A global report into the habits of those taking illicit drugs found magic mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances.
The Global Drugs Survey 2017, released Wednesday, found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment. That compares to 4.8 percent of those taking methamphetamine, 1 percent of those taking cocaine and 1 percent taking LSD.
The report, which explores people’s drug habits, conducted online surveys with 120,000 people across 50 countries.
“Magic mushrooms were the safest drugs to take in terms of needing to see emergency medical treatment,” the report said.