frequently asked questions
What is a microdose?
What is the right dose for me?
Am I going to hallucinate if I take a microdose?
With this being said, everyone is different and has a different tolerance, so it is important to find the perfect personal microdose that is right just for you. Keep in mind that different variables also play a key part when consuming a microdose so it is important to note these variables to encourage consistency.
Your first time microdosing we suggest you try it on a day off and log the effects you notice, as well as how you are feeling over the course of the day. This ensures proper dosing for each individual, as well as mitigates nervousness around trying a new substance.
What is scheduled microdosing?
There are two recommended microdosing schedules. The first recognized schedule is Fadimans, 1 day on – 2 days off – repeat. This method is designed by understanding that after ingestion, the psilocybin will be metabolized within 48 hours. By the third day after ingestion your body will have gotten rid of the psilocybin completely, ready to repeat the cycle on the following day. The second method was designed by Paul Stamets, suggesting 4 days on – 3 days off – repeat. For more information on microdosing click here.
Ultimately, it is one’s personal choice as to how they want to schedule their microdose. Depending on the individual, this could vary between the two methods discussed above to a few times a month. Repeated use of psilocybin increases tolerance therefore, it is important to schedule off days.
Who should consider scheduled microdosing?
What is a creative dose?
A creative dose is typically between 0.2g-0.8g or 250mg-800mg. This dose should have an individual feeling somewhat elevated, and their senses heightened. Colours are more vivid, feelings are more pronounced, and sounds of music are elevated. Everything you do and see is slightly enhanced. With a creative dose you are in an altered state, but still in control. When consuming this dose, individuals will not experience hallucinations, or a distorted sense of time. This dose is typically taken when wanting to create art, play music, engage in creative problem solving or simply have a fun night out with friends.
Can I take psilocybin when I am on other medication?
Can I mix alcohol with my STƏM chocolate?
What is the minimum order for free shipping?
When will my order be shipped?
Every order placed will be processed and shipped within 24 business hours. Cut off time for same day orders is 1pm PST / 4pm EST. If an order is placed after 1pm PST / 4pm EST, it will be shipped out the following business day. If orders are placed after 1pm PST / 4pm EST on Friday or the weekend, it will be shipped out the following Monday. If orders are placed on holidays they will be completed and shipped out the next business day.
How long does shipping take?
STƏM uses Express Shipping via Canada Post. Shipping varies between 1-3 business days depending on location. This is an estimate and shipping may take longer during holiday seasons. Every order will receive a tracking number and you can track your package until it has safely arrived.
Do you ship internationally?
How much do you charge for shipping?
We charge a flat-rate shipping fee of $20 for Express Shipping via Canada Post. Free shipping for orders over $150.
Is there any legal risk for me the consumer? What about discreet shipping?
No, there is no legal risk from purchasing through our online store. All of our products are shipped in plain shipping boxes for your privacy and protection.
My chocolate looks different from online photos. What is blooming? Is blooming chocolate safe to consume?
If the chocolate has been exposed to moisture or perhaps stored in the fridge, this will cause condensation creating a separation in the sugar molecules; creating a bloom.
Yes, blooming chocolate is 100% safe to consume. There is no difference in taste. One might find that the texture and appearance may differ.
How to store my STƏM chocolate?
STƏM chocolate has been tempered allowing the consumer to treat it how they would a regular chocolate bar. However, we recommend storing it in a cool dark place. For a longer shelf life, store STƏM chocolate in the fridge.
How long does STƏM chocolate last?
Like most chocolate we suggest consuming the product within 4-6 months. After the best-before window, chocolate is still edible although taste and quality may change. The potency of the active ingredient, psilocybin, will remain fully active.
Who is eligible to order from STƏM online?
What are accepted forms of payment?
Which locations are included in local delivery?
Are you local to Metro Vancouver? We offer a free local delivery system on orders over $150. For orders under $100 we provide pickup in nearby areas or charge a delivery fee based on location. Head over to our instagram and send us a DM for more information or fill out our local delivery form at the bottom of our chocolate shop.