Where To Buy The Best Magic Mushroom Grow Kits In The UK

Psilocybin mushrooms – AKA magic mushrooms – may be illegal in the UK (for now), but did you know that magic mushroom spores and grow kits are completely legal?

That’s right. Magic mushroom spores can be easily bought online for “research purposes”, but you’ll be breaking the law if those spores happen to germinate and grow. 

Many online shops that sell spores also sell grow kits separately – all you need to do is inoculate the growing substrate with spores and pretty much wait (there’s slightly more to it than this, but not much). 

What are magic mushroom spores?

Spores are tiny reproductive cells of nonflowering plants, such as bacteria, algae and fungi (mushrooms are part of the fungi kingdom). 

Put simply, mushroom spores are the single-celled seed that are dispensed by mushrooms, allowing them to reproduce. They are approximately only 1/2500-inch long and are released from the underside of the mushroom cap, in the gills, teeth or pores of the mushroom. 

Why are magic mushroom spores legal in the UK?

Microscopic magic mushroom spores contain no psilocybin (or psilocyin), so they are not outlawed under the Drugs Act 2005 which made “fungi containing psilocybin” a Class A drug.

Therefore, while you can legally buy and possess magic mushroom spores, you can’t allow them to grow. You will then be in possession of a Class A drug – the most restrictive category, home to cocaine, heroin and MDMA and methamphetamine. 

Being caught with psilocybin mushrooms (or truffles) can result in a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and a fine. For supply, one could theoretically receive a life sentence and an unlimited fine. In practice, however, maximum penalties are rarely used.

Effects of magic mushrooms

Generally, when consuming magic mushrooms, people report effects including euphoria, an alteration of perception, hallucinations and a distorted sense of time. At higher doses, it’s not uncommon for users to have meaningful spiritual experiences

In fact, a recent study found that a large percentage ranked their experience with psilocybin as one of the most spiritually significant experiences of their life. 

Benefits of psilocybin 

Psilocybin has recently been gaining the attention of scientists and researchers thanks to its potential to treat a range of mental health issues. 

One remarkable study from late last year found psilocybin, when used alongside psychotherapy, produces long-term antidepressant effects that are up to four-times more effective than commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressants. It may do this by promoting the formation of new brain cells.  

Psilocybin is also being researched as a treatment for cluster headaches and even weight loss

Where to buy the best magic mushroom grow kit in the UK

1. Martian MushroomsUse code ‘HIGHANDPOLITE’ for a 10% discount!

The guys at Martian Mushrooms know their stuff and have created a very easy-to-use range of grow kits. Our favourite grow kit is this one. It offers a fast and easy to learn way to grow mushrooms at home. They also sell a variety of magic mushrooms spores here

With these two purchases, you have all you need to produce a healthy supply of shrooms. Read through their free guides to make sure you don’t make any mistakes. 

Use code ‘HIGHANDPOLITE’ for a 10% discount!

2. Viking SporesUse code ‘HIGHANDPOLITE’ for a 10% discount!

Viking Spores are a helpful and friendly bunch who will go out of their way to assist in successfully growing your own psilocybin mushrooms. They offer a mighty fine all-in-one mushroom grow kit – which has lots of positive reviews – as well as a range of spores.

Use code ‘HIGHANDPOLITE’ for a 10% discount!

3. Cylocybe

If you’re looking for a trustworthy company with reliable grow kits, check out Cyclocybe. Their Mycobox grow kit has everything you need to grow a good amount of mushrooms, and they too sell a range of spores separately. 

4. MycoTown 

This company is cool because not only do they sell a sweet little grow kit and spores, they also offer the chance to grow medicinal mushrooms such as lion’s mane, reishi and turkey tail. 

5. Spore Buddies

These cheap and cheerful little grow kit from Spore Buddies is perfect for those on a budget or who just want a cheap introduction to growing psilocybin mushrooms. They also sell spores. 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

About Jack Woodhouse

A passionate cannabis proponent, Jack has been immersed in cannabis culture for over a decade. He launched High & Polite in 2017 and has since reached millions of people. He is the author of Overcoming Weed Dependence: The Truth About Addiction And The Secret To A Healthy Relationship With Cannabis

View all posts by Jack Woodhouse

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *