This timeline of articles from the Guardian newspaper tracks the prohibition of fresh psilocybin ('magic') mushrooms, the "[criminalisation of a] trade that... poses little danger to anyone".
There's no evidence magic mushrooms are addictive, cause harm to people or are a public order problem. The bill is completely disproportionate.
This Bill was conceived in prejudice, written in ignorance and is being enacted with incompetence... It will ensure that a legal trade that causes no problems and is conducted by many businesses will end and be replaced by an illegal trade.
There has been no meaningful consultation on this move that is not supported by any of the leading drug organisations. It is clearly an attempt to appear ‘tough on drugs' rather than being the result of rational evidence based thinking.
|Sat 29th Nov 2003||
High times in magic mushroom business - and it's perfectly legal
|Tue 14th Dec 2004||
|Wed 15th Dec 2004|
|Sat 19th Feb 2005|
|Sat 16th Apr 2005||
Peers and MPs join furore over 'rushed' ban on magic mushrooms
|Wed 18th May 2005||
|Sat 25th Jun 2005|
|Mon 18th Jul 2005|
|Tue 2nd Aug 2005||
Headache sufferers flout new drug law
|Mon 31st Jul 2006|
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