How To Safely Travel With Shrooms

Traveling With Mushrooms

Between your trip and your "trip," there are a couple of important tips you'll want to take into account when dabbling with mushrooms. Here are our best pieces of advice when it comes to both!

Key Takeaways

  • Check local laws on the use of psychedelic drugs before traveling with magic mushrooms
  • Make sure any products are commercially sealed and clearly labeled
  • For a more discreet experience, travel with edibles or teas

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TSA Rules: Taking Flights with Mushrooms

Traveling with mushrooms is a very specific niche. And, as such, the TSA (Transport Security Agency) hasn't clarified any specific rules for traveling with them.

That being said, here are some things you should expect when traveling between different states or other countries with mushrooms in tow.

Fresh Mushrooms

It's a rather bold move to pack fresh mushrooms in your checked baggage or even carry-on. And most likely, when it comes to any fresh food, you'll be required to discard them while going through airport security.

This is because most countries still require certificates or forms when entering the country with live plants. That being said, if you're 100% sure that the mushrooms you're traveling with aren't illegal, then you can always try your luck at airport security. But no promises!

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Dried Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms, on the other hand, are typically allowed on all planes across the world. That being said, these dried mushrooms should be commercially packaged and defined.

Even still, other countries may have certain restrictions on the type of fungus that may legally enter the country. So, generally speaking, you'll want to make sure that any dried mushrooms in your possession are clearly labeled and commercially sealed.

Magic Mushrooms

Psychedelic mushrooms, or psilocybin mushrooms, are an entirely different subject. You may have your magic mushrooms in the form of dried mushrooms.

But because magic mushrooms are only legalized in the state of Oregon, it's wise not to be traveling with said mushrooms unless you want them to be confiscated.

But what about Amanita Muscaria mushrooms? These mushrooms are legal within the U.S. except for in Louisiana. So traveling with them must be fairly straightforward, right? 

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While these mushrooms shouldn't be mistaken for truffles, shiitake, porcini, or portobello, it is still likely that they may be confiscated during your trip, especially if they are fresh mushrooms.

So, when traveling with Amanita muscaria mushrooms, make sure that they are either dried mushrooms or in a product that is commercially sealed and properly labeled.

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A Note On Mushroom Species

For the most part, mushroom species that aren't native to the country you're flying into are usually banned from entering the country itself. For more information, you will need to check each country's Customs and Immigration rules for fungi.

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5 Tips For Traveling With Mushrooms

If you're about to board a flight with some dried mushrooms in tow (namely psychedelic mushrooms), then here are our best safety tips to help you have a pleasant and hassle-free journey.

#1. Check Out Psychedelics Laws

Long before you step on a plane, you should look up the psychedelics laws in the areas you'll be visiting. Oftentimes, travelers may be looking into these laws when traveling with cannabis-related products.

But psychedelic products may be a bit more tricky. Amanita Muscaria dried mushrooms are unique in that they are legal across the U.S. except in Louisiana.

So you may have an easier time boarding an airline with these legal mushrooms rather than psilocybin which remains illegal in most parts of the U.S. That being said, many states have decriminalized the sale, consumption, and possession of magic mushrooms, so it's always best to educate yourself as much as possible before boarding the plane with psychedelic fungi.

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#2. Pack Accordingly

Once you've determined that your trip destination is mushroom-friendly, you'll want to make sure that any mushrooms you may be traveling with are clearly labeled and/or commercially sealed in a package.

You should be able to store these mushrooms in your luggage or even your carry-on bag. But even with all that in mind, you may find it easier to travel with mushroom gummies, edibles, or tea rather than fresh or dried mushrooms.

These types of mushroom products tend to be more discreet while still labeling the species clearly on the packaging. Plus, traveling with mushrooms that are fresh enough to still remain in soil may not be as delectable to indulge in upon sitting for hours in your luggage or carry-on bag.

So if you're not looking to announce to other passengers what you're traveling with and if you want to ensure the quality of your products, mushroom edibles and teas may be the best way to go when traveling through airport security.

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#3. Set The Scene For A Psychedelic Experience

Now that you've safely deboarded the plane and collected your luggage, it's time to set the scene for your psychedelic experience! Before your trip, make sure you find yourself in a safe place, preferably with caring loved ones or at least away from prying eyes.

This way, your sessions can be calm, cool, collected, and most importantly, uninterrupted.

#4. Consume After Food

Before consuming mushrooms, it's important to make sure you have at least a little something in your stomach. In fact, experts recommend that you start your session a few hours after a meal.

#5. Stick To Light Foods

That being said, whatever you eat beforehand should be light. Generally speaking, small snacks like nuts or fruits will be best to ensure you have enough in your system without overloading it before your trip.

Final Thoughts

With these tips, you'll be sure to have a safe and enjoyable trip - from the airplane to your session! 

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