1. leafysuburbs

    leafysuburbs New Member

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    Hello, I just want to confirm whether or not you ship grow kits (specifically Stropharia Cubensis Magic Mushroom Growing Kit 1501) to the UK?

    Thanks for your time, and for an interesting website and forum.

  2. Sjamaan I-net

    Sjamaan I-net Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi leafysuburbs

    Sorry but all mushrooms/ growkits are not legal in the UK anymore because of a

    new law.

    Ignoring pleas from mushroom retailers and consumers, the government

    yesterday announced that clause 21 of the Drugs Act 2005,

    reclassifying psilocybe mushrooms as a class A drug alongside heroin

    and crack cocaine, will come into force on July 18.

    From that date, importation, possession or sale of magic mushrooms

    will be punishable by a life sentence, effectively outlawing sales


    market stalls, head shops and the internet.

    Laying the statutory instrument before parliament, the Home Office

    said the only exception would be for wild mushrooms, growing on

    uncultivated land.

    Landowners who are unaware they have a controlled substance, or who

    pick the mushrooms with the intention of delivering them to the

    police, will also be exempted.

    Transform, the drug policy group which has been a vocal critic of

    clause 21, immediately condemned the Home Office's decision, saying

    the exemptions did little to clarify what it considered flawed


    "How is someone supposed to know what is uncultivated?" asked

    Transform's director, Danny Kushnick. "This has nothing to do with

    clarifying the law or goods drugs policy. It's simply about shutting

    down vendors who have been selling mushrooms."

    The Entheogen Defence Fund, a group set up to protect the interests of

    mushroom retailers and consumers, said the announcement would make no

    difference to its campaign to have clause 21 overturned through judicial


    Declaring criminalisation of magic mushrooms a retrograde step, it

    predicted the reclassification would simply encourage more youngsters to

    try ecstasy, LSD, heroin and cocaine.

    "The sale of 100,000 kilos of magic mushrooms per annum has had a big

    impact on the reduction of the illegal use of soft and hard drugs," said

    EDF's chairman, Mike Bashall. "Expect more crime and more deaths related

    to illegal drugs."

    Backed by Dutch wholesalers, for whom the UK has become a lucrative

    export market for psychedelic fungi, the EDF has raised UKP10,000 to

    challenge the British legislation. It points out that in the

    Netherlands the sale of magic mushrooms is legal and says that clause 21

    could be in breach of European Union law making it illegal to place

    restrictions on free trade except in specific circumstances, such as for

    the protection of health and life.

    Caroline Flint, the Home Office minister, who spearheaded the

    legislation through parliament shortly before the general election,

    said mushrooms could trigger psychosis and there was evidence users

    could be at risk of self-harm.

    However, a Dutch study found no evidence to link magic mushrooms with

    psychosis and said that mushrooms did not lower users' violence threshold.

    Since consumption usually took place at home or in the open air,

    "there is no inconvenience to other people," it concluded.

    Sorry for the disappointment,

    Best regards,


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