Frequently asked questions about figuring out if Psychedelics Are Legal in Costa Rica.

Are Psychedelics Legal in Costa Rica?

Curious if psilocybin is legal in Costa Rica? What about Ayahuasca?

Wondering which if any drugs are decriminalized?

Frshminds take a dive into Costa Rican drug laws so you can make the most educated decision possible when researching psychedelic retreats in Costa Rica.*

Is psilocybin legal in Costa Rica?

The information available on the internet with regards to the legality of psilocybin in Costa Rica is confusing and contradictory, so govern yourself accordingly. While there is ever increasing use of psilocybin mushrooms in Costa Rica for spiritual purposes, and psychedelic retreats operate openly, they have an uncertain legal status in Costa Rica

While enforcement is lack and no one reports being arrested for the possession of psilocybin mushrooms, the Costa Rican list of Controlled Substances, updated in 2020, specifically mentions psilocybin,

The UK government warns it citizens that Costa Rican druge enforcement authorities treat drug possession/trafficking severely, with a minimum sentence of eight (8) years imprisonment.

 Is Ayahuasca legal in Costa Rica?

The legal status of ayahuasca in Costa Rica is that it is simply unregulated, although DMT, the active ingredient in Ayahuasca brew, is a controlled substance under Costa Rica’s Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Law #8204. This means that there are no specific Costa Rican laws concerning Ayahuasca use.

*Disclaimer: Please be aware that information found on Frshminds is based on the best available sources, but is in no way a substitute for proper legal advice. We offer no guarantee that this information is accurate.

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