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Like the old saying, 'one man's fungus is another man's hallucinogen'

The Hexham Courant reports (6 May 2005) that mushrooms sprouting on Tynedale farms could give landowners a major headache. Certain strains of fungus are much prized by drug-users for their hallucinogenic properties. Some areas of the North Pennines and South Tynedale are well known for producing the so-called magic mushrooms – and that could land farmers in trouble with the law. Landowners with magic mushrooms growing wild on their property could be caught in a legal loophole in the new Drugs Act 2005, which was rushed through Parliament before the General Election was announced. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on May 13, 2005 at 01:12 PM in Britain, Hallucinogens, Licensing and Legislation, Magic Mushrooms | Permalink