• Psychedelics - assisted therapy in

    Illinois

    Despite the huge therapeutic potential, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is not part of standard medical care yet. Self-medicating with psychedelics can produce undesired results, but despite that, more and more people feel disappointed with the efficacy of the current treatments and they turn to risky, but potentially more beneficial psychedelic-assisted therapy. The goal of this guide is harm reduction for people, who decided to self-medicate, we don’t encourage possession or consumption of illicit substances even for therapeutic endeavours.

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Psychedelics – assisted psychotherapy in Illinois

Legal status of psychedelics in Illinois

Narcotic Drug Possession Offense in Illinois is a serious criminal offense that could result in jail time. It is illegal to possess any amount of LSD or shrooms in Illinois. As the amount increases, so does the severity of the crime and the possible sentence. With the exception of the smallest possession amount, all crimes are Class 1 Felonies. The statute, however, sets out its own sentencing guidelines.

Possession of LSD in Illinois

  • Not less than 15 grams, but less than 100 grams, or between 15 and 199 pieces/tabs of LSD = not less than 4 years and not more than 15 years in prison
  • Not less than 100 grams, but less than 400 grams, or between 200 and 599 pieces/tabs of LSD = not less than 6 years and not more than 30 years in prison;
  • Not less than 400 grams, but less than 900 grams, or between 600 and 1499 pieces/tabs of LSD = not less than 8 years and not more than 40 years in prison;
  • Not less than 900 grams, or 1500 or more pieces/tabs of LSD = not less than 10 years and not more than 50 years in prison.

Possession of Magic Mushrooms in Illinois

  • 200 grams or less is penalized by 1-3 years in prison, (Class 4 Felony)
  • Possession of more than 200 grams is penalized by 4-15 years in prison (Class 1 Felony)

There are a variety of plea deal options that can minimize and mitigate the roughest penalties: second chance probation or drug school.

 

The safest way to obtain psychedelics in Illinois

The possession of psilocybin mushroom spores is legal in Illinois, as it is in most other states. This may be due to the fact that psilocybin isn’t produced by spores until they mature into fully formed mushrooms. The safest way to obtain psychedelics in Illinois is growing a small number of shrooms discretely at home.

In the state of Illinois, psilocybin is highly illegal. Though Chicago officials have suggested and contemplated decriminalization within the city limits, these efforts have failed. Psilocybin is currently classified as a Schedule I controlled drug in both Chicago and the rest of Illinois.