Jedi Mind Fuck Magic Mushroom Strain: Everything You Need To Know

We love an epic strain name as much as anybody else — but whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, JMF doesn’t offer the level of potency you’re probably expecting.

By Kat Lubiano Last Updated: January 16, 2024
Last Updated: January 16, 2024
Artwork By Carina Kuntzsch

Jedi Mind Fuck, sometimes called “Jedi Mind Trip,” or just JMF,  is a Psilocybe cubensis strain known for its exceptional potency — however, this doesn’t match the analytical data currently available on this mushroom.

It seems the claims this strain results in a “mind fuck” are a bit exaggerated. The strongest of four separate samples sent for testing places JMF within the standard range we consider average for this species of mushroom.

Nevertheless, many trip reports online for this mushroom suggest intense visual and auditory hallucinations and feelings of euphoria and introspection.

JMF is a stubborn strain to cultivate — they’re not as resistant to contamination as many beginner-friendly strains, and they’re much slower to fruit.

Jedi Mind Fuck Specs

PotencyAverage 🍄
Cultivation DifficultyIntermediate
SpeciesPsilocybe cubensis
Substrate RecommendationRye Grain
Spore VendorsMYYCO (🇺🇸), Sporeslab (🇨🇦), Spores 101 (🇺🇸/🇨🇦), Miracle Farms (🇺🇸/🇨🇦), The Magic Mushrooms Shop (🇪🇺)

History of Jedi Mind Fuck Magic Mushroom Spores

Like many cubes, there’s a lot of mystery around Jedi Mind Fuck’s origins.

In the Star Wars universe, the Jedi are a quasi-religious order of warrior monks who use the Force to maintain order and justice throughout the galaxy.

One of their iconic abilities is known as Jedi Mind Tricks. This is the ability to influence the thoughts and emotions of others without their awareness using the Force. 

Jedi Mind Fuck (JMF) shrooms are Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms inspired by this Star Wars concept for their powerful effects on the mind.

Some people link the unique name of this strain with its powerful hallucinations and profound reflective nature, which can feel so intense that the mushrooms seem to temporarily take over one’s mind and emotions.

As you can expect with a name like Jedi Mind Fuck, this strain hasn’t been around nearly as long as other strains like Golden Teacher (which grows native to Mexico) or Koh Samui (Thailand) and have been used by the indigenous people of those countries for centuries. It’s a newer strain that emerged in the early 2000s.

We found some conversations surrounding JMF being a genetic off-shoot from Z-Strain (another shroom with a questionable origin story). Other stories talk about a well-known mycologist named “Agar Joe” or “Myco Joe,” who was said to have found this mushroom growing in the wild in Georgia. He isolated the mushroom to gain stable spores that were as contamination resistant as possible. 

Of course, many people also believe that the myriad of cube strain names is another marketing ploy for newbies who want a bit of novelty. 

This debate is ongoing. 

Jedi Mind Fuck Potency & Psilocybin Content

Jedi Mind Fuck shrooms are not particularly potent compared to the average variety of Psilocybe cubensis.

Oakland Hyphae hosts The Psilocybin Cup every year, where cultivators enter the magic mushrooms they’ve grown to be sent for high-efficiency testing and ranked by potency. JMF notoriously scores pretty poorly in these competitions.

So far, four samples have been tested — resulting in an average psilocybin and psilocin content of just 0.50% and 0.04%, respectively. The total tryptamine concentration average is 0.64%.

For reference, we consider the average for Psilocybe cubensis to fall somewhere between 0.5% and 0.9%.

Where to Buy Jedi Mind Fuck Spores

This is a very popular strain, so most vendors tend to carry it.

However, we have noticed a bit of inconsistency between the samples we’ve received from some vendors, so here’s the sources we believe are selling the authentic Jedi Mind Fuck mushroom genetics (not an exhaustive list, just our opinion of the best sources):

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How to Grow Jedi Mind Fuck Magic Mushrooms

To grow your magic mushroom garden with Jedi Mind Fuck, source high-quality JMF spores from a reputable retailer and get a mushroom growing kit or DIY a set-up at a fraction of the cost.

These grow like any other cubensis strain and run about 2-3 flushes. What makes JMF tricky to work with is that it doesn’t appear to be as resistant to environmental contaminants as many beginner-friendly strains. 

This means you’ll need to be extra diligent when sanitizing your work area and tools to prevent bacteria from botching your efforts. Even with the best efforts, contamination will likely happen now and then. 

While the Jedi Mind Fuck will produce thick stems and large caps, it may take more time to appear, so it’s best to have more patience with this strain.

You may want to pick this strain just as its gills open up, as it has dark purple spores that can cover your crop and make it messy to handle.

Similar Strains

With a name with Jedi Mind Fuck and a reputation for being a high-potency shroom, it’s a sought-after strain that can sometimes be difficult to source online.

You might want to try these other cubensis mushrooms that offer similar effects and are easier to grow for even the newest mushroom cultivators.


While its exact origins are a mystery, some mycologists believe it’s an isolation of the Z-Strain mushrooms due to striking similarities in appearance.

The origin of this strain is also a bit of a mystery, but one of the most plausible theories is its isolation from the Golden Teacher strain.

Golden Teacher

The Golden Teacher mushroom strain is the most recognized magic mushroom strain that’s believed to originate in the Gulf region of the United States and parts of Mexico.

It’s a well-rounded strain that proliferates and carries an average to high strength for a cubensis mushroom.

Amazon Cubensis

If you’re looking for cubensis spores that are easy to cultivate and grow fruit impressive in size, like Jedi Mind Fuck, the Amazon strain might be a good choice for you — though it’s not known to be nearly as potent as JMF.

Lizard King

The fall 2021 Psilocybin Cup results found that a sample of Lizard King mushrooms grown by Fungi Gun Gy had very similar PCB and PCN content to Jedi Mind Fuck shrooms.

It’s named after the mycologist, who goes by the online mushroom community handle “Lizard King,” who was said to have discovered the strain. The story goes that the mushroom was collected in Mexico and found growing on wood, which is unusual for Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.

Strains vs. Species: What’s The Difference?

Many people use the terms “strain” and “species” interchangeably when referring to magic mushrooms, but there is actually a big difference between the two.

A species is a group of organisms that share the same genetic makeup. In other words, all members of a species are genetically identical, and more importantly, they can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.

Strains arise when samples within the same genetically identical species show phenotypical differences such as growth habits, chemical makeup, and physical traits. These differences can occur due to responses in the growing environment rather than differences in the genome (which would classify the samples as distinct species).

The term “strain” is often used in the plant and fungi kingdom, with species used frequently by humans to clarify the expected effects, preferred growing conditions, and physical traits.

There are hundreds of distinct strains of Psilocybe cubensis, and the numbers keep growing with mycologists discovering, isolating, and designing new strains to achieve desired traits. For example, some strains of the cubensis mushrooms have a stronger resistance to contaminants, some have higher psilocybin contents, and others grow in different sizes or colors.

While there does seem to be an overwhelming variety of cube strains to choose from when shopping for spores, many mushroom enthusiasts and mycologists debate the validity of some of these “designer spores strains.” 

Even with the Jedi Mind Fuck magic mushroom strain that has grown a reputation for higher-than-average potency, it doesn’t mean you’ll always get a strong shroom just by using the spores.

Mycologists explain that while mushroom strains may give you an idea of the expected growth and effects of a shroom, a strain can change every time someone new cultivates it. 

The mushroom’s growing conditions may be more important than genetics to ensure it reaches its highest potential for size and potency. 

There also seems to be a bulk of “new strains” appearing on the market that are just existing strains (commonly Golden Teacher) that are renamed as a marketing ploy.