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Psychoactive Amanitas
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Psychoactive Amanitas
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Not Approved For
Human Consumption
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Amanita muscaria (as well as all other Amanita species) is uncontrolled federally in the United States. This means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or prescription. If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws. If sold for consumption as a food or drug, sales are regulated by the FDA.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Louisiana #
Effective Aug 8, 2005 (signed into law Jun 28, 2005) Louisiana Act No 159 makes 40 plants illegal, including Amanita muscaria, when intended for human consumption. The law specifically excludes the "possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting" of these plants if used "strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes." (Text of HLS_05RS-52 and Update June 2005)
Tennessee #
Tennessee did not pass the proposed bill that would have banned dozens of plants as "hallucinogenic" when intended for human consumption. Instead, they banned only Salvia divinorum. See Comments on New State Laws Controlling the Consumption of Hallucinogenic Plants.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Psychoactive Amanitas are not listed in most drug laws because of their low incidence of recreational use. Psychoactive Amanitas and their active chemicals are not listed in the United Nations Drug Control treaties.

Australia #
A. muscaria is somewhat controlled for importation (requires listing on forms if an active ingredient in an imported supplement or herbal preparation - 1990 no 394 "therapeutic goods regulations"). Muscimol may be a controlled substance in Australia, or it may have only been in a proposed bill, we can't tell. (unconfirmed)
Belgium #
We have been told that A. muscaria mushrooms are officially listed as being "of interest" in Belgium, but are currently not controlled. (unconfirmed) (thanks W)
Brazil #
A. muscaria mushrooms are not controlled in Brazil. (thanks P)
Bulgaria #
A. muscaria is legal to sell, buy, and possess. (unconfirmed) (thanks PJM)
Costa Rica #
A. muscaria grows wild and is legal to buy, sell, and possess. (unconfirmed) (thanks G)
Bulgaria #
A. muscaria is legal to sell, buy, and possess. (unconfirmed) (thanks PJM)
Canada #
A. muscaria are not controlled in Canada
Czech Republic #
A. muscaria and A. pantherina are not controlled in the Czech Republic. (unconfirmed) (thanks jk) (last updated Mar 12, 2014)
Cypress #
A. muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and posess. (unconfirmed.)
Denmark #
Amanita muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess. (unconfirmed)
Estonia #
A. muscaria legal to sell, buy, and possess. (unconfirmed)
Finland #
A. muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess.
France #
A. muscaria does not appear to be controlled in France. (unconfirmed)
Greece#
No controls reported in Greece. (unconfirmed) (thanks C)
Ireland #
A. muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess. We have been told that it doesn't appear in the statute books and is not filed under misuse of drugs act. (thanks S)
Israel #
Disputed status. In May 2006, SD reported to us that the Israeli laws do not list Amanita muscaria, but an earlier contributor said that the Israeli Health Office includes A. muscaria on a list of interdicted plants. See Israeli Drug Law. (unconfirmed) (thanks SD)
Italy #
No controls reported in Italy. unconfirmed.
Japan #
Despite the 2002 scheduling of psilocybes in Japan, A. muscaria are still legal and sold openly at smart shops.
Mexico #
According to one visitor, psychoactive Amanitas are legal to buy, sell, and possess. Used in some traditional rituals in Hidalgo, Michoacan and Estado de Mexico. See Mexico Descnoocido. (unconfirmed) (thanks V) (last updated Oct 5 2010)
Netherlands #
Effective Dec 1 2008, Amanita muscaria muscaria and Amanita pantherina are illegal to buy, sell, or possess (see Dutch schedules).
Norway #
A. muscaria muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess. (unconfirmed)
New Zealand #
A. muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess.
Romania #
Romania banned Salvia divinorum, Amanita muscaria, and kratom as of February 2010. Previously they were legal to sell, buy, and possess and were available in smartshops." See Balkan Insight Feb 10, 2010 (thanks DN) (last updated feb 28 2010)
Sweden #
A. muscaria are legal to sell, buy, and possess.
Switzerland #
A. muscaria do not appear to be controlled in Switzerland. (unconfirmed)
United Kingdom (UK, U.K., England, Scotland) #
A. muscaria is widely sold throughout the UK in shops.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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