The court heard officers went to the nearby family home and found 207g of psilocin
in a plastic container in the fridge and some 1,948 alprazolam -- commonly known as Xanax -- pills in the defendant's bedroom.
An electrographic study of psilocin
The Meixner test in the detection of alpha-amanitin and false-positive reactions caused by psilocin
and 5-substituted tryptamines.
"I don't know the uses of this herb buts it contains Psilocin
, a hallucinogenic substance," Al Sumaiti said.
Magic mushrooms often contain psilocin
or psilocybin, which are banned under the 1971 United Nations Drugs Convention, the agency notes.
In addition, lab personnel routinely receive numerous requests to develop a method, test, and then interpret the findings for novel drugs (i.e., amylmethyl tryptamine, Salvia divinorum, morning glory seeds, and psilocin
They contain the chemical psilocin
which has a hallucinogenic effect when ingested.
Formerly, under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, it was only illegal to possess psilocin
and psilocybin ( the psychoactive constituents of the mushrooms.
The 'magic' quality relates to the presence of the chemicals psilocybin and psilocin
and psilocybin, the mind-bending chemicals in the mushrooms that cause hallucinations, are outlawed in the UK.
The fungi contain the hallucinogens psilocin
and psilocybin, which are both Class A drugs.
The ministry said it will designate any mushroom containing psilocybin or psilocin
, a small dose of which is known to cause hallucination, as illegal.