Psilocybin is an alkaloid from the psychedelic family and a substance that attracts the attention of many researchers due to its potential to treat depression. Some specialists consider that significant benefits can be obtained quickly, with only 2-3 microdoses, which will be noticeable for several months.
Thanks to these findings, the FDA granted, in 2019, the status of “revolutionary therapy” for psilocybin in the treatment of major depressive disorders and decided to begin intensive clinical trials in this direction.
Even if this research may open a new era in the medical use of psychedelic drugs, for now, psilocybin is illegal. But there is a legal loophole that could still allow the study of this substance.
In the US, the status of magical mushroom spores is different from that of psilocybin mushrooms, and that’s because shroom spores do not contain psilocybin. The substance appears only in more advanced stages of development (contained within mycelium and mature mushrooms). As such, spores can be purchased legally in most states, as long as they are being used to grow laboratory-grade mushrooms for research purposes.
Spores are the reproductive cells from which fungi multiply and grow. There are many techniques and tools for increasing spore mushrooms. However, this operation will prove to be difficult if you are not an expert. If you want to simplify the process, you should opt to purchase syringe spores because they contain good material to inoculate and incubate the substrate to produce mycelium in the lab.