At the present, psilocybin, the main compound of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms (also known as magic mushrooms) is a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that it is illegal to cultivate or possess magic mushrooms, either for personal consumption or for distribution. However, these mushrooms can be legally studied by universities and independent researchers under specific conditions.
But why are magic mushrooms illegal? Here are some of the reasons:
- Exaggerated Media Reports
During the 1960s, the so-called hippies experimented with a lot of hallucinogenic and psychedelic substances. Little was known about them, how to dose them and how to mix them. As a result, there were unfortunate overdosing accidents. And the media exploited them to the maximum. Their sensationalistic reports made magic mushrooms appear as extremely dangerous.
- Persistent Myths
Even at the present, Mush Love Genetics specialists affirm that there are still a lot of people who believe in various myths about Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. One of the most notorious myths is that magic mushrooms will melt your brain. This is why it is important to research these mushrooms and publish accurate information about them, to finally put an end to such myths.
- Lack of Knowledge about Their Effects
Since magic mushrooms were only made legal for research purposes recently, they are still shrouded in mystery. We do not yet have enough information about their effects, although recent research does show they are very promising in helping with a variety of mental issues. Fortunately, with more research, we will soon be able to replace the question marks with clear, definite answers.