The Psychedelic Revolution: Top U.S. States Showing Growing Interest

A new ranking has revealed which states in the U.S. are most curious about psychedelics, with Colorado leading the charge. Oregon and Vermont also rank highly, showcasing a significant interest in exploring the potential effects and benefits of psychedelics and microdosing.

Top States Embracing Psychedelics

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A study by mushroom spore specialists SporesMD examined over 900 search terms related to psychedelics, including “psilocybin for anxiety” and “microdosing magic mushrooms,” over the past year. The findings highlight which states are most interested in these topics.

Who is #1?

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Colorado stands out with an average of 1,557 searches per 100,000 residents each month, 53% higher than the national average of 1,015 searches. Popular search terms in Colorado include “DMT,” “shrooms,” and “what is ketamine.”

The West Coast Shows Interest

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Oregon follows closely with 1,502 monthly searches per 100,000 residents, 48% above the national average.

But So Does The Northeast

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Vermont ranks third, with 1,400 average monthly searches per 100,000 people, 38% higher than the national average.

And Then…

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Following the top three, in order, we have: Washington with 1355 searches, Nevada with 1263, 1243 for Utah, Wyoming come in with 1231, Alaska next with 1195, then Rhode Island at 1164, and California at 1153.


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Yes, we were surprised at California being 10th as well.

States Least Interested in Psychedelics

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At the other end of the spectrum, Mississippi shows the least interest in psychedelics, with only 661 searches per 100,000 residents per month, 35% below the national average.

Louisiana is the second least interested, with 802 average monthly searches per 100,000 residents, 21% below the national average.

Iowa ranks third, with 807 searches per 100,000 people each month, 20% below the national average.

More States Disinterested In Microdosing

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Here are the additional states least interested in psychedelics and microdosing: Alabama at 813, Wisconsin 825, New Jersey 836, Arkansas 839, South Carolina 844, Kansas 870, and Indiana 888 monthly searches per 100,000.

Insights from SporesMD Sales Data

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SporesMD also analyzed their internal sales data to see if it correlated with search interest. They compared the percentage of orders from each state against its population percentage.

In Vermont, residents accounted for 0.65% of orders, three times higher than its 0.19% share of the U.S. population. Alaska showed a similar trend, with residents responsible for 0.33% of purchases, a 50% increase from its 0.22% share of the population. These states’ significant order contributions align with their high search rankings.

Iowa = Mushrooms

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Interestingly, Iowa residents, who search less frequently about psychedelics, made up 1.79% of orders, nearly double their 0.96% share of the population. This suggests a specific interest in microdosing mushrooms over other psychedelics.

Expert Commentary

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Anthony Bautista, CEO of SporesMD, commented on the findings:

“It’s fascinating to see which states are most into psychedelics and microdosing, and how this compares to our sales data. This may reflect how open-minded residents are towards psychedelic experiences and their preferred methods of exploration.”

Bautista added that psychedelics and microdosing can reduce stress and improve mood, highlighting their potential positive effects on mental health.

“For a fulfilling experience, it’s beneficial to reflect on your thoughts and emotions in the days following a microdosing session. Documenting these reflections can help in appreciating and acknowledging any lessons learned.”

For further details, please visit SporesMD.

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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