Mushrooms (especially the magic ones) are having a moment. This year so far, Denver became the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, Johns Hopkins announced the founding of a Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, and this past August, the annual @telluridemushroomfest completed it 39th iteration.
While mushroom enthusiasts gather regularly in various settings, Telluride was the first major place to offer an open forum for discussion about psychedelic mushrooms along with their more prosaic culinary and medicinal counterparts. “Up until very recently, it was just verboten to even speak about psychedelics at most wild mushroom events,” says the festival’s executive director Britt Bunyard. “Now, it’s almost becoming kind of mainstream, because so many mainstream people are talking about it.” Tap the link in our bio to see highlights from the festival. Photographed by @cahlinetompkins