Legal Status of Magic Mushrooms in the United States: Where are Magic Mushrooms Legal?

Legal Status of Magic Mushrooms in the United States: Where are Magic Mushrooms Legal?


With the rising interest in the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, many are curious about the legal status of this substance across the United States.

This page provides a state-by-state overview of the legality of magic mushrooms in the US.

However, there are two terms we need to understand before going any further. That would be "decriminalization" and "legalization".

Understanding Decriminalization vs Legalization

The terms 'decriminalizing' and 'legalizing' might seem interchangeable but they aren't quite identical twins. They're more like fraternal siblings with unique characteristics that distinguish them from each other.

'Decriminalized' simply means reducing criminal penalties associated with personal use while still keeping sales and distribution illegal. It's akin to removing the "Cops Priority Sticker" from magic mushrooms; they become the least concern for cops among all legal infractions. This is what most states aim at when they say 'decriminalize psilocybin possession'.

In contrast, when we talk about 'Legalized', it means giving green light not just to consumption but also regulated sale and production – something akin to alcohol or tobacco regulations today.

This tug-of-war between legalization and decriminalization is played out on state level as every state sets its own drug policies independently of federal laws, creating an intricate patchwork across US map.

Now that we've cleared that up, we can safely take a look at the legality of magic mushrooms at a state-by-state level.

Legality by State


State Legal Status Notes
Alabama Illegal  
Alaska Illegal  
Arizona Illegal  
Arkansas Illegal  
California Decriminalized Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.
Colorado Decriminalized Decriminalized in a the whole state!
Connecticut Illegal  
Delaware Illegal  
Florida Illegal  
Georgia Illegal  
Hawaii Illegal  
Idaho Illegal  
Illinois Illegal  
Indiana Illegal  
Iowa Illegal  
Kansas Illegal  
Kentucky Illegal  
Louisiana Illegal  
Maine Illegal  
Maryland Illegal  
Massachusetts Decriminalized Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.
Michigan Decriminalized Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.
Minnesota Illegal  
Mississippi Illegal  
Missouri Illegal  
Montana Illegal  
Nebraska Illegal  
Nevada Illegal  
New Hampshire Illegal  
New Jersey Illegal  
New Mexico Illegal  
New York Illegal  
North Carolina Illegal  
North Dakota Illegal  
Ohio Illegal  
Oklahoma Illegal  
Oregon Legal
Both legal & decriminalized! The first state to do so.
Pennsylvania Illegal  
Rhode Island Illegal  
South Carolina Illegal  
South Dakota Illegal  
Tennessee Illegal  
Texas Illegal  
Utah Illegal  
Vermont Illegal  
Virginia Illegal  
Washington Legal  
Washington, DC Legal  
West Virginia Illegal  
Wisconsin Illegal  
Wyoming Illegal  


Our Outlook on the Future of Magic Mushrooms

It's clear that a few states are paving the way for the rest in terms of decriminalizing or outright legalizing magic mushrooms. It's happening the same exact way as it did with cannabis.

As time goes on, more and more states will decriminalize and eventually legalize psilocybin mushrooms. How much time? That's hard to tell. But the progress made so far is exciting! That is something we at Magic Doze are very excited about. 

Luckily, there's a legal alternative mushrooms with psychedelic properties. 

Amanita Muscaria: A Legal Alternative

While psilocybin mushrooms have faced legal hurdles across the U.S., Magic Doze offers a legal and equally intriguing alternative - Amanita Mushroom Gummies.

Unlike psilocybin, the psychoactive compounds found in Amanita mushrooms, muscimol and ibotenic acid, are legal in all 50 states.

These compounds offer a different type of psychedelic experience compared to psilocybin, providing a unique exploration of consciousness while staying within the bounds of the law.

As you navigate the legal landscapes of magic mushrooms, don't miss the opportunity to explore the legal psychedelic properties of Amanita mushrooms with our tasty gummies. These gummies come in Blue Ice, Green Apple, and Orange Cream.

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