We get emailed the question: Is it illegal to buy mushroom spores? and similar questions about the legality of buying our Psilocybin cubensis mushroom spore syringes often so thought we’d provide a short, concise blog post about this along with some updated information about the legality of magic mushrooms in the United States and Canada on our website.

Mushroom Spores Legality

So to begin with, Federal law in the United States does not mention psilocybin mushroom spores.  Psilocybin and psilocin (the active chemicals in psychedelic mushrooms) are specifically listed on Federal law as Schedule I, not the mushrooms themselves. Psilocybin cubensis mushroom spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin. hence mushroom spores are not illegal either federally or in most US states. Therefore, we are able to sell and ship mushroom spore syringes to all states in the United States and Canada unless that state has specific regulations regarding the sale, distribution or transportation of psilocybin mushroom spores.

    • Idaho & Georgia: Idaho and Georgia both have adopted laws that specifically ban the transport and sale of psilocybin mushrooms. Therefore, we are unable to ship or sell to Idaho or Georgia. Customers from these states will not be able to purchase anything on our website. If a customer who resides in either of these states would like to purchase any edible liquid culture syringe, please email us.
    • California: California has a law that mentions spores, however, it is not illegal to possess mushroom spores specifically.  Also in California law, there is a law stating that it is illegal for women to drive vehicles while wearing a housecoat, a law stating that walking an elephant down Market Street in San Francisco is illegal, unless the elephant is on a leash and finally, a California law that states homeowners who have Christmas lights on their houses past February 2 may be subject to a fine of up to $250. Any many, many more … :) 
    • ***Our Psilocybe cubensis mushroom spore syringes, mushroom prints (when available) and spore swabs are sold for microscopy research only *** We can not legally and do not give any advice regarding cultivation.***


Decriminalization Psilocybin Movement – A Look At Mushroom Laws By State


In May 2019, Denver residents voting on Ordinance 301 declared “the adult possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms” would become the city’s lowest law enforcement priority, further prohibiting the city from spending resources on penalizing shroom use.  Oakland, California followed suit a month later. In 2020, Oregon voted to legalize magic mushrooms! Many activist groups  in the United States have moved to implement decriminalization of personal use, possession or cultivation of naturally-occurring psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca in many cities and states.

Our mission at Premium Spores is to support and aid in increasing awareness of this psilocybin and medicinal mushroom research.

 Thanks for reading!