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TheraPsil’s First Collaborative Research Study

TheraPsil’s First Collaborative Research Study

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Canadian Non-profit, TheraPsil, in collaboration with researchers from McGill University and the Center for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London,...
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<strong>Independent</strong></br>The people turning to psychedelics on their deathbeds

Independent
The people turning to psychedelics on their deathbeds

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Research from Johns Hopkins and NYU suggests that psychedelic drugs can significantly reduce pain and distress for those with terminal...
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<strong>McGill Daily</strong></br>The Potential of Psychedelic Therapies

McGill Daily
The Potential of Psychedelic Therapies

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I have had anxiety for so long, I had sort of forgotten what it feels like to not have it....
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<strong>Maisonneuve</strong></br>Mushroom Medicine

Maisonneuve
Mushroom Medicine

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Three years ago, Andrea Bird sat in a recliner in her living room near Mount Forest, Ontario and prepared to...
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TheraPsil’s Open Letter to Canada’s Health Ministers

TheraPsil’s Open Letter to Canada’s Health Ministers

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Background: On November 1st, 2021, TheraPsil sent Canada’s New Health Ministers, The Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, and Minister...
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<strong>CTV W5</strong></br>Harnessing the power of psychedelic drug therapy

CTV W5
Harnessing the power of psychedelic drug therapy

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A W5 investigation into an unconventional treatment for severe depression and PTSD that involves the drug ketamine. Learn More
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TheraPsil drafts and advocates for medical psilocybin regulations by end of 2021

TheraPsil drafts and advocates for medical psilocybin regulations by end of 2021

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Since August 4th 2020, 39 patients and 19 healthcare professionals supported by TheraPsil, a Canadian non-profit patient rights advocacy group,...
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<strong>Toronto Life</strong></br>A recent history of therapeutic psychedelics

Toronto Life
A recent history of therapeutic psychedelics

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Recreational use of magic mushrooms, or any products containing psilocybin extracts, is illegal in Canada, but you wouldn’t know it...
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<strong>Toronto Life</strong></br>Microdosing helped me come to terms with my own death

Toronto Life
Microdosing helped me come to terms with my own death

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My husband, Daniel, and I ran an art school for years at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon. In...
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<strong>Daily Mushroom</strong></br>The Truth About Psilocybin and the Brain

Daily Mushroom
The Truth About Psilocybin and the Brain

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Julia Joyes is a neuroscientist and research director at TheraPsil, a leading non profit organization making a difference to mental...
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<strong>Daily Mushroom</strong></br>Psychedelic medicines could hold a promise never seen before in mental healthcare

Daily Mushroom
Psychedelic medicines could hold a promise never seen before in mental healthcare

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In this episode of the Daily Mushroom Podcast, we have Dave Philips, a registered clinical counselor who has integrated psychedelic...
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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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Today, September 30th, 2021, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  As Emilee Gilpin, Managing Editor of Indiginews,...
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<strong>Daily Mushroom</strong></br>How Psilocybin Is Revolutionizing The Way We Die

Daily Mushroom
How Psilocybin Is Revolutionizing The Way We Die

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Natasha Fearnley is a registered nurse and the clinical intake director for the non profit organization TheraPsil. In this episode...
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<strong>The News Forum</strong></br>Canadian Justice | The Push to End Prohibition on Magic Mushrooms

The News Forum
Canadian Justice | The Push to End Prohibition on Magic Mushrooms

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Christine welcomes advocate and CEO of TheraPsil and patient, Thomas Hartle, for a fascinating look at the medicinal benefits of...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>Sara McDonald: I was diagnosed with ALS over 18 months ago and the disease has relentlessly progressed

Vancouver Sun
Sara McDonald: I was diagnosed with ALS over 18 months ago and the disease has relentlessly progressed

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I’m planning a trip — not to Paris or Rome — not that kind of trip. This will be a...
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An open letter to The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Government of Canada, Re: An ethical solution to the emergency of cluster headache patients

An open letter to The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Government of Canada, Re: An ethical solution to the emergency of cluster headache patients

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31 August 2021 The Honourable Minister, Patty Hajdu Minister of Health Government of Canada Dear Honourable Minister, I'm the Executive...
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<strong>Scout Magazine</strong></br>TheraPsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell On Getting Psilocybin Legal In Canada And Giving Back To Those In Need

Scout Magazine
TheraPsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell On Getting Psilocybin Legal In Canada And Giving Back To Those In Need

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Marijuana was legalized in Canada just a few years back and we are certain there are not many who are...
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NDP MP Alistair MacGregor’s Supports Legal, Regulated Access to Medical Psilocybin

NDP MP Alistair MacGregor’s Supports Legal, Regulated Access to Medical Psilocybin

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Alistair MacGregor is the Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In support of TheraPsil and his...
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<strong>Microdose</strong></br>Canadian Non-Profit TheraPsil Challenges Health Canada to End Magic Mushroom Prohibition

Microdose
Canadian Non-Profit TheraPsil Challenges Health Canada to End Magic Mushroom Prohibition

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The now well-known Canadian non-profit organization, TheraPsil, is challenging Health Canada to end a 50-year prohibition on the psychedelic drug,...
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<strong>Cannabis Life Network</strong></br>End of psilocybin prohibition? Health Canada receives proposed regulations

Cannabis Life Network
End of psilocybin prohibition? Health Canada receives proposed regulations

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A BC company is pushing to regulate magic mushrooms and recently submitted a proposal to Health Canada. TheraPsil is a...
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<strong>Truffle Report</strong></br>Canadian Advocates, Patients File Draft Proposal for Expanded Psilocybin Access

Truffle Report
Canadian Advocates, Patients File Draft Proposal for Expanded Psilocybin Access

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At the age of 25, Nathan was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While he fought cancer, Nathan’s early life experiences...
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<strong>Mugglehead</strong></br>Advocacy group drafts medical psilocybin framework for regulated access

Mugglehead
Advocacy group drafts medical psilocybin framework for regulated access

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Advocates have drafted a framework for regulated access to psilocybin for medical and therapeutic uses one year to the day...
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APMPR First Draft – Proposed ‘Access to Psilocybin for Medical Purposes Regulations’

APMPR First Draft – Proposed ‘Access to Psilocybin for Medical Purposes Regulations’

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TheraPsil invites public consultation and dialogue regarding the first draft of proposed regulations to put forward further recommendations to Health...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>B.C. non-profit challenges Health Canada to end 50-year prohibition on ‘magic mushrooms’

CBC
B.C. non-profit challenges Health Canada to end 50-year prohibition on ‘magic mushrooms’

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A B.C.-based non-profit organization is challenging Health Canada to end a nearly 50-year prohibition against possessing so-called magic mushrooms and...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>‘Magic mushrooms’ and therapy in Canada

CBC
‘Magic mushrooms’ and therapy in Canada

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One year ago, the Canadian government made an exception to the country's drug laws, allowing for the first time four...
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<strong>Mugglehead</strong></br>Advocates threaten legal action against Health Canada for delaying patient access to psilocybin

Mugglehead
Advocates threaten legal action against Health Canada for delaying patient access to psilocybin

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More than ever, Canadians want to use psychedelics as medicine to relieve severe mental distress, but after a promising stretch...
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<strong>Psychedelic Spotlight</strong></br>TheraPsil’s Fight to Secure Therapeutic Psilocybin Access for All Canadians

Psychedelic Spotlight
TheraPsil’s Fight to Secure Therapeutic Psilocybin Access for All Canadians

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A non-profit advocacy group founded to secure access to therapeutic psilocybin for Canadian patients experiencing end-of-life distress is now fighting...
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<strong>Psychedelic Spotlight</strong></br>Interview With Spencer Hawkswell

Psychedelic Spotlight
Interview With Spencer Hawkswell

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In the latest episode of the Psychedelic Spotlight podcast, we speak with Spencer Hawkswell who is the CEO of TheraPsil,...
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<strong>Truffle Report</strong></br>TheraPsil Launches New Campaign for Psilocybin Access

Truffle Report
TheraPsil Launches New Campaign for Psilocybin Access

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British Columbia-based patient advocacy group TheraPsil kicked off their latest campaign on Monday, asking Health Canada to establish regulations for...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>Health Canada dragging feet on approving magic mushrooms for therapeutic use, patients and advocates say

CBC
Health Canada dragging feet on approving magic mushrooms for therapeutic use, patients and advocates say

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Nathan Kruljac was a young man of 25 when he experienced some shortness of breath while out for a drive...
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