P. cubensis Mexicana
is native to Mexico and Central America, having been used by the indigenous peoples there for thousands of years for ceremonial and spiritual purposes. The writer and amateur mycologist R. Gordon Wasson popularized the variety and kickstarted the North American psychedelic movement in the 1950’s after he visited the region and wrote about his experiences with famous curandero (medicinal healer) Maria Sabina for Life magazine.
Mexicana grow a thin stalked mushroom with small cap, but don’t let the size fool you, they are quite potent and will give a quicker peak that settles down into a longer lasting period of euphoria. Many describe the high as uplifting, cerebral and enlightening.