2023 Colorado Psychedelic Cup: Data Drop #1

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Key Takeaways

  • A massive thank you to everyone who was a part of this. You helped create a truly incredible event, and we cannot thank you enough.
  • This serves as Data Drop 1. It’s essentially the release of the base data.
  • Future Data Drops will dive deeper into our findings from this massive data set to help inform your grow processes and consumption protocols.

It’s Finally Here

Welcome to the first in a series of data reports from Colorado’s inaugural Psychedelic Cup. Held in Denver and hosted by the Psychedelic Club of Denver, this groundbreaking event marked a significant milestone in the state’s psychedelic community. We at Altitude Consulting are honored to have been involved in this landmark occasion, providing comprehensive testing for a diverse range of mushroom submissions from nearly 200 dedicated growers.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Psychedelic Club of Denver for their diligent organization and to our generous sponsors for making this event possible. Our deepest thanks also go out to the passionate growers who submitted their mushrooms for testing, showcasing the depth and diversity of this thriving community.

Lastly, we appreciate all attendees whose presence and enthusiasm made the event a resounding success. Stay tuned as we delve into the fascinating insights gleaned from the data collected during this trailblazing event.

Unprecedented Scale of Submissions

The Psychedelic Cup saw an overwhelming response from the community, with nearly 200 dedicated growers submitting a total of 511 samples for testing. This marked the creation of the largest public database on psychedelic mushrooms ever compiled.

These samples showcased a wide array of strains, cultivation techniques, and personal touches, providing us with a comprehensive look at the phenomenal capabilities of this psychedelic community. Each submission was meticulously cataloged and tested, contributing to a rich pool of data that we believe will have profound implications for our understanding of these unique organisms.

Mycelium block of Psilocybe Cubensis magic mushrooms in a hand on grey background.

The sheer volume and variety of the submissions exceeded all expectations and will continue to offer invaluable insights into improving cultivation techniques, bettering the community as a whole. The data gathered will serve as a foundation for further research, fostering growth and innovation in the field.

This unprecedented event and the enormous public database it has generated represent a significant leap forward in the acceptance and scientific understanding of psychedelic mushrooms. We eagerly anticipate the discoveries and advancements that this wealth of data will undoubtedly yield.

The Power of HPLC Testing

To ensure the highest level of accuracy in testing the mushroom samples, we employed High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) testing. This technique is renowned for its precision and reliability, making it ideal for measuring the concentrations of active compounds in psychedelic mushrooms.

HPLC works by forcing a liquid sample through a column packed with a solid adsorbent material under high pressure. As different compounds in the sample interact with the adsorbent material, they flow out of the column at different rates. This allows us to separate, identify, and quantify each compound present in the sample.

Chemist installing a column on a High Performance Liquid Chromatography Instrument (HPLC)
A column being installed on a HPLC instrument

In the context of psychedelic mushrooms, HPLC testing allows us to accurately measure the concentrations of various alkaloids, such as psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. This level of detail is crucial for growers and consumers alike. For growers, it provides valuable feedback on their cultivation techniques and the potency of their strains. For consumers, knowing the exact concentrations of these compounds allows for more informed usage and improves harm reduction practices.

By providing a clear understanding of what is in each mushroom, HPLC testing helps to demystify these complex organisms and promote safer, more responsible use. It’s this commitment to precision and safety that underscores the importance of events like the Psychedelic Cup, fostering a culture of transparency and knowledge within the psychedelic community.

The Data

We are thrilled to announce that the data collected from the Psychedelic Cup is now available for public viewing. This comprehensive database, the largest of its kind on psychedelic mushrooms, represents a monumental step forward in our collective understanding of these remarkable organisms.

The release of this data marks the beginning of a series of exciting “data drops” we have planned. Each drop will delve deeper into the data, providing detailed findings and insights gleaned from the wealth of information we’ve gathered. These data drops will be released on both our official website and our Patreon page.

Download your copy of the data!

We believe that sharing this data is crucial for advancing research, fostering innovation, and promoting safe practices within the psychedelic community. We invite everyone, from growers and consumers to researchers and enthusiasts, to explore the data and join us in this exciting journey of discovery.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming data drops, where we will begin to uncover the fascinating secrets held within this unprecedented data set. Through these releases, we aim to shed light on the intricacies of psychedelic mushrooms and contribute to the growing body of knowledge in this field.

For now, drum roll, here’s the data set. It’s honestly still pretty raw, but we will continue to clean it up over the next few days to make it easier to read and understand.

Future Endeavors and Community Engagement

The release of this data is only the beginning. As we continue to analyze the wealth of information collected from the Psychedelic Cup, our future endeavors will include further exploration of this incredible resource. We are committed to unearthing new insights and understanding about psychedelic mushrooms, and we’re eager to share these discoveries with our community.

As part of our ongoing commitment to community engagement, we encourage everyone to interact with the data and contribute to the conversation. Whether you’re a seasoned grower, a curious consumer, or a dedicated researcher, your unique perspective adds invaluable depth to our collective knowledge.

We believe that by working together, we can push the boundaries of what we know about psychedelic mushrooms and their potential. Your involvement is key to this endeavor. So let’s continue this journey of discovery together, exploring the mysteries and wonders of these extraordinary organisms.

Moving Forward

In the spirit of collaboration and community, we are extending an open invitation to all. Whether you are a part of the psychedelic community, a researcher eager for new data, or simply a curious mind, we invite you to engage with our findings.

We believe in the power of shared knowledge and collective exploration. As we continue to release more data and insights from the Psychedelic Cup, we encourage you to dive into the data, ask questions, and share your thoughts. Your perspectives and interpretations can help enrich everyone’s understanding and shape future research directions.

The world of psychedelic mushrooms is filled with mysteries waiting to be unraveled. By joining hands in this exciting endeavor, we can expand our understanding and unlock the full potential of these remarkable organisms.

So, let’s embark on this journey together. Explore the data, share your insights, and let’s push the boundaries of what we know about psychedelic mushrooms. The path to discovery awaits!

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