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Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. Joins Project Solace to Accelerate Psilocybin Access

Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. Joins Project Solace to Accelerate Psilocybin Access

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VANCOUVER, BC, May 9th, 2023,  Lucy Scientific, a clinical-stage natural and synthetic psychedelic drug development company, has officially announced its...
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Terminal Patient Refused Psilocybin Access After 478-Day Wait: CEO Spencer Hawkswell’s Response to Health Ministers

Terminal Patient Refused Psilocybin Access After 478-Day Wait: CEO Spencer Hawkswell’s Response to Health Ministers

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Dear Ministers Jean Yves Duclos and Minister Carolyn Bennett, I am writing on behalf of TheraPsil, a non-profit organization that...
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Alleged Interference Suggests Health Minister’s Policies Favour Big Pharma Over Patients

Alleged Interference Suggests Health Minister’s Policies Favour Big Pharma Over Patients

Press Release Psilocybin News
Vancouver, BC - TheraPsil, a non-profit and training organization dedicated to legalizing access to psilocybin therapy for patients in medical...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>B.C., the Wild West of psilocybin, has magic mushroom options for everyone

Vancouver Sun
B.C., the Wild West of psilocybin, has magic mushroom options for everyone

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Janis Hughes was sunk in front of her large-screen television, watching Netflix, trying to zone out and forget about her...
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<strong>Toronto Star</strong></br>Film explores B.C. woman’s experience with magic mushrooms to ease cancer anxiety

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Film explores B.C. woman’s experience with magic mushrooms to ease cancer anxiety

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Laurie Brooks never thought she’d one day use magic mushrooms and advocate for the ability of others to do the...
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<strong>TVO</strong></br>Should Canada Legalize Medical Mushrooms?

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Should Canada Legalize Medical Mushrooms?

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Colorado recently voted to legalize psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms. And as more clinical trials show promising results...
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<strong>Double Blind</strong></br>New Bill Would Force DEA to Let Patients Use Psychedelics (and Cannabis)

Double Blind
New Bill Would Force DEA to Let Patients Use Psychedelics (and Cannabis)

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A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers filed a bill this week to clarify that federal “Right to Try” (RTT) laws...
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TheraPsil Announces First Bilingual Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy Training in Montréal, QC

TheraPsil Announces First Bilingual Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy Training in Montréal, QC

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(Montreal, QC - April 13th, 2023) - TheraPsil, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting legal access to psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in...
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<strong>The Star</strong></br>Health-care professionals fight decision to reject access to psilocybin for training

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Health-care professionals fight decision to reject access to psilocybin for training

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Canada violated the rights of hundreds of patients awaiting access to psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy when it rejected applications from health-care professionals...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>Australia’s psychedelic progress begs the question: Is Canada falling behind?

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Australia’s psychedelic progress begs the question: Is Canada falling behind?

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From a global perspective, Canada has always been on the leading edge of health care policy. With the introduction of...
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<strong>High Times</strong></br>Petition Launched To Legalize Shroom-Assisted Therapy in Canada

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Petition Launched To Legalize Shroom-Assisted Therapy in Canada

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Advocates for the medical use of psilocybin mushrooms in Canada launched a petition to call upon the federal government to...
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<strong>CTV</strong></br>Health Canada denies terminally-ill Saskatoon man’s ‘magic mushroom’ treatment

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Health Canada denies terminally-ill Saskatoon man’s ‘magic mushroom’ treatment

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Thomas Hartle’s quality of life drastically changed when he started taking psilocybin, known as magic mushrooms. Hartle lives with terminal...
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<strong>UNDARK</strong></br>For Canadian Patients, Therapeutic Psychedelics Beset by Red Tape

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For Canadian Patients, Therapeutic Psychedelics Beset by Red Tape

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IN JANUARY OF 2022, Janis Hughes was told she had two years to live. After two prior bouts of cancer,...
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TheraPsil Applauds Healthcare Funding for B.C. from Federal Government

TheraPsil Applauds Healthcare Funding for B.C. from Federal Government

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TheraPsil Applauds Healthcare Funding to B.C. From Federal Government   VANCOUVER, BC (March 6th, 2023) - TheraPsil, a Vancouver-based non-profit...
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<strong>CBC News – </strong></br>Health Canada denies terminally ill Sask. man permission to continue magic mushroom therapy

CBC News –
Health Canada denies terminally ill Sask. man permission to continue magic mushroom therapy

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Thomas Hartle,  the first person in Canada to complete a legal therapy session involving psilocybin — the active ingredient in magic...
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An Open Letter to Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Mental Health & Addictions, from Thomas Hartle

An Open Letter to Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Mental Health & Addictions, from Thomas Hartle

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An Open Letter to Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Mental Health & Addictions, from Thomas Hartle   Dear Minister Carolyn Bennett,...
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<strong>Hill Times – </strong></br>Mushrooms before MAID: Green Party Leader calls for access to psilocybin therapy

Hill Times –
Mushrooms before MAID: Green Party Leader calls for access to psilocybin therapy

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TheraPsil has welcomed the call by Green Party leader Elizabeth May to prioritize research into psilocybin therapy. This is massive...
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Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying Recommends Review of Psilocybin for Palliative Care & Research

Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying Recommends Review of Psilocybin for Palliative Care & Research

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Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying Recommends Review of Psilocybin for Palliative Care & Research A Canadian parliamentary...
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TheraPsil Receives $10,000 Matching Donations from Red Light Holland to Support Medical Psilocybin Campaign

TheraPsil Receives $10,000 Matching Donations from Red Light Holland to Support Medical Psilocybin Campaign

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TheraPsil Receives $10,000 Matching Donations from Red Light Holland to Support Legal Campaign    Dear friends, This week the Canadian...
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<strong>CTV</strong></br>Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops?

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Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops?

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There’s no hiding what’s being sold inside Shroomyz Dispensary in downtown Toronto. A giant rainbow mushroom covers the windows, with...
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<strong>PsychedelicSpotlight</strong></br>A Whole New Mushroom Convoy Pulls up to Parliament!

PsychedelicSpotlight
A Whole New Mushroom Convoy Pulls up to Parliament!

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Canadian non-profit organization TheraPsil is leading a delegation of patients, advocates & experts to return to Ottawa this February from...
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<strong>Macleans</strong></br>Why psilocybin could be used in mental health treatment

Macleans
Why psilocybin could be used in mental health treatment

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If you hadn’t noticed psilocybin’s move toward the mainstream, a company like Numinus will come as a surprise. Led by...
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Poll shows 80% of Canadians believe psilocybin mushrooms should be legal for medical purposes

Poll shows 80% of Canadians believe psilocybin mushrooms should be legal for medical purposes

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Poll shows 80% of Canadians believe psilocybin mushrooms should be legal for medical purposes   Victoria, BC (January 24rd, 2023)...
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An Open Letter to Canada’s Health Ministers from Patients Requesting End to Legal Initiative for Medical Psilocybin Access

An Open Letter to Canada’s Health Ministers from Patients Requesting End to Legal Initiative for Medical Psilocybin Access

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To: The Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos and The Honourable Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Dr. Carolyn Bennett House...
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<strong>The Growth Op</strong></br>Health Canada ‘acting in bad faith’ when it comes to psilocybin exemptions, argues advocacy group

The Growth Op
Health Canada ‘acting in bad faith’ when it comes to psilocybin exemptions, argues advocacy group

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Overwhelmed by applications from thousands of Canadians seeking access to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for conditions like end-of-life distress and depression, and...
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Legal Disclosures – 2020 Internal Health Canada Emails

Legal Disclosures – 2020 Internal Health Canada Emails

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On January 16th, 2023, Sam Riches published an exclusive story for The GrowthOp detailing how legal disclosures have shown that...
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<strong>The Star</strong></br>As under-the-table market grows, patients urge Ottawa to regulate magic mushrooms

The Star
As under-the-table market grows, patients urge Ottawa to regulate magic mushrooms

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Thomas Hartle became one of the first Canadians to receive a federal exemption to treat symptoms of his stage-four colon...
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<strong>Calgary Herald</strong></br>Psychedelic therapy stifled by new Alberta regulations, clinic operators say

Calgary Herald
Psychedelic therapy stifled by new Alberta regulations, clinic operators say

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Regulations the province insists are meant to put Alberta at the forefront of psychedelic therapy are actually restricting access to...
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Patients and Medical Professionals to Return to Ottawa In February to Defend Right to Medical Psilocybin

Patients and Medical Professionals to Return to Ottawa In February to Defend Right to Medical Psilocybin

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Patients and Medical Professionals to Return to Ottawa in February to Defend their Right to Medical Psilocybin  Seeking compassionate access...
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<strong>CTV</strong></br>Magic mushroom therapy out of reach for terminally-ill Saskatoon man due to regulations

CTV
Magic mushroom therapy out of reach for terminally-ill Saskatoon man due to regulations

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Thomas Hartle has end-of-life anxiety stemming from a terminal cancer diagnosis, and in 2020, the 54-year-old became the first person...
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