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Various federal and state health officials are sounding the alarm on Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars.



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... So far, eight people across four states have been sickened"four in Arizona, two in Indiana, one in Nevada, and one in Pennsylvania, the FDA reported. Of the eight, six have been hospitalized.

"We are urging the public to use extreme caution due to the very serious effects of these products," Maureen Roland, director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center in Phoenix, said in a press release earlier this week.

Steve Dudley, director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, added that there's "clearly something toxic occurring" with the chocolates. "We've seen the same phenomenon of people eating the chocolate bar then seizing, losing consciousness, and having to be intubated." Dudley noted that the state is aware of additional cases beyond the eight reported Friday by the FDA. Those cases were reported from Nebraska and Utah.

It's not entirely clear what is in the chocolates or what could be causing the illnesses. The FDA said it was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as America's Poison Centers to "determine the cause of these illnesses and is considering the appropriate next steps."

On its website, Diamond Shruumz says that its chocolate bars contain a "primo proprietary blend of nootropic and functional mushrooms." The website also contains reports of laboratory analyses on their products, some of which indicate the absence of select known fungal toxins and compounds such as the hallucinogen psilocybin and cannabinoids. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-09 07:10 PM | Reply

What's really in them?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-10 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That's not very fungy.

#3 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2024-06-11 12:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Druggies being druggies.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2024-06-11 12:28 AM | Reply

Mushrooms aren't always easy to identify. There's probably a poisonous one somewhere in their "proprietary blend."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-11 07:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I had some mushroom chocolate. The crucial missing keyword from its ingredients was psilocybin. Whatever else was in the chocolate did fn(k-all. I have a feeling that marijuana dispensary adjacent products (the ones that don't have THC, but have some other "magic" in them) are new-age BS. CBD does absolutely nothing for me as well

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-06-11 07:45 AM | Reply

There are bold mushroom hunters.
There are old mushroom hunters.
But there are no bold, old mushroom hunters.

--Wise old saying which I probably mangled.

#7 | Posted by zarnon at 2024-06-11 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I used to live in North San Diego county and every year like clockwork there'd be field workers dying after eating poison mushrooms.

They look "just like" the ones back home, except for the liver failure.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-11 01:56 PM | Reply

Yikes! Tripping should not involve seizures and intubation.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2024-06-11 03:14 PM | Reply

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