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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      The United States

      Status : Illegal

      Legal Status: Illegal

      Illegal under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, Title II: Controlled Substances Act

      • Lists psilocybin (the chemical) and psilocybin-containing mushrooms (magic mushrooms) as Schedule I substances (illegal for anything outside of research)
      • Enforceable by DEA and other federal law enforcement
      • It seems like possession of psilocybin mushroom spores is legal (because it contains no psilocybin) but possession crosses over into illegal territory if the spores are grown into mushrooms.

      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      N/A - Please check your state's page for more details.


      Recent News

      The Psychedelic Revolution is Coming. Psychiatry May Never Be the Same (NY Times)

      Publish Date: November 11, 2021

      Overview: Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences.


       

      Advocacy Groups

      Decriminalize Nature National

      Mission: To improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy.
      How you can get involved: Can volunteer, donate, and subscribe to their newsletter via the website

       

      Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

      Overview: A 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
      How you can get involved: Can donate, volunteer, and participate in a trial via the website

       

      The Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation (POPLAR)

      Overview: three-year initiative to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of psychedelics research, commerce, and therapeutics.

      How you can get involved: You can visit their site and follow their various social channels.

       

      Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform and Education (SPORE)

      Overview: SPORE is a not-for-profit organization emerging from the Denver Psilocybin Initiative, the campaign that made Denver the first city in the US to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms since prohibition. Our M.O. is mycelial organizing, supporting communities in building power, equity, and response-ability towards shaping their destinies as psychedelics become integrated in society.

      How you can get involved: Can donate, volunteer, get their e-newsletters, etc.


      Healthcare Practitioners

      At this time, psilocybin use in the United States is federally illegal and therefore there are no healthcare practitioners available at the national level. Please see your individual state's page for more details. 

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