How a Victoria nonprofit obtained Canada’s first medical exemption for magic mushrooms

How a Victoria nonprofit obtained Canada’s first medical exemption for magic mushrooms

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In February 2018, Laurie Brooks was told she had six months to a year to live. After the prognosis, she...
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Psilocybin-Therapy offered Cancer Patient Thomas Hartle, more than he could have asked for; an experience worth sharing

Psilocybin-Therapy offered Cancer Patient Thomas Hartle, more than he could have asked for; an experience worth sharing

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By Tara Portelli, PCP, CHN, PT TheraPsil Community Educator @Nudemushroom “When I think about things that only 4 days ago...
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In a Landmark Decision, Canada Allows 4 Terminal Patients to Legally Use Psilocybin to Ease Anxiety

In a Landmark Decision, Canada Allows 4 Terminal Patients to Legally Use Psilocybin to Ease Anxiety

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The Canadian Federal Government recently made a monumental decision, allowing four terminal cancer patients to legally use psilocybin to relieve...
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Saskatoon father first in Canada to do magic mushrooms anxiety therapy

Saskatoon father first in Canada to do magic mushrooms anxiety therapy

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Last week, Thomas Hartle of Saskatoon became the first known Canadian to take psychedelic mushrooms with the blessing of the...
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Given a Year To Live, She Turned to Shrooms and Canada Allowed It

Given a Year To Live, She Turned to Shrooms and Canada Allowed It

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Growing up in a Christian family, Laurie Brooks was taught that if you behave yourself, you get to go to...
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Magic mushroom therapy approved to help some Canadians facing end-of-life care

Magic mushroom therapy approved to help some Canadians facing end-of-life care

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Health Canada has approved the use of psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, to help some people face end-of-life care. One of...
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After Legal Win, What’s Next for Magic Mushrooms?

After Legal Win, What’s Next for Magic Mushrooms?

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On August 4, Canada’s Health Minister Patty Hajdu granted, by way of a Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and...
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Psilocybin Therapy for End-of-Life Distress – First Legal Treatment in Canada – Webinar

Psilocybin Therapy for End-of-Life Distress – First Legal Treatment in Canada – Webinar

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On August 20th, 2020, TheraPsil hosted a webinar where Thomas Hartle shared his experience as the first-ever individual in Canada...
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The first Canadian to legally consume psilocybin for medical purposes shares his experience

The first Canadian to legally consume psilocybin for medical purposes shares his experience

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On the night that Thomas Hartle became the first Canadian to legally consume psilocybin for medical purposes, Dr. Bruce Tobin,...
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B.C. woman among four granted permission to legally consume magic mushrooms

B.C. woman among four granted permission to legally consume magic mushrooms

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Laurie Brooks doesn’t like the word terminal. It’s not just because the Abbotsford mother of four is surviving her cancer....
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Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, therapy approved to help some facing end-of-life care

Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, therapy approved to help some facing end-of-life care

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Laurie Brooks drank sparingly and had only “done weed a few times” during her first five decades on Earth, but...
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Saskatoon father approved for end-of-life magic mushrooms treatment

Saskatoon father approved for end-of-life magic mushrooms treatment

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Thomas Hartle never thought he’d be the kind of person to take magic mushrooms, let alone grow them. “Honestly, it...
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Health Canada OKs ‘Shrooms For Some Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Health Canada OKs ‘Shrooms For Some Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

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In a landmark decision, the federal government is allowing four terminally ill Canadians to seek relief from their grief, trauma...
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Saskatoon father approved for end-of-life magic mushrooms treatment

Saskatoon father approved for end-of-life magic mushrooms treatment

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Thomas Hartle never thought he’d be the kind of person to take magic mushrooms, let alone grow them. “Honestly, it...
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Canada Has Granted Four Terminal Cancer Patients The Right To Use Magic Mushrooms

Canada Has Granted Four Terminal Cancer Patients The Right To Use Magic Mushrooms

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Four Canadians with incurable cancer have been given permission to use the psychedelic compound psilocybin to help them deal with...
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Sask. man granted exemption to use ‘magic mushroom’ therapy for end-of-life anxiety

Sask. man granted exemption to use ‘magic mushroom’ therapy for end-of-life anxiety

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A Saskatchewan resident has been approved by the federal Office of Controlled Substances to use psilocybin — an active ingredient...
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Saskatoon man with terminal cancer giving magic mushrooms a shot

Saskatoon man with terminal cancer giving magic mushrooms a shot

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A Saskatoon man has been given a special exemption to take psilocybin mushrooms to help him deal with the psychological...
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Canada Is Allowing Psilocybin Access For Terminally Ill Patients

Canada Is Allowing Psilocybin Access For Terminally Ill Patients

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Canada just announced that four patients who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer will receive therapy from psilocybin, the psychoactive...
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Canada to allow terminal patients to use magic mushrooms to ease anxiety

Canada to allow terminal patients to use magic mushrooms to ease anxiety

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The Canadian Government has granted four terminal cancer patients permission to use magic mushrooms to ease anxiety, the first time...
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Four Terminally Ill Canadians Gain Legal Right To Use Magic Mushrooms For End-Of-Life Distress

Four Terminally Ill Canadians Gain Legal Right To Use Magic Mushrooms For End-Of-Life Distress

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Four Canadians facing incurable illnesses can now legally consume magic mushrooms to begin healing from the crushing anxiety brought on...
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Four terminally ill Canadians approved to use magic mushrooms as therapy

Four terminally ill Canadians approved to use magic mushrooms as therapy

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Four Canadians with terminal cancer have been approved by the federal government to receive psychedelic therapy to treat end-of-life distress....
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‘Today is a good day’: Psilocybin approved for end-of-life care as momentum builds for psychedelic therapy

‘Today is a good day’: Psilocybin approved for end-of-life care as momentum builds for psychedelic therapy

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In early June, Thomas Hartle, a 52-year-old father of four from Saskatoon, who has been living with terminal cancer since...
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Canada Allows Terminal Patients Use of Magic Mushrooms

Canada Allows Terminal Patients Use of Magic Mushrooms

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The Canadian government announced Tuesday that it would allow terminally ill patients to use psychedelic mushrooms as part of “psilocybin...
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The Canadian government is allowing 4 terminally ill patients to use psychedelic mushrooms to help ease their anxiety

The Canadian government is allowing 4 terminally ill patients to use psychedelic mushrooms to help ease their anxiety

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The Canadian government will allow four patients with incurable cancer to receive psilocybin therapy, which uses the drug found in...
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Special permission granted by Health Canada for end-of-life ‘magic mushroom’ therapy

Special permission granted by Health Canada for end-of-life ‘magic mushroom’ therapy

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Four people facing terminal diagnoses have been granted special permission to undergo ‘psylocibin-assisted therapy’ to help them with the depression...
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Canada Is Allowing Dying People to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

Canada Is Allowing Dying People to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

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The Canadian government is allowing people with terminal cancer to legally consume psychedelic mushrooms as part of their end-of-life care,...
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4 Canadians with terminal cancer win the right to try magic mushrooms

4 Canadians with terminal cancer win the right to try magic mushrooms

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On Tuesday, Laurie Brooks received the news she's waited more than 100 days to hear — she now has the...
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Canada approves psilocybin for compassionate use in four patients

Canada approves psilocybin for compassionate use in four patients

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Four Canadian cancer patients have been granted permission to use psilocybin as a treatment for end-of-life distress, a ground-breaking decision...
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After Permitting Psilocybin for Terminal Patients, Canada Could Open the Door to Psychedelics

After Permitting Psilocybin for Terminal Patients, Canada Could Open the Door to Psychedelics

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On August 4, four Canadians facing the end of their lives due to terminal cancer were granted a legal exemption...
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Health Minister Patty Hajdu grants exemption for end-of-life psilocybin therapy

Health Minister Patty Hajdu grants exemption for end-of-life psilocybin therapy

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The federal government will allow four terminally ill Canadians to consume a psychedelic drug. According to the nonprofit group TheraPsil, it’s...
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Legal exemption for psilocybin therapy granted to 4 dying Canadians

Legal exemption for psilocybin therapy granted to 4 dying Canadians

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Over 100 days after they first contacted the Health Minister of Canada–The Honourable Patty Hadju–four terminal cancer patients have been...
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Four Canadians receive medical exemptions for psilocybin therapy

Four Canadians receive medical exemptions for psilocybin therapy

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On Tuesday, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Health, granted drug exemptions to four Canadians with terminal cancer to pursue psilocybin...
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Canada Will Let Terminally Ill Patients Use Psychedelic Mushrooms For End-Of-Life Care

Canada Will Let Terminally Ill Patients Use Psychedelic Mushrooms For End-Of-Life Care

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Four cancer patients in end-of-life care will be become the first people in decades to legally possess and consume psilocybin...
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Four terminally ill Canadians get special exemption to use psychedelic therapy

Four terminally ill Canadians get special exemption to use psychedelic therapy

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In a landmark decision, four Canadians suffering from terminal illnesses have been approved to receive psilocybin therapy to treat their...
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4 Palliative Canadians approved for end of life psilocybin therapy through section 56(1) ; First legal medical exemptions for psilocybin in Canada since 1970’s 

4 Palliative Canadians approved for end of life psilocybin therapy through section 56(1) ; First legal medical exemptions for psilocybin in Canada since 1970’s 

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, August 4th, 2020 Four Canadians battling incurable cancer have been approved by the Minister of Health, Patty...
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Today marks Day 100: Dying patients still waiting on acknowledgement from Federal Health Minister, Patty Hajdu in response to applications for access “psilocybin-assisted-therapy”

Today marks Day 100: Dying patients still waiting on acknowledgement from Federal Health Minister, Patty Hajdu in response to applications for access “psilocybin-assisted-therapy”

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By Tara Portelli, PCP, CHN, PT TheraPsil Community Educator @Nudemushroom “It took all the strength and energy I had just...
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Establishing connections via psychedelic medicine for palliative care patients

Establishing connections via psychedelic medicine for palliative care patients

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There is mounting evidence that establishing connections via psychedelic medicine like psilocybin mushrooms can help palliative care patients with end-of-life...
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Palliative Patients await August 4 Canadian Government decision on psilocybin access

Palliative Patients await August 4 Canadian Government decision on psilocybin access

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Four terminally ill Canadians expect to hear soon from the government about access to psilocybin. They anticipate receiving word on...
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PRESS RELEASE: Palliative Canadians await August 4th decision on psilocybin mushroom approval – TheraPsil urges Health Minister to ‘do the right thing’

PRESS RELEASE: Palliative Canadians await August 4th decision on psilocybin mushroom approval – TheraPsil urges Health Minister to ‘do the right thing’

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VICTORIA, British Columbia; TheraPsil, a non-profit coalition that advocates for legal, compassionate access to psilocybin therapy for palliative Canadians, has...
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Can Magic Mushrooms be used to treat mental illness?

Can Magic Mushrooms be used to treat mental illness?

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Dr. Bruce Tobin, founder of the advocacy group TheraPsil, speaks with Jamil Jivani about using magic mushrooms to treat mental...
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Letter from Marcus Powlowski to Minister Patty Hajdu

Letter from Marcus Powlowski to Minister Patty Hajdu

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Note from TheraPsil: On July 15th, 2020, Thunder Bay MP, Marcus Powlowski, wrote an email to Minister Patty Hajdu urging...
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4 dying Canadians wait to hear if they’ll be allowed to try magic mushrooms for their anguish

4 dying Canadians wait to hear if they’ll be allowed to try magic mushrooms for their anguish

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It's been about three months since four dying Canadians filed applications with the federal government asking for the right to...
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Anxiety on the Rise as Cancer patients wait

Anxiety on the Rise as Cancer patients wait

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“Anxiety on the Rise as Cancer patients, suffering from debilitating emotional distress, wait over 85 days to be acknowledged by...
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Psychedelic Therapists Petition Government For Permission To Dose Themselves In Order To Better Treat Patients

Psychedelic Therapists Petition Government For Permission To Dose Themselves In Order To Better Treat Patients

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As a group of terminally ill patients in Canada awaits word from the minister of health on whether they can...
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Canadians accept legalizing psilocybin mushrooms for terminally-ill

Canadians accept legalizing psilocybin mushrooms for terminally-ill

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In a new poll conducted for TheraPsil, Pollara Strategic Insights has discovered that 64% of Canadians express top-of-mind acceptance (41%...
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Canadian Doctors are applying for psychedelic drug exemptions to dose themselves

Canadian Doctors are applying for psychedelic drug exemptions to dose themselves

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TheraPsil, a B.C.-based non-profit coalition that has been helping terminally ill Canadians apply for drug exemptions to pursue psilocybin therapy,...
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Canadian Doctors are applying to use psilocybin on themselves

Canadian Doctors are applying to use psilocybin on themselves

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In order to better understand their effects, experts and psychedelic enthusiasts alike believe that physicians who study and intend to...
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New Poll shows most canadians support legalizing psilocybin for terminally ill

New Poll shows most canadians support legalizing psilocybin for terminally ill

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A new poll conducted in June this year shows that most Canadians support the legalization of psilocybin, the active ingredient...
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Canadians More Receptive To Use Of Psilocybin For The Terminally Ill: New Poll

Canadians More Receptive To Use Of Psilocybin For The Terminally Ill: New Poll

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Do you have a friend or relative who is (unfortunately) suffering from some terminal illness? Why not give them some...
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Interview with Spencer Hawswell

Interview with Spencer Hawswell

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We spoke to Spencer Hawkswell, Executive Director of TheraPsil: a non-profit advocacy group seeking to facilitate legal access to psilocybin...
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One Dose Of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Could Be a Ray Of Light For Terminal Cancer Patients

One Dose Of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Could Be a Ray Of Light For Terminal Cancer Patients

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By Tara Portelli, PCP, CHN, PT, TheraPsil Patient Educator  @NudeMushroom  To all those who are suffering from a terminal cancer...
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Facing mortality without fear: Laurie Brooks seeks compassionate access to psilocybin

Facing mortality without fear: Laurie Brooks seeks compassionate access to psilocybin

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Laurie Brooks’s most fervent wishes may seem ordinary to many people. “I want to live every day with no anxiety,...
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Meet Laurie Brooks: A Canadian asking for compassionate access to mushrooms

Meet Laurie Brooks: A Canadian asking for compassionate access to mushrooms

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PLEASE NOTE: TheraPsil is actively assisting any terminally-ill patient who is seeking access to therapeutic Psilocybin. We deeply believe in...
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New Poll shows 59% of Canadians accept psilocybin for end of life care

New Poll shows 59% of Canadians accept psilocybin for end of life care

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New Poll shows 59% of Canadians accept psilocybin for end of life care The poll was conducted with an online...
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New Poll shows large majority of Canadians approve of legal access to Psilocybin for terminally-ill patients

New Poll shows large majority of Canadians approve of legal access to Psilocybin for terminally-ill patients

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new poll indicates that 59% of Canadians approve the use...
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A Saskatoon dad in palliative care is still waiting to find out if he can legally use psilocybin for mental health

A Saskatoon dad in palliative care is still waiting to find out if he can legally use psilocybin for mental health

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For Thomas Hartle, a 52-year-old husband and father of two from Saskatoon who has been living with terminal cancer since...
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Palliative Canadians endure punishing waits while Health Minister delays approval of Psilocybin mushrooms

Palliative Canadians endure punishing waits while Health Minister delays approval of Psilocybin mushrooms

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pressure grows on Health Minister, Patty Hajdu, as palliative Canadians wait...
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B.C. cancer patient fighting for psilocybin access

B.C. cancer patient fighting for psilocybin access

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An Abbotsford cancer patient is fighting for access to psilocybin and as Brad MacLeod reports, some research suggests the active...
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Terminally ill Canadians apply for legal access to ‘magic mushrooms’ drug

Terminally ill Canadians apply for legal access to ‘magic mushrooms’ drug

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For Thomas Hartle, every day is a challenge because of his anxiety. The 52-year-old from Saskatoon has terminal cancer and...
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Conversations: Spencer Hawkswell, Therapsil

Conversations: Spencer Hawkswell, Therapsil

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A conversation with Spencer Hawkswell of Therapsil about his organization's effort to gain psychedelic exemptions for terminally ill patients. Listen...
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Cancer patients waiting on response from Hon. Health Minister Patty Hajdu

Cancer patients waiting on response from Hon. Health Minister Patty Hajdu

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PLEASE NOTE: TheraPsil is actively assisting any terminally-ill patient who is seeking access to therapeutic Psilocybin. We deeply believe in...
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B.C. health coalition TheraPsil may go to court for compassionate access to psilocybin

B.C. health coalition TheraPsil may go to court for compassionate access to psilocybin

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June 4, 2020 It took a Charter challenge for cannabis to be legally accessible in Canada to people with medical...
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TheraPsil launches program to assist patients in accessing legal, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy

TheraPsil launches program to assist patients in accessing legal, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, TheraPsil announces the launch of a program to help terminally-ill...
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Who is Dr. Bruce Tobin, the founder of TheraPsil?

Who is Dr. Bruce Tobin, the founder of TheraPsil?

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Dr. Bruce Tobin, a clinical psychologist, based in Victoria, BC, has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for 35...
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Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics

Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics

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BC psychotherapist Dr. Bruce Tobin is striving to make psilocybin available to end-of-life cancer patients in a clinical setting. images...
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Psilocybin Sessions: Psychedelics could help people with addiction and anxiety

Psilocybin Sessions: Psychedelics could help people with addiction and anxiety

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Images via CBS News Article by Anderson Cooper OCTOBER 13, 2019 / 7:35 PM / CBS NEWS For most of us,...
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