How Much Should You Pay For Magic Mushrooms In The UK?

How Much Should You Pay For Magic Mushrooms In The UK?

Magic mushrooms can be difficult to come by in the UK. 

Yes, they do grow wild in the UK - but only for a couple months at the end of summer. And not everyone is in a position to grow their own

Therefore, if you want to experiment with magic mushrooms in the UK, you may have to buy some.

But how much do magic mushrooms cost in the UK? Is your mate’s mate Dave doing you a good deal or ripping you off? 

Let’s discuss…

How much should you pay for magic mushrooms in the UK?

The standard price for magic mushrooms in the UK is £10 per gram. 

This has been the general price for at least the last decade, with the price per gram decreasing the more you buy. 

You can expect to get an ounce for as low as £150 and as high as £300. 

Of course, prices will vary quite a lot depending on numerous factors, including the source. 

Are magic mushrooms or psilocybin legal in the UK?

Any fungus that contains psilocin or psilocybin is controlled in the UK. Therefore, magic mushrooms are prohibited to be cultivated, possessed or sold under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Magic mushrooms are classified as Class A drugs in the UK, meaning the most severe punishment for possession is up to seven years and an unlimited fine. However, this harsh a sentence is extremely unlikely. 

In fact, if you were caught with a small amount for personal use – say up to 5 grams – you’d probably get away with a caution. 

It’s a different story if you get caught growing them, though. Technically, a life sentence is the maximum sentence for supply of any Class A drug, including magic mushrooms. In practice, however, longer sentences are only used for major traffickers, and rarely, if ever, for cases involving only mushrooms.

In fact, I’ve struggled to find any reports of people receiving any sort of punishment for growing magic mushrooms. But that could be because it’s so rare. 

In reality, if you are growing a small amount of magic mushrooms, like one or two grow boxes worth, you have little chance of getting caught and an even smaller chance of getting sentenced to time in prison. The most likely result is you’ll get a fine.

What about magic mushroom spores and grow kits?

Magic mushrooms may be illegal in the UK, but did you know that magic mushroom spores and grow kits are completely legal?

That’s right, microscopic magic mushroom spores contain no psilocybin, so they are not outlawed under the Drugs Act 2005 which made “fungi containing psilocybin” a Class A drug.

Therefore, magic mushroom spores can be easily bought online for “research purposes”, but you’ll be breaking the law if those spores happen to germinate and grow. 

Many online shops that sell spores also sell grow kits separately – all you need to do is inoculate the growing substrate with spores and pretty much wait (there’s slightly more to it than this, but not much). 

Growing your own magic mushrooms will be the most economical way to get hold of them. A grow kit and all the equipment needed will set you back about £50 at most, from which you’ll easily get up to 100g per flush. 

Read: Where To Buy The Best Magic Mushroom Grow Kits In The UK

Medical use of psilocybin in the UK 

It’s been over a year since Boris Johnson agreed to reschedule psilocybin and other psychedelic substances in order to allow research into them. However, nothing has changed in the months since.

Earlier in 2022, three world-renowned British psychiatrists wrote to Sajid Javid, the health secretary, and Kit Malthouse, the crime and policing minister at the Home Office, urging a rethink on psilocybin laws.

“There has been no recent review of the evidence for psilocybin’s current scheduling [and] there is not and never has been an evidential basis for psilocybin’s current scheduling,” the letter stated. 

They argue that the Home Office’s refusal to downgrade the compound “is inconsistent with the precedent set by cannabis-based products for medicinal use in 2018”.

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myself I’m suffering from peripheral neuropathy and memory issues I’m 43 and feel like my time for enjoying life is past with all the research that is happening all the reports from people who have done this off there own back and our government insists on keeping it a class a drug ironically the pain relief I will be given by doctors is highly addictive and related to the class A drug that deservedly should be Class A (heroin) and once I start to take the opiates handed out on prescription that will be it
So what to do grow them and risk a charge of growing a class a drug that undoubtedly would help or become an addict by prescription but hey ho big pharma makes a profit
Do we really expect a government to reverse the decision and allow a medication that could be grown at home or found in a grassy field in autumn when taxes can be collected from manufacturing and reselling heroin in different forms?


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