Psilocybin Industry Legislation and Psychedelics Industry Boom – Shroom Boom

There seems to be a thriving symbiotic relationship at play in the world of the psilocybin industry: loosening and evolving regulations in the psychedelics industry and the entire US industry for psychedelic mushrooms is now enabling the therapeutic psychedelic industry to move at what could easily be described as lightning-speed for psilocybin law progress. Some would refer to this progress as a shroom boom!

It’s a topic has been covering with some frequency over the past months. There’s continues to be notable psilocybe legislation bills being debated yearly the congress and US state governments’ legislature representatives. This is because the medical mushroom industry is booming primarily due to psychoactive benefits and therapies!

But for a really close look at the legal side of things, our post on states legalizing psilocybin assisted therapy illustrates how quickly US states’ legislative framework surrounding psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic compounds is moving along.

The Shroom Boom – Movements Towards Decriminalization

It seems that the “shroom boom” is in full effect, partially because there are many different types of magic mushroom strains that psilocybin advocates are experimenting with and actively using. There’s also celebrity endorsements of the psilocybe cubensis compounds efficacy for resolving a series of mental ailments (and they’re not even the type of celebrities you’d expect). Further legal movements toward decriminalization and legalization of psilocybin mushrooms for approved therapeutic use are taking place, including in US states like Texas. And, of course, even more biomed companies and US public companies are throwing their hats into the psychedelics ring to make money for their stockholders.

It’s an exciting time to be an amateur microscopist with an interest in exotic mushroom spores that has listed for sale. Also, the progress for mental health therapies is especially promising and in process.

Let’s begin by taking a look at why all of this is happening so rapidly, and then we’ll take a look at some of the latest developments in the social and legal world of psilocybin acceptance and help you with questions such as is it legal to grow psychedelic mushrooms in my state?

The Primary Motivator of the Shroom Boom: Undeniable Mental Health Benefits

Psilocybin therapy for OCD, PTSD, or depression

The primary driver behind the expanding acceptance of psilocybin is almost certainly the interest taken in this compound by the medical community. Here on The Psilocybe Philosophy blog, we’ve mentioned countless psilocybe cubensis research studies conducted by well-respected organizations like Johns Hopkins researching psilocybin-assisted therapy using psychedelic compounds.

Psilocybin-assisted Therapy and Magic Mushroom Microdosing to Benefit Mental Health Conditions

Psilocybin-assisted therapy is a process wherein licensed therapists, under regulated and controlled situations, administer psilocybin to a patient in order to ease traditional therapy and so that the patient can gain the many known benefits of psilocybin. Small, controlled doses of psilocybe cubensis are used, although not as small as in the practice of microdosing. Sometimes larger doses are used initially, and are first grown by institutions, companies, or consumers starting with magic mushroom spore kits seeking to grow their own psilocybin stock using various different types of psychedelic mushroom spores.

The mushroom spore kits contain various components to ensure success in growing mushrooms from spores. Psilocybin-assisted therapy is now commonly used for battling depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, smoking cessation, and myriad other mental health problems or mental health conditions.

Psilocybin for Palliative Care Used Legally in Emerging Medical Field

Psilocybin has even been applied in palliative care and hospice care to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression in patients facing their own mortality. One of our favorite analyses of this application of psilocybin was the vulnerable, incredibly human paper written by Dr. Anthony Back.

It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the therapeutic use of psilocybin and illustrates perfectly the kind of impact that this misunderstood compound can have in the final days and weeks in the lives of people who perhaps need its benefits the most.

Texas to Study Psilocybin Mushrooms as a Possible Treatment for PTSD

Texas psilocybin bill

Thanks to the efforts made by the Senate Committee for Veteran’s Affairs and Border Security, Texas will be the latest state to start exploring the possibilities of psilocybin as a treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD. The passage of Texas House Bill 1802 propels the state into further examining the compound’s capabilities of treating PTSD and related mental health issues.

The bill drew a tremendous amount of support—which just a decade ago was unthinkable in the United States. Texas Governor Rick Perry even supported the bill, which is proof positive that the efforts of psilocybin advocates, researchers, and forward-thinking members of the medical community are having a very positive effect on the public perception of the compound.

Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars Fame Tried Psilocybin to Ease The Symptoms of Depression

Kristen Bell psilocybin therapy for depression
Kristen Bell, via Wikimedia Commons

When celebrity figures like Joe Rogan advocate for the therapeutic use of psychedelics, nobody really bats an eye—and one could argue that the public at large takes these endorsements less seriously, as it’s all “part of the character.” And, unfortunately, other psilocybin advocates like Paul Stamets, the McKenna brothers, or John W. Allen (who we had the good fortune to interview recently) are celebrities in the mushroom world—they’re not someone your average person has heard of.

So it was a pleasant surprise to see Kristen Bell, a household name who rose to fame on the television program Veronica Mars bravely came out and told the public about her battle with depression and how psilocybin-containing mushrooms have helped her.

It was not recreational at all. It was like mental and spiritual labor. Like, 10 years of therapy in one sitting.

Kirsten Bell

We hope that her revelations inspire other “mainstream” celebrities to share their own experiences with psilocybin and further the market for psychedelic drugs in the medical mushroom industry, which the medical community has hailed as a “breakthrough” for mental health.

Studying Psilocybin Mushroom Spores: A Unique Insight Into the Shroom Boom

Amateur microscopists around the world have been pleased to learn that psilcoybin mushroom spores are completely legal in many jurisdictions, including most of the United States. For a truly unique look at the formative stages of the fungi that produce this promising compound, take a look at them under your microscope.