Is it legal to grow magic mushrooms? It all depends on where you live and the varying laws of that country. Magic mushrooms are not regulated by the UN, and at present there is no law against owning some or all of the preparation mix that goes into the making of magic mushrooms.
The psychoactive component of magic mushrooms is psilocybin (listed as a schedule one drug under the UN Convention of Psychotropic Substances 1971) but preparations made to grow this natural fungi does not come under any international control.
Possession of dried mushrooms is illegal in the United States and many countries throughout the world. However, growing them at home or in the garden leads us to a very grey area when it comes to the law. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring substance, leading the legal status of it up to local interpretation.
Many times, psychedelic mushrooms grow on their own in nature, completely unaided by humans. In fact, many people who consume magic mushrooms don’t grow them at all. Instead, they go ‘hunting’ for them out in the wilderness.
How to Grow Magic Mushrooms at Home
Growing fresh magic mushrooms is an easy process. You can purchase a grow kit from many different retailers online, which include simple to follow instructions.
Every grow kit should come with mycelium (which a nutrient dense brick of substrate on which the mushrooms will grow), a container that everything will grow in, and a variety of small supplies like plastic bags and paper clips.
Using the instructions, you follow a series of instructions which involve mixing water, exposing to sunlight, and finally harvesting the mushrooms.
What is the Best Place to Grow Magic Mushrooms at Home?
The grow kit should be placed in a well-lit area and at a temperature above 64 degrees F. Mushrooms will not grow when temperatures dip below 59 degrees F.
Growing in a greenhouse environment is acceptable as long as the temperature does not exceed 82 degrees fahrenheit. Often, in summer, greenhouses will easily surpass this temperature so growing indoors is perhaps the best option.
The ideal temperature for this fungi 73 degrees F. Heat mats can be purchased to keep the mushrooms at this optimum temperature without the requirement of heating the entire room to this degree.