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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      New York

      Status : illegal

      Legal Status: Illegal

      Illegal under New York Drug Possession and Sale Crimes statutes

      Currently, possessing any quantity of a controlled substance is a Class A misdemeanor in the state, punishable by up to a year and prison and a $1,000 fine.
      While psilocybin and psilocin (the psychedelic compound found in “magic mushrooms”) aren’t officially defined in New York’s drug laws, possession of more than one gram of a hallucinogenic substance is considered a Class C felony, punishable by up to 5.5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      NY State Assembly bill A08569: An act to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to medical use of psilocybin; and making an appropriation therefor

      Overview: Would create psilocybin service centers to provide innovative treatment options for ailments such as PTSD, depression, alcohol dependency, and anxiety, among others.
      Status: Referred to health committee for consideration

      What you can do: Call your Assembly member and tell them to support the bill


      Recent News

      New York Lawmaker Files Bill To Legalize Medical Psilocybin Treatments, With Focus On First Responders And Veterans

      Publish Date: December 14, 2021
      Overview: Bill introduced to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for medical purposes and establish facilities where the psychedelic could be grown and administered to patients.

      New York May Be the Next State to Decriminalize Psilocybin Shrooms

      Publish Date: May 5, 2020

      Overview: Bill introduced that would remove psilocybin from the state’s list of controlled substances.


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