mushroom pics and links
UK Liberty Caps
Puffball, Fly Agarics &
Azarius - supplies (Europe)
bluehoney.org - info + galleries + links
Cyber-Shrooms - supplies (Europe)
De Sjamaan Smartshops - supplies (Europe)
Erowid Psilocybin mushroom vault - info
Fungifun - growing info + links
Lil' Shop of Spores - supplies (N America)
Magic Mushrooms Net - info + links + forum
Magic Mushrooms Shop - supplies (Europe)
Mycotopia - info + forum + chat room
PotSeeds - supplies (Europe)
R Gordon Wasson - Harvard Archives
Shroomery - info + message board
The Mushroom Patch - supplies (N America)
The Mushroom Directory - links
The Nook - forum
The Spore Works - supplies (N America)
Wholecelium - supplies (Europe)
USA (2003) - There seems to be increasing opposition to the sale of mushroom spores in several countries including Japan, Holland and the USA. On February 18th 2003, the owner of Psilocybe Fanaticus, Robert McPherson, and three others were arrested by US Federal agents. They were all indicted on February 25th on charges of "conspiracy to distribute psilocyn and the manufacture of psilocyn". There is more info at Cannabis Culture and Ask Erowid.
UK (2005) - The UK Drugs Bill attained Royal Assent on 8th April 2005. One of its main purposes was to criminalise the sale and possession of magic mushrooms. However because of complications re the possession of wild mushrooms, the Home Office did not immediately implement Clause 21 (which reclassifies magic mushrooms as Class A drugs). An amended version of Clause 21 appeared in August 2005 and this has been used to prevent stores from selling magic mushrooms and grow kits in the UK.
NETHERLANDS (2009) - In November 2008 the Dutch Smartshop Association (VLOS) started legal proceedings in order to have the mushroom banning order by the Dutch government declared invalid because of a number of legal shortcomings. VLOS also claimed damages on behalf of its members. VLOS lost the case and appealed. The appeal was lost.
NETHERLANDS (2013) - A new law has been passed which is intended to stop the growing of marihuana, by putting responsibility on to the seller for equipment sold which they know will be used to grow an illegal substance. As magic mushrooms are illegal in the Netherlands, this could affect the suppliers of mushroom kits.
mushroom books & articles"A Guide to British Psilocybin Mushrooms"
- Richard Cooper (Red Shift, London)
"Mushrooms - Psychedelic Fungi"
- The Encycopedia of Psychoactive Drugs (Burke, London,1988)
"Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe"
- Roger Phillips (Macmillan, London, 1994)
"Mushrooms, Russia and History" 🍄
- Valentina P Wasson & R Gordon Wasson (Pantheon Books, NY, 1957)
"Seeking The Magic Mushroom" 🍄
- R Gordon Wasson (LIFE, 10 June 1957)
"The Mushroom Entheogen"
- C B Gold (Psychedelic Monographs & Essays, Florida, 1985-1993)
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World
- Paul Stamets (Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 1996)
- other shrooms
CAC - Noak Bridge fungi - weed's home page