The Mushroom Hub in Downtown Detroit

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Throughout history Shroom Hub have been grown, cultivated, and used privately around the world. They were part of the psychedelic ’60s and youth counterculture, and today they are seen as a spiritually healing food. Medical research is studying their potential to treat certain mental and behavioral health conditions.

Mushrooms have never had the same cultural cachet as cocaine or heroin, but they’re starting to gain traction among people who want to heal themselves mentally and physically. It’s a mushroom renaissance that speaks to a broader trend of new-age spiritualism and a desire to reconnect with nature. It also speaks to the growing popularity of plant-based diets.

Josh Crabb is a reporter with CBC Manitoba. He’s been covering stories across Manitoba and in Winnipeg since 2005.

The owner of a new mushroom store in downtown Detroit, called The Mushroom Hub, describes himself as an “eclectic mycophiliac” — someone who loves mushrooms. He says he opened the store to provide consumers with a variety of mushrooms to enjoy. The store also sells other products made with mushrooms such as coffee substitutes and mushroom chocolate.

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He wants to make it easy for people to buy mushrooms, which he calls fungi rather than drugs, and says he hopes regulators and law enforcement see his store in the same light as marijuana shops. Customers who shop at the store must show identification and be at least 19 years old to purchase any mushrooms.

The store has a minimalist feel with magic mushroom art and books on mushrooms scattered about. It only carries a small amount of product to start with, as the owners experiment with how to run the business. Eventually, the store could offer tastings of various mushroom varieties and grab-and-go meals incorporating mushrooms.