Chocohongos are psychedelic drugs that look like chocolate bars. They are a new hallucinogen that has become popular through social media. They look harmless, but they can cause serious health problems and are against the law.
Chocohongo is made with mostly chocolate and a small number of ground mushrooms. The mushroom contains psilocybin, which is not regulated in Mexico even though it can help people deal with depression and anxiety, so selling and using it is against the law.
Effects caused by the consumption of Chocohongos
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the United States, chocohongos is a hallucinogen that makes you feel and see things that aren't real but seem real. It can also make you feel out of control or disconnected from your body and environment.
Hearing sounds far from reality
It makes you sleepy for 6 to 12 hours, depending on how much fat you have. A chocohongo with 2.5 grams of ground mushroom could make you sleep for more than 18 hours, depending on how much fat you have. Also, if you use this hallucinogen too much, it can lead to schizophrenia.
Chocohongos are sold through social networks
Chocohongos are sold in two forms: "Choco Light" and "Choco Weed". "Choco Light" is for people who want to try hallucinogens for the first time, while "Choco Weed" has more psilocybin, so even the people who sell it think it's a strong hallucinogen.
Both versions of chocohongo are sold through posts on social networks. The buyer contacts the seller to set up a delivery point, which is usually a subway station in Mexico City, like Centro Medico, Insurgentes, Chabacano, Doctores, Niños Héroes, or Copilco.
At the moment, the government hasn't started any operation or campaign to stop the sale and use of chocohongos. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said that the same mushrooms used to make chocohongos help protect biodiversity in places where they grow well and where people know a lot about their properties.