What is the legality of psilocybin mushrooms?
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Countries where psilocybin is somewhat legal…
It’s legal to grow psilocybin mushrooms in New Mexico, United States – and there’s even a religious group devoted to their sacramental use ; an established religous organization with devoted members and allies in every state in America.
Psilocybin is officially illegal to possess, cultivate and sell in Mexico; however, authorities turn a blind eye to sacramental or traditional use and cultivation of fresh mushrooms. This is in line with the interpretation of the UNODC Bulletin allowing the sacramental use of psychotropic preparations.
British Virgin Islands
Sale and transport of psilocybin mushrooms is technically illegal, but possession and consumption is not prohibited.
Psilocybin mushrooms are decriminalized in Portugal, meaning you can possess small amounts of them without going to jail. However you’ll end up on some court-mandated rehabilitation or therapy if you get caught.
The cultivation of magic mushrooms has been decriminalized in the Czech Republic, as long as you are growing an “small” amount. Possession of large amounts is still illegal.
A recent law changed the legal status of psilocybin, meaning that its use is now decriminalized. You may be required to attend therapy if caught.
You can still purchase and consume psilocybin in the form of ‘magic truffles’. Truffles are just a different part of the mushroom, known as the sclerotia, which remain dormant and help the mushroom regrow after damage. Spores and growing kits are also legal.
Although psilocybin is technically illegal in Brazil, the mushrooms containing psilocybin are not illegal to possess, consume or sell. Additionally, the natural psychedelic ayahuasca is legal for sacramental use in Brazil and this law can also apply to psilocybin mushrooms, if used in a sacramental setting.