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<strong>CBC</strong></br>Magic mushroom dispensaries operating openly in Vancouver

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Magic mushroom dispensaries operating openly in Vancouver

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In the City of Vancouver, buying magic mushrooms, in at least one case, can be as easy as ordering your...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>Terminal cancer patient denied magic mushrooms after Health Canada rule change

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Terminal cancer patient denied magic mushrooms after Health Canada rule change

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Janis Hughes is not ready to die. The very thought of it brings on an overwhelming feeling of panic. The...
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<strong>Toronto Star</strong></br>Professionals request psilocybin for training

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Professionals request psilocybin for training

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About 80 health-care professionals from across the country are challenging Health Canada’s decision to reject their applications to use restricted...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>‘We need emergency access’: 82 Canadian professionals request psilocybin for therapy training

Vancouver Sun
‘We need emergency access’: 82 Canadian professionals request psilocybin for therapy training

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About 80 health-care professionals from across the country are challenging Health Canada’s decision to reject their applications to use restricted...
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<strong>Daily Mushroom</strong></br>How to get legal access to psychedelic therapy

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How to get legal access to psychedelic therapy

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In this episode of the Daily Mushroom Podcast, we have the wonderful Holly Bennett, Communications Director at TheraPsil. Holly dives...
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<strong>Brass & Unity Podcast</strong></br>Spencer Hawkswell & Arron Victory

Brass & Unity Podcast
Spencer Hawkswell & Arron Victory

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Spencer Hawkswell, CEO of Therapsil believes that responsible drug policy requires effective organization and leadership and is dedicated to bringing...
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<strong>The Microdose</strong></br>This Week in Psychedelics: One shroom to rule them all, Canadian practitioners to be denied psilocybin access, and chronic pain relief

The Microdose
This Week in Psychedelics: One shroom to rule them all, Canadian practitioners to be denied psilocybin access, and chronic pain relief

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One shroom to rule them all. When Oregon voters passed Measure 109 in November 2020, the Oregon Health Authority was...
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<strong>Mugglehead</strong></br>Canadian health professionals are limited to clinical trials to access psilocybin. Experts say that’s unethical

Mugglehead
Canadian health professionals are limited to clinical trials to access psilocybin. Experts say that’s unethical

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The best way for medical professionals to access psilocybin for training purposes is to sign up for a clinical trial,...
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<strong>The Dales Report</strong></br>Therapsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell Speaks To Health Canada’s Intent To Deny Section 56 Exemptions To Healthcare Practitioners

The Dales Report
Therapsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell Speaks To Health Canada’s Intent To Deny Section 56 Exemptions To Healthcare Practitioners

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Last week, Health Canada notified non-profit organization Therapsil that it intended to deny Section 56 exemptions for 130 healthcare practitioners...
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<strong>Microdose</strong></br>Breaking News: Health Canada Denies Psilocybin Access

Microdose
Breaking News: Health Canada Denies Psilocybin Access

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How we will get to the point where psychedelic medicine therapies are available to all those who need? It will...
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<strong>Truffle Report</strong></br>Health Canada Denying Psilocybin Access to Healthcare Professionals

Truffle Report
Health Canada Denying Psilocybin Access to Healthcare Professionals

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According to Canadian advocates, over 130 healthcare professionals are about to be denied compassionate access to psilocybin mushrooms for training...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>Health Canada denies health care practitioners access to psilocybin for training purposes

Vancouver Sun
Health Canada denies health care practitioners access to psilocybin for training purposes

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About a month after Health Canada amended the Special Access Program (SAP), allowing physicians to request patient access to restricted...
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<strong>Mugglehead</strong></br>Canadian advocates denounce ‘flawed’ system for legal psilocybin access

Mugglehead
Canadian advocates denounce ‘flawed’ system for legal psilocybin access

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Denying access to psilocybin for palliative care patients seems arbitrary and cruel, advocates say. Spencer Hawkswell, CEO of Victoria-based non-profit...
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Letters of Support from Experts re: Access to Psilocybin for Training Purposes

Letters of Support from Experts re: Access to Psilocybin for Training Purposes

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Below you will find letters of support from healthcare professionals, researchers and experts advocating for healthcare professionals to have legal...
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<strong>Lucid News</strong></br>Health Canada Takes Small Step Towards Accessible Psychedelic Medicine

Lucid News
Health Canada Takes Small Step Towards Accessible Psychedelic Medicine

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Canada may be the first G7 country to fully legalize cannabis for recreational use, but when it comes to psychedelics,...
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<strong>BBC</strong></br>Fungi: The New Frontier – Us and them

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Fungi: The New Frontier – Us and them

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It all started with rumours of an 800-meter underground organism hidden under the streets of Cambridge and a plate of...
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<strong>Drug Science</strong></br>Right to Try Psychedelic Therapy with Spencer Hawkswell

Drug Science
Right to Try Psychedelic Therapy with Spencer Hawkswell

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This week’s episode features Spencer Hawkswell the CEO of TheraPsil – a non-profit coalition dedicated to helping Canadians in medical...
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<strong>CHEK News</strong></br>Psychedelics approved for medical use in Canada a ‘step in the right direction’ but not far enough, say experts

CHEK News
Psychedelics approved for medical use in Canada a ‘step in the right direction’ but not far enough, say experts

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Bruno Guevrémont served 15 years in the Canadian armed forces, with two traumatic tours of Afghanistan under his belt. “I...
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<strong>MYPGNOW</strong></br>Advocates say psychedelics approval doesn’t go far enough

MYPGNOW
Advocates say psychedelics approval doesn’t go far enough

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Health Canada approved psychedelics like MDMA (ecstasy) and psilocybin (mushrooms) for medical use in Canada, but some advocates said that...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>B.C. doctors now able to access MDMA, magic mushrooms for the seriously ill

Vancouver Sun
B.C. doctors now able to access MDMA, magic mushrooms for the seriously ill

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Seriously ill patients who have exhausted conventional treatments for their mental health now have a new, legal option — psychedelics....
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<strong>TheGrowthOp</strong></br>What Canada’s special access program means for patients and doctors

TheGrowthOp
What Canada’s special access program means for patients and doctors

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The Special Access Program that launched last week, allowing Canadians to potentially access restricted drugs on a case-by-case basis ,...
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<strong>Mugglehead</strong></br>What amendments to Canada’s restricted drug program mean for patients and practitioners

Mugglehead
What amendments to Canada’s restricted drug program mean for patients and practitioners

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While recent changes to Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP) — which allows healthcare professionals to request unregulated drugs for patients...
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<strong>Global News</strong></br>Psychedelics approved for medical use in Canada

Global News
Psychedelics approved for medical use in Canada

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Health care advocates are calling it a major breakthrough in treating serious or life-threatening conditions. As Aaron McArthur reports, Health...
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<strong>Cannabis Wiki</strong></br>Grow Up – Niagara – 2021 – Spencer Hawkswell and Thomas Hartle

Cannabis Wiki
Grow Up – Niagara – 2021 – Spencer Hawkswell and Thomas Hartle

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TheraPsil is a non-profit coalition dedicated to helping Canadians in medical need access legal, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat end-of-life distress....
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<strong>CBC News</strong></br>Psychedelic Therapy Panel Discussion

CBC News
Psychedelic Therapy Panel Discussion

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On January 1st, 2022, CBC News hosted a panel discussion about the medical benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy in Canada. The...
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<strong>Filter</strong></br>Canada Allows Three Mental Health Patients to Access Psilocybin Therapy

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Canada Allows Three Mental Health Patients to Access Psilocybin Therapy

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Canada’s top health agency has agreed to allow an additional three people to use psilocybin mushrooms, a naturally-occurring psychedelic, as...
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<strong>The Dales Report</strong></br>After 283 Days, Health Minister (Finally) Grants Psilocybin Exemptions To Three Canadians With Mental Health Conditions

The Dales Report
After 283 Days, Health Minister (Finally) Grants Psilocybin Exemptions To Three Canadians With Mental Health Conditions

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After waiting more than nine months, three Canadians were finally granted exemptions to legally undergo psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy by the federal...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>More patients granted psilocybin exemption by federal government

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More patients granted psilocybin exemption by federal government

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Another three patients who have petitioned the federal government to use psilocybin therapy as a treatment for their mental health...
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<strong>Canndora Connect</strong></br>Women in Psychedelics

Canndora Connect
Women in Psychedelics

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Women in Psychedelics on December 8th, 2021 offered attendees a unique experience, providing collaboration, networking, inspiration, and advice for women's...
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<strong>National Post</strong></br>Three Canadians with mental health conditions receive legal access to psilocybin mushrooms

National Post
Three Canadians with mental health conditions receive legal access to psilocybin mushrooms

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Three Canadians struggling with mental health conditions have received exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act from the federal...
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