What are the costs of synthesising Schedule I drugs?

The price of working with some psychedelics

Researchers have reportedly been paying in excess of $7,000 per gram of psilocybin. While this psilocybin is likely of the highest quality, and it would take a significant amount of dried mushrooms to yield this amount of pure psilocybin — the cost greatly exceeds the current street value of $10 per gram of dried mushrooms.

Why are the costs so high?

One of the reasons stems from manufacturers complying with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). While cGMP ensures the highest quality product — it doesn’t come cheap.



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