But it is an offence under the 1971 Act to possess a 'product' of the controlled drugs psilocin or psilocybin.
But the drug that is taken from magic mushrooms, psilocin, is a Class A drug and it is an offence to prepare the mushrooms for the purpose of extracting that drug.
A PHARMACIST from Ripponden who was given a six-month conditional discharge by a court after being caught with the magic mushroom drug, Psilocin, has now been given an official warning by his professional body, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Simon Wiklund, for the society, had told the hearing: "On 25 February 2008, the society received a letter from the West Yorkshire Police notifying that Mr Pugh had been convicted of possession of the Class A drug, Psilocin (magic mushrooms), between 1 and 13 June, 2007.
During the appellant's trial for possession and use of psilocin
, a government witness, SrA Daugherty, claimed memory loss concerning the five-page handwritten confession he made that implicated him and the appellant in the misconduct.
and psilocybin, the psychoactive constituents of the mushrooms, are considered class A drugs under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
He went on to plead not guilty to attacking PC Alexander Brodie and spitting in his face, as well as possession of class A Psilocin
, and intent to supply it.
These included NN-dimethyltryptamine, L-amphetamine sulfate, D-lysergic acid, lysergic acid amide, mescaline, and psilocin
This substance is chemically similar to the natural occurring psilocin
(4-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine, 4-HO-DMT) (Figure 1), found among psychoactive fungi in the genus Psilocybe, Panaeolus and others (Passi, Seifert, Schneider, & Emrich, 2002) together with psilocybin (Figure 1).
But he was found guilty of inciting others to cultivate cannabis, inciting others to produce mescaline, a Class A drug and inciting others to produce psilocin
, also a Class A drug.
The Minister for Health and Children announced in January that the possession or sale of mushrooms containing the psychoactive drug psilocin
or an ester of psilocin
--so-called magic mushrooms--is a criminal offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.
The Security Service seized 7 kg of an especially dangerous psychotropic drug hallucinogen, psilocin
, which had been trafficked to Ukraine from the Netherlands disguised as chocolate.