The active component in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, is included into the list of controlled substances in the USA at federal level, but the legal status of the mushrooms is much more complicated than that.
According to knowledgeable Sacred Mushroom Spores professionals, here are some things know about the related legal aspects:
- The first signs of changing attitude in the USA – the 2010’s saw the start of a process of decriminalization in many jurisdictions in the US. The first city to adopt a law about the decriminalization of magic mushrooms was Denver, with cities and towns in California and in many other cities following the example soon.
- The status of magic mushrooms around the world – the situation of magic mushrooms is complex in the countries outside the USA as well. While in some countries, such as in the Bahamas, Brazil, Jamaica or the Netherlands, the possession, the sale, the transport and the cultivation are legal, there are other countries in which all these activities are completely illegal and some where particular activities are legal, while others are allowed. An example is Austria, where possession, cultivation and transport are legal, but sale is illegal. In some countries where all activities related to magic mushrooms are illegal, the activities are decriminalized, while in others prosecution is still enforced.