Golden Teachers derived the “teacher” part of their name due to users finding that they offered them insightful and revelatory experiences. However, any strain of magic mushroom can, of course, offer important insights, as if you’re learning life lessons from a teacher.
Since Golden Teachers have a moderate potency level, they are an ideal entry point for those new to psychedelics. The strain’s mild nature reduces the risk of a bad trip for a user. More experienced users may take a larger dose of Golden Teachers in order to achieve unique effects, such as mystical experiences.
Golden Teacher mushroom doses should be considered in a careful manner. Even if these are a medium-strength mushroom, if you’ve never tripped before, or you’re new to psychedelics, it’s always best to start with a low dose, so you can get used to the effects first, and then take a higher dose next time if you feel like it. Remember: you can always take more, but you can never take less.
The effects of a Golden Teacher mushroom trip will last 4-6 hours. You might be wondering, though, “how long does Psilocybe cubensis stay in the system?” Your body will have cleared the psychedelic compounds after 24 hours, but this doesn’t mean you will still experience any classic psychedelic effects after six hours.
Golden Teacher mushrooms, like all other psilocybin-containing mushrooms, are illegal in most countries. In the U.S. they are a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This means they have no recognized medical value and a high potential for abuse.
Of course, studies on psilocybin and anecdotal reports from many users seem to suggest otherwise.
Nevertheless, Golden Teacher spores are legal to possess in most of the U.S., except in the states of California, Idaho, and Georgia. Therefore, if you are a U.S. citizen and don’t live in these three states, you can legally buy and own Golden Teacher spores.
But as soon as you cultivate these mushrooms, you will then be committing a crime, according to federal law. This is because when the spores begin to germinate, they can form mycelium and then mature mushrooms, which contain the illegal compound psilocybin.
However, possessing psilocybin mushrooms for personal use has been decriminalized (but not legalized) in some areas in the U.S. These include the following.
- Seattle, Washington
- Denver, Colorado
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Washington D.C.
- Oakland and Santa Cruz, California
- Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This means that if you possess Golden Teachers in these areas, you won’t face any legal penalties.