Public interest in psychedelics is fast-growing. In 2022, it was reported that 65% of Americans diagnosed with mental health conditions want access to psychedelic treatment.
- Currently, Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are legal across the United States except for in Louisiana
- Outside of the United States, Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are legal in Sweden, Ireland, Mexico, Ukraine, and Russia
- Amanita Muscaria mushrooms remain illegal in Australia, Romania, The Netherlands, and Thailand
But the legal status of psychedelic or magic mushrooms remains a contested debate under federal law. While psilocybin mushrooms tend to receive the most press, there are other mushroom species that may offer their own set of beneficial psychoactive effects, namely the Amanita Muscaria mushroom.
Below, we'll go through everything you need to know about Amanita mushrooms, including what effects they have to offer, what the experts are saying right now, and, most importantly, whether these magic mushrooms are legal in the U.S. For all of this and more, read on!
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What Is Amanita Muscaria?
Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are much more prevalent in pop culture than you might think. Also known as Fly Agaric, Amanita mushrooms are those red-capped fungi with white dots that scream everything from Mario Kart to psychedelic trips.
While Amanita Muscaria is technically poisonous, these mushrooms have been used by ancient cultures as medicine for centuries. The main psychoactive ingredients involved are muscimol and ibotenic acid.
Both of these compounds tend to produce sedative effects while activating GABA receptors in the body's neurotransmitter system. Most often, users of this particular fungi will fall into a deep sleep while experiencing psychedelic dreams similar to the effects of psilocybin.
Still, experts maintain that Amanita mushrooms are resolutely different from psilocybin in that they elicit fewer hallucinatory effects and do not interact with serotonin or dopamine receptors in the body like their “psilly” counterparts.
Where Is Amanita Muscaria Legal?
Amazingly, Amanita Muscaria is legal across the United States, with Louisiana being the only state where Amanita Muscaria remains illegal. The state's law clarifies that no person may purchase, sell, or hold within their possession any products containing Amanita Muscaria, with the exception of utilizing the mushroom for ornamental purposes.
Given Amanita Muscaria mushrooms' fairly sweeping legal status, it's likely that the prevalence of Amanita Muscaria products will grow in both popularity and scrutiny, just as cannabis products have experienced over the last couple of years.
That's why at Clean Remedies, we're excited to be at the forefront of this modern-day Amanita Muscaria renaissance where individuals may explore the mushroom species in a safe and legal way.
Where Is Amanita Muscaria Illegal?
Outside of the U.S., Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are illegal in Australia, Romania, The Netherlands, and Thailand. In Australia, muscimol is a Schedule 9 drug while in Thailand, hallucinogenic mushrooms are related to Category 5 drugs.
That being said, these mushrooms are currently legal in Sweden, Ireland, Mexico, Ukraine, and Russia with no regulations on the substance whatsoever.
All of this is to say that with the strict legal specifications being placed on psychedelic mushrooms as a whole (at least within the U.S.), Amanita Muscaria mushrooms remain relatively accessible within the world of psychedelic drugs.
FAQs About The Amanita Muscaria Mushroom
There's plenty more to delve into when it comes to Amanita Muscaria. But here are the most pressing questions we get asked about this fantastical variety of mushrooms:
Is Amanita Muscaria A Psychedelic Mushroom?
Yes, Amanita Muscaria is psychedelic. Although, the language around the mushroom has been contested.
In Florida, for example, a dispensary recently announced that it would sell food, gummies, capsules, and joints enriched with Amanita Muscaria, advertising these products would contain "magic mushrooms."
Florida State Representative Michael Grieco thought the term "magic mushrooms" might be misleading despite his support for psilocybin legalization across the state.
Can Fly Agaric Be Used For Medical Or Therapeutic Use?
There are some studies currently investigating whether the Amanita Muscaria fungi variety may be used for therapeutic purposes, but no substantial evidence has been made to back these claims.
That being said, researchers have managed to identify that Amanita Muscaria extracts exhibit powerful antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, a 2021 study determined that muscimol was able to suppress the activity of the nervous system, effectively reducing anxiety.
And a 2014 study determined that patients who suffered from neuropathic pain seemed to benefit from consistent amounts of Amanita Muscaria extract.
Of course, the subject of whether Amanita Muscaria may effectively be used for therapeutic purposes remains a contested debate as more research is needed to substantiate such claims.
The Bottom Line
As a legal psychedelic, we at Clean Remedies remain optimistic at the prospect of more individuals coming into contact with Amanita Muscaria and its potential beneficial effects.
Just as CBD has gone through its trials and tribulations of public scrutiny, we feel that Amanita Muscaria will blaze through this rite of passage while ultimately delivering the potential therapeutic benefits it purports to offer.
All of our CBD and THC products receive third-party lab testing to ensure the efficacy, safety, and quality of our goods, and our upcoming launch of Amanita Muscaria products will be no different.
That’s because we believe in providing customers with only the best ingredients and quality service possible. With new research delving into the depths of what this mushroom has to offer, we'll be the first to let you know of any new developments.
With our finger on the pulse, you can trust us to produce products that only have your best interests in mind. Here's to your continued health, wellness, and happiness!
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