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Old 26th January 2013, 06:22 AM
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In November 2012 , it was my 10th Visit to Bali , and first time staying in Kuta. ( My girlfriend who travelled with insisted on )

When we went out clubbing in Kuta , I have noticed that so many people were under the influence of hallucinogetic fungi (magic Mushroom ! ) It was quite disturbing .I saw an Aussie girl who was falling all over in the nightclub bathroom, her eyes kept rolling to back in her head !After all I ended up looking for her friends, as It seemed quite dangerous to leave her alone.

When we were walking down the main road ( Kuta / Legian st, yes ..main road, you don't really need to walk down the back alley ! )
local guys talked to us and tried to sell them. There were signs everywhere.
I remember I have only seen Magic mushy milkshake signs at Gili trawangan couple years ago , but I thought it was because Gilli was more hippy tourists and backpackers there )
Now Magic mushroom are being sold openly....

I don't understand as I know Indonesia's drug laws are so strict ,
I wonder magic mushroom is illegal ?

I am not here to promote or seeking advice on buying or selling ,
but I just thought information of such thing should be available to warn tourists?

Personally I have no intention of risking my health from taking such unknown weird object or ruining my holiday , or life !
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Old 26th January 2013, 09:45 AM
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Default Legal in Bali apparently

Hi Miss Freckles,

Eventhough drugs (hard) are illegal in Bali the Magic Mushies (MM) is not.

My concern like yours is that the MM can cause more harm to the human body than other drugs.

I am in Seminyak in a villa and a younger friend of mine staying in the villa complex was offered MM twice by the staff at the villa's. He complained to the management about this and it seems the staff concerned is no longer in employment.

I know of many deaths "accidential suicide" (person is on third story complex and think they can fly anf jump to death) from taking MM. Also there is this young bloke from Woolongong New South Wales who took MM many years ago and he has never recovered. He is not a functioning human anymore.

The message is clear Say No to Drugs whether at home or abroad.
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Old 26th January 2013, 10:59 PM
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Not all drugs are illegal over there. There is one psychoactive drug I am thinking of that causes thousands of deaths per year, both directly from being under its influence (if you overdose, you die) and also from its long-term effects on the bodies of abusers. It damages your brain, impairs your judgement and can make you vulnerable to mugging or attack under its influence.

Be very careful if you see this drug. What's its name, you ask?

It's called "alcohol"

Magic mushrooms pale in comparison when compared to alcohol - at least, when taken sensibly. There will be those who foolishly take too much, and make themselves vulnerable, just as there are those who take too much alcohol and make themselves vulnerable. The fact of the matter is that in terms of danger, magic mushrooms pale in insignificance when compared to the drug alcohol.

I would never encourage taking any drug to the point of heavy intoxication when in a strange environment, especially not one that is new to you. If you're going to experiment, do so in a safe environment (at home) with trusted friends, at least one of whom is completely sober to "babysit". I think what you are seeing is a bunch of kids, set free from the shackles of home, experimenting with drugs the dosage and effects of which they are not familiar with. That's always going to cause problems, just like a kid's first beer or cider binge.

Just my two cents. For the record, the only psychoactive drug I take is alcohol.

BTW: to quote Bill Hicks, "the people who jump off buildings thinking they can fly are morons. If they thought they could fly, why didn't they try taking off from the ground?"
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Old 11th March 2013, 07:14 PM
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Much smarter to avoid anything sold on the street in Bali. Enjoy the people, the scenery, the hotels, and the spirituality of this beautiful island, but avoid mushrooms. And don't go near the dragons either. And the monkeys can be aggressive.
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Old 12th March 2013, 10:28 AM
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avoid all drugs - but alcohol in moderation.
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Hi, have seen the mushrooms signs just like everyone else has stated.

I did them last week.

I got a shake, it was very tasty, and it took a long time for it to kick in.
It was amazingly strong. I did Acid and Mushrooms a different time in America, and it was nothing compaired to these mushrooms.

I loved it, spoke to many ghosts, not seeing them, was when I shut my eyes, and i ws with good company that were straight, that helped a ton.
Did another shake, and it was much weaker, and was alone then,
it was very important to make it religious, otherwize could have gone badly.

Lasted 8 hours or so of very hard tripping. If I ever do it again, it would be many months after this trip because it hits your mind so hard, will cause damage I am sure if you do it to often.

I am staying at a hotel here in Kuta, and late tonight, kept hearing screaming, etc, and my friend who is the manager came to my room to get help, I immediatly went with him to find a Chinese guy on the ground trying to fight 10 people, screaming very loudly, they had him pinned to the ground trying to calm him down.

He did Bali Magic Mushrooms and went completly insaine. He bit off part of his tong, smashed his knee repeatedly into the wall, and destroyed the hotel room. We all tried for at least an hour to calm him down, but it is no use, he is not here, meaning completly 100% gone and acting like a wild animal. We have to get the police to the hotel and they took him to a hospitol, his 6 Chinese friends went as well, as well as 2 of our people, he was suppose to leave on a airplane at 930am, but, that is not going to happen, so hope this guy snapes out of it and comes back to the hotel soon.

I have never ever seen or heard of anyone turning into a wild animal before when taking shrooms. Thank God my friend got to the room when he did, otherwize I do not think things would have gone the way they did, meaning, he was trying to kill his 6 friends and himself. His friends said that they shared 1 drink, nothing happened, so this friend started eating more, but, did not really tell us how much more, one said a handfull, another said a couple, the other ones did not say anything. So not really sure, we went into the room after the ordeal, and seems they disposed the evidence, we did not find anything, but did not look very hard either, the whole room is covered in broken glass and blood.

We will find out later today if this guy is okay. Will post back.
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Yes, please let us know the outcome. Frightening.

I don't understand people who don't normally do drugs but then go and decide to try them for the first time on holiday in a strange country. Bali is odd enough with a straight mind; on shrooms it could be seriously crazy.

If anyone really is still tempted after reading the above, watch what you take and how much. I have never liked the ingestion of drugs because of the delayed effect (e.g. hash cakes - might take 30mins to one hour to digest) and the inability to control your intake effectively. At least with smoking or snorting stuff you can progressively take in small amounts, pause and see the effect almost immediately, and then take in more if you require it, and then stop once the drug has reached the required effect/level of intoxication. Not so easy with magic shakes and hash cakes. Be careful, be sensible, be safe!
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Definitely want to hear the end of that one. Even though they are strictly not illegal, I would never take the chance personally. I've known enough people getting picked up just for the suspicion of drug use. The MM are just too close to trouble.
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Old 16th May 2013, 02:10 AM
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I still wondering why there are many corners at Kuta n Legian selling MM? Is it legal ? if its illegal, why the police just keep quite and do nothing.
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Old 18th May 2013, 03:44 AM
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Default I dont think MM are illegal in Bali

Some things that are illegal in your home country are legal in Bali.

But in saying that some illegal activities are sometimes turned a blind eye to in Bali if the right of money changes hand.

I try and practice that if I would not do it in my home country I will not do it Bali.
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