Although psychedelic mushrooms are legal in relatively few places, the landscape is slowly starting to change, mostly due to more and more evidence showing that psilocybin are able to help with certain medical conditions, such as anxiety or depression.
In the US, major cities like Oakland, Denver and Santa Cruz have recently decriminalized psilocybin. Additionally, some religious groups are allowed to use it as part of their religious ceremonies.
While decriminalized in a few states, magic mushrooms are not yet legal for recreational use anywhere in the US, because “decriminalized” is not the same thing with “legalized.” However, there are steps made in this direction. Last year, Oregon came with an initiative to make magic mushrooms legal for licensed, therapeutic use.
But no clinical diagnosis will be needed to access “magic mushroom” therapy. Oregon law is expected to allow anyone under the age of 21 to have a psychedelic experience in a safe, therapist-controlled space, as a personal development service.
However, magic mushroom spores are legal in most of the US, as they do not contain psychoactive substances, and they can be used safely for research and studying purposes. Psilocybin is only contained within mycelium or mature magic mushrooms.