Psilocybe Cubensis Mushrooms have become illegal in the `70s, when the Federal War on Drugs classified them as Schedule I controlled substance (schedule I substances are considered to have the highest potential for abuse and dependence).
However, although they are still illegal nowadays, perspectives have change quite a lot, especially since researchers revealed the medical potential of psilocybin in the treatment of various diseases and addictions.
The decriminalization process has begun and, although there is a long way to go until legalization, loosening of legal restrictions on psychedelic mushroom spores and psilocybin is more and more obvious in many cities and states. Three years ago, Denver has been the first city that has decriminalized the use of psilocybin by adult people.
Psilocybin reform is important for a couple of reasons. First, this substance definitely has potential, which needs to be studied further. Second, it may spur a rethinking of the status of other Schedule I substances, which may not be such a bad idea, considering that Schedule I currently includes substances that proved to be less dangerous than Schedule II.
On the other hand, critics of this reform argue that decriminalizing Psilocybe Cubensis Mushrooms and even legalizing it and creating “healing centers” to operate, may jeopardize public safety and send a negative message to kids.