mushrooms

  • Thailand News

    Health Ministry greenlights medical opium and magic mushrooms

    The Public Health Ministry authorised the utilisation of opium and magic mushrooms for medical treatment and research purposes. This groundbreaking decision, disclosed in a directive published in the Royal Gazette yesterday, signifies a significant shift in drug policy. Signed by Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew, the directive came into effect today. It categorises opium and psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as…

  • Thailand News

    American tourist found with magic mushrooms at police checkpoint in Kamala

    An American tourist has been arrested for the possession of magic mushrooms in Kamala, Patong, Phuket. At a traffic checkpoint, officers stopped a Honda Click motorcycle at around 5.30pm on January 23, with 27 year old Egyptian Khaled Mohamed Abobakr and an American woman named Karima Salah Mohamed onboard. A shoulder bag was searched and dried buffalo dung mushrooms were…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai: Thai scientists discover edible mushrooms

    A team of scientists from the Center of Excellence for Microbial Diversity and Sustainable Utilisation at Chiang Mai University has unveiled two new species of mushrooms— Russula pseudomodesta and Russula sribuabanensis, in northern Thailand. Led by Dr Nakarin Suwannarat, Dr Jaturong Khamla, Professor Emeritus Dr Saisamorn Lamyong, and Dr Soumitra Paloi, the researchers, in collaboration with Prof Dr Samantha C.…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s fungicide frenzy: Patong crackdown on magic mushrooms keeps the tourist hub trippin’ free

    The bustling tourist hub of Patong, Phuket, is witnessing a relentless crackdown by local law enforcement against the illicit trade of hallucinogenic fungi, commonly known as magic mushrooms. This campaign was further intensified with the recent apprehension of two individuals on the vibrant Bangla Road. The duo was detained in the wee hours of November 8 at the popular “Puff…

  • Thailand News

    Eighth day of search for missing mushroom picker in Khao Kho forest as new clues emerge

    A desperate search for a 61 year old mushroom picker lost in the Khao Kho Forest in northern Thailand has entered its eighth day, with over 100 people, including residents and officials from various departments, joining the hunt. Tragically, the man, known locally as Khamphan Sisonkarn or Lod, disappeared on September 27 while foraging in the community forest of Jawa…

  • World News

    Calvatia Gigantea: Farmer discovers rare mushroom in South Korea

    A 73 year old South Korean farmer stumbled upon a strange, large, white object weighing about 2 kilogrammes while cutting grass on a mountain in Hongseong, South Chungcheong Province. Initially thought to be an enormous egg, experts later identified the object as a rare type of mushroom known as Calvatia gigantea or giant puffball. The discovery of the giant egg…

  • Thailand News

    Residents in northern Thailand cash in on rare mushrooms as monsoon season begins

    Residents in Phayao province in northern Thailand are reaping the benefits of collecting wild mushrooms known as Hed Torb or Hed Por at the start of the rainy season, after prices rose to 830 baht (US$24) per kilogram. Today, residents and villagers from the Thung Nong and Chiang Muan areas travelled to several forests in the area to take advantage…

  • Thailand News

    Deadly consumption of poisonous mushrooms claims 2 lives, 7 seriously ill in Loei Province

    Tragedy struck the Isaan province of Loei as a group of individuals fell victim to the consumption of poisonous mushrooms known as Hed Ra Ngok in Thai, resulting in the deaths of two people and leaving seven others injured. The unfortunate incident unfolded on Saturday, May 20, when two residents ventured into a forest near the popular attraction, Phu Lom…