‘Magic mushrooms’ and therapy in Canada

September 12, 2021
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One year ago, the Canadian government made an exception to the country’s drug laws, allowing for the first time four palliative care patients to try using psilocybin — better known as magic mushrooms — to help treat their end-of-life distress.

Dozens more exemptions were approved after that, but the pace of approvals has slowed, and many people are now left waiting to access this therapy in a legal way.

Today on Front Burner, we’re going to hear from one Ontario woman about what using psilocybin meant to her as she dealt with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then, guest host Antoni Nerestant speaks with journalist Curt Petrovich about the push for greater legal access to psilocybin-assisted therapy in Canada.

Story Source: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/frontburner/magic-mushrooms-and-therapy-in-canada-1.6127100

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