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
|California||Decriminalized||Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.|
|Colorado||Decriminalized||Decriminalized in a the whole state!|
|Massachusetts||Decriminalized||Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.|
|Michigan||Decriminalized||Decriminalized in a few minucipalities.|
Both legal & decriminalized! The first state to do so.
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.