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Australian Law
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:47:48 AM »

Does anybody know what will happen if I purchase spores from UK or USA and import them into Australia.

Desired result:  Nothing, start growing mushrooms.

Unwanted result:  Large men with suits and haircuts knocking on my door.


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Re: Australian Law
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 08:16:25 AM »

Australian law

Psilocine and psilocybine are illegal to possess or sell under the Criminal Code Act of 1995 (CCA). We have received a report that harvested psilocybin-containing mushrooms are considered illegal "preperations" throughout Australia, and growing psilocybin mushrooms consitutes "manufacturing illegal drugs" and carries even higher penalties. (thanks Torsten) The mushrooms themselves are subject to specific controls in some states or territories.

"Any plant of the genus Psilocybe" is restricted under the "Border controlled plant" provisions of the CCA (see section 314.5 of the Criminal Code). This makes Psilocbye mushrooms illegal to import and export, and illegal to possess if they have been imported. We have received an unconfirmed report that it is possible to import or export of psilocybin mushroom spore prints for purposes of microscopy, though this technically may be a violation of the CCA (thanks A Moffett). (updated Apr 2008)

You'd have to check with the laws in your territory to see if you can have either prints or syringes.