster magic mushrooms represent a recently discovered strain of Psilocybe Cubensis that came about unintentionally through the efforts of a grower named "NHMI." Originally derived from a cross between Puerto Rican and the A-strain, the Great White Monster obtained its unique characteristics due to an accidental encounter with quaternary reactive ammonium siloxane. This well-balanced strain promotes a rollercoaster of a body high and intense visuals, making it ideal for more experienced users.
Best mushrooms for microdosing
Microdosing is a term used for taking a very small amount of something. When you microdose shrooms, you won't fully trip, but you might still experience some potential benefits of psilocybin. Many users report feeling more upbeat and positive when microdosing psilocybin, as well as more focused or less anxious. The best part is that when you microdose correctly, you won't feel intoxicated and can still go about your day normally.
Just keep in mind that microdoses are different for everyone and can vary depending on the strain or product you choose for microdosing. For your safety, don't explore microdosing anywhere except at home until you know how the strain and serving size will affect you, and never drive a car or operate heavy machinery under the influence.
While you can microdose with most mushroom products by taking a very small amount of them, we recommend using dried mushrooms. Our Aztec Gods are a good beginner-friendly strain. You can weigh out 0.1-0.2g of a mushroom cap on a scale and ingest it directly. Mushroom caps are best for microdosing when you don't mind the taste of raw shrooms and want to experience the effects quickly. You can use the stems too, but the caps tend to be a little more potent.
On the other hand, you can use dried shrooms to make microdose capsules. Capsules are best if you can't stand the taste of shrooms and are okay with waiting up to a half hour for them to kick in. The cool thing about capsules is that they're perfectly measured to contain the exact weight of shrooms every time, so you get a consistent serving, and you can make and store them in bulk to save time on weighing out your servings.
How to make shroom microdose capsules
While we don't gift microdose capsules, they're easy to make yourself. If microdose capsules sound like the best choice for you, all you need is some equipment and shrooms. You'll want a coffee grinder that can grind your shrooms into a fine powder. You'll also need vegetable capsules and a pill press.
You will need the following:
Electric coffee grinder
A pill press (get a pill press the same size as your capsules. We recommend size 3)
Vegetable capsules (you can choose any size, but size 3 is ideal for microdoses)
To make shroom microdose capsules:
Grind your shrooms in the coffee grinder. Allow them to settle before opening the canister, as they can be pretty dusty.
Separate the tops and bottoms of the capsules into two different bowls.
Follow the instructions on the pill press. In most cases, you'll fill one plate with bottoms and one plate with tops.
Use a packing and scraping tool to fill the bottoms of the capsules with mushroom powder.
Use the pill press to press the tops of the capsules onto the bottoms. Take care to ensure everything is lined up perfectly to reduce the likelihood of broken capsules. Some capsules will break during the press, but that's okay. Sometimes they just need to line up better, or the capsules are defective before the press.
Scrape any leftovers into a bag for future use and store them in a cool, dark, and dry place.
Store capsules in an opaque container in a cool, dark, and dry place.
Initiative 81 and Magic Mushrooms
In 2020, Initiative 81 was successfully passed in Washington, DC. According to The Encyclopedia of American Politics, this initiative mandates that the possession or consumption of entheogenic plants and fungi be considered a low-priority offense by law enforcement in the District. In other words, these substances are decriminalized. Entheogenic substances encompass plants and mushrooms containing psychoactive compounds known as entheogens, which have the ability to alter perception, mood, and cognitive function. It's important to note that numerous entheogenic plants and fungi exist, but specific substances recognized by Initiative 81 include Ibogaine, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Mescaline, Psilocybin, and Psilocybin.
Are shrooms legal?
Understanding the distinction between decriminalization and legalization is crucial when delving into the rules surrounding psilocybin mushrooms in Washington, DC Initiative 81 (I-81) designates the cultivation, distribution, possession, and use of entheogenic plants and fungi as a low-priority matter for law enforcement. While this ballot initiative brings magic mushrooms and other entheogenic substances closer to decriminalization within DC, it's important to note that they remain illegal at the federal level.
Moreover, I-81 specifically addresses non-commercial distribution, leading the local magic mushroom community to utilize DC's gifting system to acquire shrooms. Through this gifting system, participants can navigate the District's laws concerning entheogenic substances.
Asking how to acquire psilocybin products in DC legally, many residents and out-of-state visitors are met with the question, "If I cannot purchase shrooms legally, how can I obtain them?" Fortunately, DC's Gifting Market provides a solution. Adults aged 21 and above can procure psilocybin mushrooms within select cannabis shops and dispensaries in the District. These establishments exchange cannabis and mushroom products as gifts in return for purchasing a sticker or a piece of contemporary art.
The foundation of DC's gifting market traces back to the approval of Initiative 71, which allowed for the lawful possession and personal use of cannabis. However, it did not legalize the buying or selling of recreational cannabis. Consequently, the cannabis community established a well-known gifting market in DC. This market subsequently integrated psilocybin products into its offerings following the approval of I-81. Familiarizing yourself with the process of purchasing cannabis through DC's gifting market will provide insight into the method of obtaining psilocybin mushrooms in the District.
How to get shrooms in DC
Getting shrooms DC is super easy. While the process is straightforward, we suggest checking this full guide to finding safe, legal shrooms in DC. To qualify, you have to be at least 21 with a valid ID.
From there, explore some shroom dispensaries in DC. If you're here, you're already in the right place. We can help you explore psilocybin products and address any questions or concerns you have about the shrooms themselves, serving sizes, or your trip.
Again, we highly recommend checking out our guide to psilocybin and talking to a doctor before you partake to rule out any potential complications. The guide breaks down everything from potential benefits to what to expect and a dosing guide.
Next, start exploring our gift menu. We have a whole section of our store dedicated to mushroom gifts, so feel free to browse. If you have any questions, call or text us so we can help you find the perfect gift or strain for your preferences.
After you find something you like, you can place your order. Buy a sticker, and get your free shroom gift delivered anywhere in DC with Flower Ave in compliance with DC Initiative 81. We'll check your ID when we meet up, and you're free to enjoy.
Flower Ave: Best Shrooms DC
Now that you have familiarized yourself with the regulations surrounding entheogenic plants and fungi in the District, explored DC's "Gifting" Market, and learned about the process of obtaining shrooms in DC, you are well-equipped to embark on your magic mushroom journey! If we may have overlooked any unanswered questions or unaddressed concerns, we encourage you to get in touch. At Flower Ave, our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist both beginners and experienced enthusiasts by recommending suitable products and doses, ensuring a positive experience with magic mushrooms. Shop with us for transparency, quality, and great prices, and enjoy the best shroom delivery experience in DC.