Written on: 26-02-2023
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We are often asked whether truffles are legal or not. The simple answer is that magic truffles are completely legal.
Psilocybin magic truffles, unlike magic mushrooms, grow underground. This might lead you to question whether or not they are illegal. While some local jurisdictions do prohibit them, it’s important to understand that an illegal ingredient does not necessarily make the final product illegal.
Despite variations in laws across different regions, only one place specifically mentions psilocybin magic truffles. In the Netherlands, the substance is not actually covered by a law, but instead falls under the category of “genotsmiddelen” or pleasure foods, which includes products like energy drinks, coffee, and chocolate. This categorization is mentioned in a tax list.
Here are some important questions to consider:
Do you enjoy using nutmeg in your cooking?
Many people are not aware that nutmeg contains three banned psychoactive chemicals: elemicin, safrole, and myristicin, all of which are also used in the production of MDMA. Despite this, nutmeg is still sold in supermarkets around the world, except in Saudi Arabia where it is considered a narcotic and therefore illegal.
This same principle applies to magic truffles. Like nutmeg, magic truffles contain illegal substances, yet there are no laws that specifically prohibit their use. As a result, both nutmeg and magic truffles are considered legal, even though they contain illegal compounds.
What if I live in Europe?
If you live in Europe, you can rest assured that psilocybin magic truffles are likely legal in your jurisdiction. The single market act in Europe means that similar rules apply across different countries, and there are no specific laws or orders against the use of magic truffles. However, if your government does not permit their use, it is the ban that is illegal and not the product itself. This is consistent with the legal precedent that led to the re-legalization of absinthe in the EU.
How about the USA?
The situation in the United States is somewhat similar, but with some important differences. The US operates on a state-by-state basis, making it challenging to provide a definitive answer as laws can vary depending on location. With the exception of Idaho and Georgia, there are no laws prohibiting the use of magic truffles, and possessing them is not typically persecuted.
In any case, it is practically impossible to ban a naturally occurring substance that can easily be grown in one’s backyard. Furthermore, in the absence of a law specifically criminalizing magic truffles, any assumptions that they are illegal are null and void.