Magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug to take, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey.

The study looked at drug users who sought emergency medical treatment. Just 0.2 percent of people who took mushrooms were hospitalized — a number five times lower than those who took MDMA, LSD and cocaine, and three times lower than people who smoked weed.

“Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world,” said Adam Winstock, the founder of the Global Drug Survey.

He explained to The Guardian that the main danger with mushrooms is picking the wrong ones. “Death from toxicity is almost unheard of with poisoning with more dangerous fungi being a much greater risk in terms of serious harms,” Winstock said.

Now we know what the safest drug is, what’s the riskiest? Unsurprisingly, synthetic marijuana got the top spot, with every one in 30 users seeking emergency treatment. Read the full results here.

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