We are unlikely to see the legalization of MDMA or ketamine for recreational purposes in the near future. Some of the types of psilocybin-containing mushrooms you can find are: While the idea of legalizing mushrooms is easy to dismiss, Marisa C De Baca asks people to think about the science: “We tend to see the word psychedelic and think that hippies are in the counterculture like Woodstock,” she said. But I have respectfully asked the committee to look at a great deal of research from some of the most respected and respected institutions in the country and around the world, as well as the results of clinical research that are giving us profound results. However, cities like Oakland, Santa Cruz, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Detroit, as well as the entire state of Oregon, have recently decriminalized plants and mushrooms with psychedelic effects, including DMT. However, Pratt and his attorney appealed the criminal fabrication conviction, arguing that the mushrooms were “in a natural state of fungal formation” when the police raid took place. The benefits prompted Oregon to legalize the drug as early as 2020, becoming the first state to do so. The state will continue to shape the regulatory framework until the end of 2022. But at the federal level, drugs remain illegal, as does cannabis. Now, the New Mexico Psychedelic Science Society is calling on lawmakers to legalize psychedelics for health benefits. Psilocybin, a chemical derived from certain types of mushrooms, has shown promise as a therapeutic drug. Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Ohio State University, for example, have conducted research showing that psilocybin can help patients with major depressive disorder.
And a 2016 study published in the Journal of Psycopharmacology shows that the drug can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety. To be clear, the course held at NM Fungi does not focus on or encourage people to grow psychedelic mushrooms. On the other hand, legalizing a substance means eliminating all penalties and fines for possession, sale and production. However, there may still be certain restrictions and protocols that providers must adhere to. Growing or possessing mushrooms for personal use is allowed in the state of New Mexico, although psilocybin is virtually illegal at the state level. Magic mushroom spores are federally legal as long as you don`t grow them. At the state level, you can legally buy spurs in New Mexico. Decriminalizing a substance means significantly reducing penalties and fines, but selling and possessing remains illegal. In this way, New Mexico law distinguishes mushroom cultivation for personal consumption from drug trafficking. Thanks to the Pratt precedent established in 2005, fresh mushroom cultivation is legal in New Mexico. In many state, and provincial drug laws, there is a lot of confusion about the legal status of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a strong element of selective enforcement in some places, as psilocybin and psilocin are considered illegal without a license to possess substances, but the mushrooms themselves are not mentioned in these laws. The legal status of psilocybe spores is even more ambiguous because the spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin and are therefore not sold or possessed illegally in many jurisdictions, although many jurisdictions are prosecuted under broader laws prohibiting items used in the manufacture of drugs.
Some jurisdictions (such as the US states of California, Georgia and Idaho) have specifically banned the sale and possession of psilocybin fungal spores. Growing psilocybin mushrooms is considered a manufacture of medicines in most countries and is often severely punished, although some countries and one US state (New Mexico) have decided that growing psilocybin mushrooms is not considered a controlled substance. 3. In November 2020, Oregon voters passed a voting initiative that legalized “magic mushrooms” for mental health treatment in supervised facilities effective February 1, 2021.    A bill is currently pending before the California legislature that would legalize the “possession, acquisition, transfer or transport of certain quantities of psilocybin, psilocyne, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).” The bill was approved by the California Senate with 21 votes in favor. The bill is currently on the committee of the California State Assembly.  There is so much evidence for the therapeutic value of magic mushrooms that researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine recently made a public recommendation to reclassify psilocybin at the federal level. This law is different from the one that “authorizes” the production and sale of psilocybin in Amsterdam. The Netherlands has only banned magic “mushrooms” and not the type or substance. In New Mexico, it seems that the line does not fall on the interpretation of words and more on the intention of fungal growth.
There is little information on the growth of “magic truffles” (or sclerotia of some Psilocybe species) in New Mexico, which are often freshly distributed and sold where they are legal (see Amsterdam). No. MDMA (ecstasy) is illegal in New Mexico. It is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, which means that the law does not consider medical uses. But when you listen to medications, psilocybin or magic mushrooms, as they are called, may come to mind. Those who attend his class will also know how to cultivate them. We will also explain the legality of magic mushrooms as well as other psychedelics such as LSD, DMT and more in the state of New Mexico. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of this decision, citing a 1999 decision that the cultivation of marijuana was not manufactured. Since Pratt had not actually extracted the illegal substance psilocybin from the mushroom, the court ruled that what he was doing could not be considered a fabrication for trafficking. and was therefore not illegal. You`re more likely to find psychedelic cacti here than mushrooms, but they`re all equally illegal.
How do Santa Fe residents handle this? Is it a big stage? Mushrooms grown outdoors are currently in season, Williams notes. “Mushrooms are overlooked in places like Florida because they grow out of the ground so easily,” she says. And Santa Fe? “There are a few pockets of people who are farmers and gardeners who grow [non-hallucinogenic] mushrooms anyway,” she says. “So they`re going to grow [psilocybin] mushrooms and they`re going to make them. But they do it on their own land. You`re not going to go to a nightclub and say, “Hey, you?” It`s a small community. For all fungi that find the condition too dry, cacti thrive in the dry environment. Some of them are special because they were first documented nearly 6,000 years ago by Native Americans a little further south of the current border. Especially peyote (Lophophora williamsii) and San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) cacti, which produce a powerful hallucinogen similar to psilocybin. Oregon and a select few cities like Denver and Seattle have decriminalized or deprioritized psychedelic mushrooms.
Just yesterday, lawmakers in Virginia proposed a bill to decriminalize the drug. New Mexico is already on track to legalize and decriminalize some psychedelics. Just recently, the state legalized marijuana for the first time in more than 70 years. “We provide them with all the information they need to grow mushrooms at home, and everything they grow at home is their own business. The passionate popularity of Breaking Bad linked New Mexico to a very specific drug.