The trend of natural psychedelics is flourishing worldwide and the UK is no exception. Despite strict regulations, there’s an increased interest in the potential benefits of magic mushrooms amongst Brits. Numerous academic researches have begun examining the potential benefits of psilocybin-containing mushrooms for mental health.
Magic mushrooms have been classified as a class A drug in the UK since 2005 and possession can lead to up to seven years in prison. It’s also illegal to sell, deal or give them away. Yet, some experts suggest potential changes in the near future as we continue the exploration of mushrooms for therapeutic and scientific research.
Rumors of a thriving underground market, home-growing enthusiasts, and « silent » or « quiet » picking of wild magic mushrooms indicate that many are eager to explore these natural psychedelic avenues. It’s a challenging and intriguing landscape, with potential effects ranging from intense introspection to euphoric exhilaration.
We anticipate that future legislation may bring magic mushrooms further into the light, given recent studies on their potential therapeutic uses and the ongoing conversation on drug policy reform in the UK.