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What are magic truffles?
Truffles are formed when the mycelium hardens. The mycelium is an underground network of so-called hyphae. Under normal circumstances, a mushroom will grow from these hyphae. However, when the climate isn’t right for growing a mushroom (because of drought, for example) the mycelium will form sclerotia. Truffles are a synonym for these sclerotia. Just like magic mushrooms truffles contain the psychoactive substances psilocin and psilocybin. Magic mushrooms are illegal in the Netherlands (as they are in many other countries). Truffles however are different from mushrooms, both technically and scientifically. Therefore truffles may be freely produced, bought, and consumed in the Netherlands.

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