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‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

Laurie Brooks describes her experience taking psychedelic mushrooms as a journey — one that helped her find answers to some of her most important life questions.

The 54-year-old mother of four from Abbotsford, B.C., was diagnosed in 2018 with colon cancer. By the time doctors discovered it, the cancer had already advanced rapidly.

The fear of dying at such a young age, and not seeing her kids get married and have their own children, caused her tremendous anguish. “It felt like my whole life had been turned upside down and backwards,” she told Global News’ The New Reality.

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