Context Clues: Fentanyl in Mushrooms?

An emergency text went out at Electric Forest 2022 claiming that fentanyl-laced mushrooms were causing ODs. We break down different ways to read articles like this to determine the validity of their claims, while pointing out red flags that indicate where information might be getting inflated.


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DMT, or N,N-dimethyltryptamine, is a hallucinogenic or psychedelic drug that occurs naturally in the human body and many plants.


LSD is a long-lasting classical psychedelic that has obtained notoriety in pop culture, research, and party communities.


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