The legal ramifications of owning magic mushrooms can vary depending on where you live. In the United States, possession and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms is still illegal under federal law, as psilocybin – the main psychedelic ingredient contained in magic mushrooms – is classified as a Schedule I substance.
However, some states and cities have decriminalized possession of small amounts of psilocybin mushrooms for personal use. Still, it’s important to note that while decriminalization may change how law enforcement agencies prioritize and handle enforcement of drug laws, it does not mean that possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms is legal.
If you are caught in possession of magic mushrooms, you may face criminal charges, fines, and potential imprisonment. The severity of the penalties will depend on the amount of mushrooms in your possession, as well as any previous criminal record. Possession with the intent to distribute or sell can result in more serious penalties.
Spores and mycelium contain no psilocybin or psilocin, and are therefore not considered illegal substances. However, cultivating magic mushrooms from psilocybe spores or mycelium is considered illegal under federal law and may be illegal under state law as well.
If you are considering using magic mushrooms for therapeutic purposes, it’s important to speak with a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about their potential risks and benefits. It’s also important to be aware of the legal risks and consequences of possessing psilocybe spores, or actual magic mushrooms, and to research the specific laws and regulations that might apply to your area.