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Wondering what the laws are around using psilocybin mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms are illegal in New Zealand and are considered a Class A controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act. This means that buying, selling, possessing, importing, growing or giving these drugs to others is against the law. It is important to remember that just because psilocybin mushrooms grow in the wild in New Zealand does not mean that you are legally allowed to pick or cultivate them. Some people use psilocybin mushrooms to microdose for mental health reasons. However, this is not a legal defence for possessing these drugs in New Zealand.

You can also get in trouble with the law if you are found to be impaired by psilocybin mushrooms while driving.

To find out more about the law around legal and controlled drugs, including psilocybin mushrooms, see Drugs and the law.

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