After waiting more than nine months, three Canadians were finally granted exemptions to legally undergo psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy by the federal health minister last week.

Yesterday, the Vancouver Sun’s Sam Riches reported that on December 6, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos granted Section 56 exemptions for three patients with mental health conditions. They were assisted by TheraPsil, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate access to psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. Since 2019, it has helped 47 patients gain access to psilocybin through federal exemptions.

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