‘Magic mushrooms’ are still illegal in Canada. How can stores be opening? – GLOBAL

September 4, 2023

Psilocybin, or “magic mushroom,” stores are popping up across Canada despite the drug being illegal — a development that closely mirrors what happened with cannabis before its legalization, according to an expert.

Stores with such names as Shroomyz and Fun Guyz have opened in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and London, Ont., among other locations over the last year. They sell the drug on its own by weight and in different strains, as well as in edibles such as gummies or chocolate.

Psilocybin has a psychedelic effect on those who use it that some claim has therapeutic effects.

Some raids have occurred, such as at a shop in Toronto in November, and in Hamilton and Montreal in July, and arrests have been made. However, like mushrooms growing on fertile ground, more stores appear to be opening than are being closed.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9932718/magic-mushrooms-shops-canada/

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