While many of the states that our legal guides cover seem to be slowly moving towards a more lax stance on psilocybin, Idaho remains extremely strict. In addition to classifying psilocybin as a Schedule I controlled substance, Idaho also criminalizes the possession of psilocybin spores. Idaho is one of only three states that prohibits the possession of psilocybin mushroom spores, which contain no traces of psilocybin.
Because of this, the possession of psilocybin or psilocybin spores in Idaho is extremely illegal. Violators can end up with serious fines or even imprisonment for buying, selling, or carrying magic mushrooms within the state of Idaho. Will the future change the legislature’s perspective on magic mushrooms in Idaho? Only time will tell. For now, here’s what citizens should know.
Idaho Spore Legality
Idaho is one of the toughest U.S. states when it comes to the legality of magic mushroom spores. Mushroom spores are available for purchase online, and they contain no psilocybin until they fruit into fully grown mushrooms. Despite this, Idaho classifies spores “capable of producing mushrooms that contain psilocybin” as Schedule I substances on their own.
This means that mushroom growers in possession of magic mushroom spores could face serious jail time or other criminal penalties in Idaho. Magic mushroom spore shops typically will never ship to Idaho because of the illegality of the spores within this state. Buyers be warned: having magic mushroom spores shipped to Idaho could constitute a drug trafficking offense.
Specific Idaho Psilocybin Law
Title 37, Chapter 27, Article II of Idaho’s statutes classify psilocybin as a Schedule I controlled substance. Like most states, Idaho reserves Schedule I classification for the drug legislators find to be most dangerous and potentially misused. This means that violating possession, distribution, or manufacture laws regarding psilocybin can easily result in felony charges.
This same law also classifies magic mushroom spores as Schedule I substances. This is a particularly tough stance, making psilocybin mushroom cultivation in Idaho a very dangerous crime.
Idaho legislators have taken a very strict stance against psilocybin mushrooms in their state. At this time, possession of both psilocybin and psilocybin spores violates Iowa law, which classifies both drugs as Schedule I controlled substances. Though the future might eventually move Idaho towards a more decriminalized state, the present status of psilocybin in the state remains highly restrictive.
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