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Legal access sought for magic mushrooms after therapeutic successes

When Laurie Brooks received her second cancer diagnosis last year, she turned to psychedelic mushrooms to help her handle the anxiety of facing what might have been the end of her life.

The first time she battled cancer, she only had the energy to deal with the physical challenges. The second time, faced with chemotherapy that would shrink the tumour if she was lucky and surgery to remove it, she needed something to help her handle the distress of ­wondering if she would live through the difficult treatment.

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