Legal status of Psilocybin Truffles

Product description:

Microdose Pro sells freshly prepackaged “Psilocybe Tampanensis Mexicana Sclerotia” truffles for microdosing. Note: This are not (magic) mushrooms.

Legal status:

Fresh Psilocybe Mexicana truffles (not mushrooms) are completely legal in the Netherlands and can be freely produced, traded, and sold. The product falls under the category of food supplements according to European directives and it fully complies with the applicable safety standards.

Truffles fall under the category ‘herbs and botanicals’ according to European guidelines. The EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, classifies mushrooms and therefore truffles among botanicals. She writes on her website: “Botanicals and derived preparations made from plants, algae, fungi or lichens have become widely available on the EU market in the form of food supplements.”

In addition, the psilocybin Mexicana truffles from Microdose Pro contain a constant amount of psilocybin of 1 to 2 milligrams per gram of fresh truffle.

Magic truffles (Psilocybe tampanensis) grow out of the ground, and due to this natural process, the firmer and drier psychedelic fungus does not belong to the mushroom category and therefore does not fall under the mushroom law. This is the reason why truffles are legal and mushrooms are not.

After a few incidents with magic mushrooms in 2008 (especially in Amsterdam), the Dutch government has decided that fresh magic mushrooms become illegal. However, this law has been drafted in such a way that only ‘De Paddestoel’ is mentioned. Legally, the “magic” psilocybin truffle is not a mushroom, it is a mushroom substrate called sclerotia.

Fresh psilocybin truffles are legal in the Netherlands.

The hallucinogenic substances that give magic truffles their magical effect are listed in the Psychotropic Substances Convention (PDF), which means that possession of pure psilocybin is not allowed. Because these substances occur in many fungi, the United Nations has decided to make an exception for these natural products. See below a part of the Commentary on the Convention on Psychotropic Substances (article 32, point 12), in which it is explicitly stated that, among others, Peyote cacti, psilocybe mushrooms, etc. are excluded from the convention, and therefore have legal status.

legal status

Possession of psilocybin mushrooms, or psilocybin truffles, is therefore completely legal according to this treaty. Only when the psychoactive substances are extracted or synthesized does one operate contrary to current legislation.

Shipping to other EU countries

Truffles are legal in the Netherlands and can therefore be sent to all EU countries under the Mutual Recognition of Goods Principle of the European Commission. This EU treaty says that if a product is legal in one EU country, it is also legal to sell and ship to all other EU countries. However, it is technically still possible for individual EU countries, states, and local jurisdictions to ban all kinds of products. Therefore, checking the current legal status of our product in your jurisdiction is your own responsibility. Microdose Pro is legally allowed to ship this product to any citizen residing in the EU. By purchasing goods on this website, you accept the responsibility of complying with local laws and customs regulations. You ensure that the ordered product is legal in the country of import. Microdose Pro is not responsible for goods that are stored or seized by third parties, such as customs or law enforcement authorities in the country where you order from.


Microdose Pro provides resources to adults who decide to microdose on their own initiative, and it does not claim that microdosing is effective as a medicine, aid or supplement nor can it be claimed a substitute for professional medical help, therapeutical help, or health advice. In case of medical or psychological complaints as well as the first symptoms of depression or anxiety you should always contact your physician or a mental health professional. Microdose Pro does not encourage the use of illegal psychedelics in any way, nor does it violate the law, and cannot be held responsible for illegal acts as well as the possession of illegal substances.