Talk:Legal status of psilocybin mushrooms

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Netherlands: Tourist Death[edit]

There were several incidents with tourists in which magic mushrooms supposedly played a part, as far as I know, only one was confirmed. One of the two most well known incidents was of a 17 year old, French girl who jumped of a bridge/construction onto a major road in the centre of Amsterdam (She jumped into the IJ-Tunnel from the perimeter of the Nemo Museum). This can be read in Dutch (internet)media like nu.nl. The second incident concerned what I believe was a British tourist who trashed his hotel-room in Amsterdam. Later reports stated he had a (cannabis induced) psychosis and was not under the influence of magic mushrooms. Since the two stories are more or less mixed up in this article, I will change the article accordingly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 145.116.1.128 (talk) 15:23, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Bot report : Found duplicate references ![edit]

In the last revision I edited, I found duplicate named references, i.e. references sharing the same name, but not having the same content. Please check them, as I am not able to fix them automatically :)

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DumZiBoT (talk) 06:44, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Nominate for Neutrality Check?[edit]

Right from the start of this article there are some verifiability issues that I feel go so far as to violate NPOV. The "throughout history" claim about the medicinal uses links only to another article that does not list the "dozens" of cultures promised, nor does it progress into modern history. This probably needs a proper citation if the author can find one. The linked article section also provides no evidence of medicinal use. The biggest problem I see in the first paragraph, though, is the "drastically lower potential for abuse than other Schedule I drugs" claim. "Drastic" seems to me to definitely violate NPOV, and the claim that psilocybin mushrooms have "drastically lower potential for abuse" than LSD, THC, DMT, or mescaline is at least dubious and probably unjustifiable.

If this is insufficient grounds for an NPOV check, at least there should be a verifiability template on the top of the article. --AscendingPig (talk) 07:35, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Legality in Spain[edit]

As far as I know, the cultivation, transport and sale of psilocybin mushrooms in Spain is penalized with fines and ultimately with prison if there is reoffence. Possession is somewhat in a grey area, given that up from certain quantities is automatically considered intent of sale. 2.120.128.189 (talk) 15:48, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Here's a document concerning the (il-)legality of psychedelic mushrooms in Spain: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2004/02/06/pdfs/A05061-05065.pdf Sadly my Spanish isn't good enough for me to translate and correct the wiki page. To state that they're "legal, legal, legal, legal" as the page does now (July 8 2015) is obviously wrong and potentially dangerous if someone takes it literally. I recommend that someone who speaks Spanish takes a look at the document and try to correct the page. CJTBoleyn (talk) 21:43, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

That document is 11 years old. Spanish law regarding mushrooms and cannabis have changed recently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.3.214.159 (talk) 22:31, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

The current norm about commercialization of mushrooms is the Real Decreto 30/2009. [1]

The genus Psilocybe sp appears in the list of forbidden especies for commercialization. Definetly in Spain is not legal to sell or transport them, not even the spores. Possession would be different as it doesn't depend on the especies, but the quantity of the toxin.

HyKoS (talk) 12:15, 8 August 2015 (UTC)