28 Aug Mushroom Dispensary Opens in Downtown St Petersburg on Friday
--A Shroom and Hemp Dispensary is Coming to DTSP's Grand Central District
--Chillum Mushroom and Hemp Dispensary opening 2nd Location in DTSP--
A Mushroom Dispensary is opening in Downtown St Petersburg’s Grand Central District this weekend. This is after it’s Ybor City flagship location found success last year after becoming the first legal Mushroom Dispensary in the United States. Chillum Mushroom and Hemp Dispensary will be located at 1916 Central Ave, Unit B, St Petersburg, Florida in the former Goodyear Rubber location across the street from the Imagine Glass Museum.
Founder, and local cannabis activist, Carlos Hermida is planning a Friday September 1st Grand Opening celebration. The Grand Opening Celebration is complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10AM and a day filled with fun and education. The days festivities include everything from a joint rolling competition to a workshop on how to grow mushrooms, from drag performance to a legal panel on Psychedelics and Cannabis.
Last year, Chillum made a bit of a “media splash” when they announced that they will be carrying mushroom products and would be rebranding as a Mushroom Dispensary. Interest seemed to peak around one specific mushroom that Chillum added to its inventory, the Amanita Muscaria Mushroom. Chillum promoted this mushroom as a legal “magic” psychedelic mushroom. Claiming that consumption of the mushroom would give people a mild psychedelic experience.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) didn’t agree with the way Chillum promoted this mushroom, especially since the Amanita Muscaria isn’t approved for consumption by the FDA, upon further investigation the FDACS deemed the mushroom poisonous for human consumption. On December 6th they visited Chillum’s Ybor city location and placed a stop sale on their Amanitas. Chillum complied with the stop sale but eventually began selling Amanitas again but for “education purposes” rather than for consuming for psychedelic effects. However, the FDACS didn’t go for this and placed another stop sale on the mushrooms earlier this month on August 8th.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 10am sharp! After the ribbon cutting, the greatest event of all, Chillum will open its doors for business! Not only will the company be providing products like mushrooms and hemp but there is also a number of high quality vape products and glass pipes available.
But don’t call them bongs and don’t call Chillum a “Head shop”.
These aren’t your everyday pipes!