Ep. 3: Community Mycology & Entheogen Decriminalization in San Francisco (feat. James McConchie)
On this episode of Mushroom Hour, we have the honor of interviewing James McConchie, the proprietor of San Francisco's own "Haight Street Shroom Shoppe". This interview was conducted inside his 'shroom shop in San Francisco.
In this chat we go under the hood into the world of DIY mycology and learn about growing our own mushrooms. We'll try our hand at community building and see how a physical space where mycophiles can gather and explore their passion for mycology can be a positive influence on any community.
We also talk politics and learn about the decriminalization movements of entheogenic plants in California (in which James has been intimately involved). How is decriminalization different from legalization? How does the decriminalization of substances work at a civic level? We wrap with our postulations about about the therapeutic future for psilocybin, the future for mycology in general, and how mushrooms can nourish mind, body and spirit.
Thanks for listening and Mush Love!
Directed, Recorded, Produced by: Mushroom Hour
Music by: Ancient Baby
The Haight Street Shroom Shoppe