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leafysuburbs

New Member
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.

leafy.
 

Sjamaan I-net

Moderator
Staff member
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

via

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

legislation.



"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

review.



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,

Sjamania
 
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