The Netherlands is one of the few countries in the world where you can microdose completely legally. In the smartshops you can buy psilocybin-containing truffles, better known as magic truffles. Other psychedelics, such as LSD that are eligible for microdosing are listed on the List 1 of the Opium Act, so you are not allowed to have them, not to mention trading them.
Why are magic truffles allowed then? Long story short: our policymakers are not very familiar with this matter. They considered mushrooms dangerous and decided to ban all psychoactive mushroom species, not realizing that there are also species with the same active ingredient in the category of truffles. As you probably know, policymakers are more likely to be led by populism and incidents than by research and figures based risks. This is certainly also the case with Dutch drug legislation.
It is allowed to sell fresh magic truffles in the Netherlands. However, the sale of dried truffles is forbidden. Psilocybin (the active ingredient in the magic mushroom) should not be removed from the truffle and mushroom, and processed into products. You have to know that mechanical drying and processing of magic mushrooms is not allowed. For commercial purposes, drying, encapsulating and extracting is therefore punishable. However, if you do it for your own use, it shouldn’t lead to problems.
In other countries, the situation is not necessarily better, as all the substances listed below are prohibited.
Nonetheless, scientific research with prohibited substances is permitted in some countries. Research is currently being carried out on LSD, psilocybin and MDMA at renowned institutes and universities in the US and Great Britain.
Legal Microdosing in the Netherlands
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