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[Oireachtas] 125. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health and Children if she has plans to ban drug kits which contain materials and give advice on growing magic mushrooms. [21015/10]. (19 May 2010)

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125. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health and Children if she has plans to ban drug kits which contain materials and give advice on growing magic mushrooms; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
 
Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Fungi containing psilocin (commonly known as magic mushrooms) are controlled drugs for the purpose of the Misuse of Drugs Act. It is an offence to print or publish any document which advocates or encourages the use of a controlled drug. An offence would be committed if a document containing advice on growing magic mushrooms was published.
 
Vol. 709 No. 3       
Written Answers – National Drug Strategy
Wednesday, 19 May 2010

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