Are Mushrooms Legal In California?

By Austin Dixon | Updated February 9, 2023 | Legal Status, Mushrooms
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Are mushrooms legal in California?

In this article, weโ€™ll discuss the legalities of mushrooms in California.

California is well-known for being a drug-friendly state, especially in Los Angeles.

When it comes to psychedelics, California has been at the forefront of the policy change for years.

Recently, Oakland became one of the first US cities to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca.

Colorful Magic Mushrooms: Are They Legal In California?

Psychedelic mushrooms are currently not legal in California.

However in June 2019, Oakland became one of the first US cities in the United States to decriminalize  psilocybin mushrooms.

This new legislation didnโ€™t actually legalize psychedelic mushrooms in Oakland.

The possession or distribution of  psilocybin mushrooms is still illegal in the city of Oakland. Although according to Marijuana Moment, sales of psychedelics are close behind.

Both Arcata, CA and Santa Cruz, CA have followed this trend and recently decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms.

Senator Scott Weiner has been very vocal about changing the state legislation around psychedelics, as shown on his Twitter feed:

Can You Buy Magic Mushrooms In California?

Commercial sale of psychedelic mushrooms in California is still illegal.

That means you canโ€™t legally buy magic mushrooms in the state of California. This is even true in cities like Oakland where psychedelic mushrooms are decriminalized.

Is It Illegal To Grow Psychedelic Mushrooms In California?

It is currently illegal to grow, process, possess with the intent to sell, or traffic psilocybin mushrooms in California.

Although several cities in California decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms, this doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s legal to grow or possess shrooms in the state.

Psilocybin mushrooms are still classified as a Schedule 1 substance throughout the state of California.

What Is The Penalty For Growing Mushrooms In California?

In California, anyone who unlawfully uses, sells, or possesses psychedelic mushrooms is guilty of a criminal offense.

The severity of penalty depends on the amount of mushrooms and if they are for personal use or sale.

Penalties may result in anything from misdemeanors all up to felonies.

California law considers drug possession a misdemeanor offense. However, if one has intent to sell then it becomes felony instead of just a misdemeanor.

Is LSD Legal In California?

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LSD is highly illegal in California and the law prohibits the use, sale, manufacture, transportation or possession of  LSD.

California courts consider it a serious offense to be found using, in possession of, or selling LSD. If youโ€™re caught in possession of LSD, this results in a Schedule I misdemeanor.

Learn more about the legalities of LSD in California here.

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Austin Dixon

About the Author

Austin Dixon is a recently converted psychonaut with a newfound interest in psychedelics and their affects on mental health. After thinking psychedelics were "weird hippie drugs" for 28 years, his mission is to now help educate others who are new to psychedelics.

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