Magic Mushrooms
Last revised April 13, 2018

"Magic" mushrooms are a wild variety that in their natural state contain psilocybin, a restricted drug under Schedule III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19.

Cases that have considered whether magic mushrooms constitute a prohibited substance include:

  • R. v. Cartier (1980), 54 C.C.C. (2nd) 32 (Alta. C.A.)
  • R. v. Dunn (1982), [1983] 2 W.W.R. 1 (S.C.C.)
  • R. v. Guthro [1990] B.C.D. Crim. 5970-01
  • R. v. Hansen [1979] B.C.D. Crim. 5815-03 (C.A.)
  • R. v. McKee [1997] B.C.D. Crim. 260.10.60.00-02
  • R. v. Parnell [1979], 51 C.C.C. (2d) 413 (B.C.C.A.)