Larry Caldwell larryc at
Mon Feb 27 03:26:02 EST 1995

stamets1 at (Stamets 1) writes:

|:I believe viable spores of active Psilocybes
|: are clearly ILLEGAL. If the spores can be germinated,
|:they will generate psilocybin and/or psilocin, two
|:indoles specifically restricted by law. (Schedule 1; Title 21).

As an amateur mycologist and owner of a ranch, I can assure you that there
are large amounts of psilocybe cubensis and semilanceata growing
naturally.  Short of massive chemical application, I don't know any means
of stopping them from growing.  As you know, even when they are not
fruiting, they are growing just fine.

Current law makes anyone who owns a cow a felon.  I've never heard of the
law being enforced, though.

.. Mother Nature implicated in huge drug bust ... film at 11.
-- MR/2 #109

Larry Caldwell  larryc at

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