RCMP here have issued a warning against consuming magic mushrooms, after the death of a B.C. man.
Cpl. Bryson Hill said preliminary results from an autopsy performed on a 23-year-old man who died while in the Halfway Hot Springs Nov. 8, indicate his death could be linked to him taking what he thought were hallucination-causing magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms.
News reports identified the man as Dieter Eggers of Taylor, near Fort St. John.
Eggers was with a friend at the hot springs when he suddenly stopped breathing.
It will be a week before police receive toxicology results, but until then police were “working to prevent any further incidents” by issuing the warning.
“Although police have not yet been able to determine the origin of the mushrooms suspected to be linked to this death, police are urging everyone to avoid consuming anything that is believed to be “magic mushrooms” or psilocybin mushrooms as there may be poisonous substances being sold as magic mushrooms,” said the news release.
So, again, the RCMP are issuing warning without actually having any facts. And, again, we will undoubtedly learn that this death was not a result of psilocybin mushrooms but, instead, something else. Something else that Mr. Eggers would never have taken if he had the chance to purchase legal, labeled and pure psilocybin mushrooms. And so you can lay this death at the feet of the prohibitionists, like so many, many others. Let’s ask a rhetorical question: when you do something that you know will increase the risk of death to many and certainly kill some, what are you?