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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>New poll finds majority of Canadians support legal access to psilocybin therapy

The Growth OP
New poll finds majority of Canadians support legal access to psilocybin therapy

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A public opinion survey has found that the majority of Canadians polled are in favour of legalizing psilocybin therapy, and...
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Legal Letter to Minister Hajdu: “The status quo cannot continue”

Legal Letter to Minister Hajdu: “The status quo cannot continue”

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June 24, 2021 BY EMAIL The Honourable Minister, Patty Hajdu Minister of Health Government of Canada Email address: Patty.Hajdu@parl.gc.ca Email...
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<strong>The Tyee</strong></br>The Fight for Medical Use of Magic Mushrooms Is Moving to the Courts

The Tyee
The Fight for Medical Use of Magic Mushrooms Is Moving to the Courts

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The fight for the right to use and possess magic mushrooms for medical purposes could be headed to Federal Court...
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<strong>Modern Psychedelics</strong></br>The Future of Access to Psychedelic Therapy & Psilocybin for End of Life Distress with Theraspil’s CEO

Modern Psychedelics
The Future of Access to Psychedelic Therapy & Psilocybin for End of Life Distress with Theraspil’s CEO

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“Science is nothing without philosophy. There has to be a deep philosophy in the work we are doing, we can’t...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>This two-time cancer survivor has been waiting more than four months to receive a government exemption for psilocybin therapy

The Growth OP
This two-time cancer survivor has been waiting more than four months to receive a government exemption for psilocybin therapy

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Trevor Smith* has tried almost everything to alleviate his anxiety and treatment-resistant depression. The 60-year-old Montreal resident has taken traditional...
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<strong>Truffle Report</strong></br>Psilocybin Therapy Training: Lessons From The First Wave

Truffle Report
Psilocybin Therapy Training: Lessons From The First Wave

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We often find a safe place in therapy, and pour our hearts out while our therapists try their best to...
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<strong>Leader Post</strong></br>Canadian healthcare workers are taking magic mushrooms for training purposes. Here’s why

Leader Post
Canadian healthcare workers are taking magic mushrooms for training purposes. Here’s why

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In its most rigid form, the “medical model,” a form of understanding health, views the body as a machine to...
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<strong>Global News</strong></br>‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

Global News
‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

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Laurie Brooks describes her experience taking psychedelic mushrooms as a journey — one that helped her find answers to some...
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<strong>Forbes</strong></br>TheraPsil: The Non-Profit Advocating For Doctors And Therapists To Legally Trip On Magic Mushrooms

Forbes
TheraPsil: The Non-Profit Advocating For Doctors And Therapists To Legally Trip On Magic Mushrooms

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TheraPsil understands that if psychedelic therapy is to be the saving grace so many believe it will be, one area...
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<strong>Issuu</strong></br>Is a self-regulatory framework to license and administer psychedelics a future possibility?

Issuu
Is a self-regulatory framework to license and administer psychedelics a future possibility?

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Canada’s reputation as a progressive nation was punctuated in 2018 with the federal government’s decision to legalize the recreational use...
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<strong>Stories For Caregivers</strong></br>How We Die: The Good Trip

Stories For Caregivers
How We Die: The Good Trip

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Almost everyone who is dying expresses fear and anxiety about death. One year after our initial visit with artist and...
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<strong>The Tyee</strong></br>Why Is Ottawa Stalling Proven Magic Mushroom Therapy for the Dying?

The Tyee
Why Is Ottawa Stalling Proven Magic Mushroom Therapy for the Dying?

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For many, COVID-19 has made one day blur into the next and each month merge with another in a sameness...
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<strong>Vancouver Sun</strong></br>A clinical counsellor describes his legal trip on magic mushrooms

Vancouver Sun
A clinical counsellor describes his legal trip on magic mushrooms

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When registered clinical counsellor Dave Phillips’ legal trip on magic mushrooms ended, and he heard the soothing sounds of Louis...
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BC-Based Doctors, Therapists and a Registered Nurse are First to Legally Consume Psilocybin Mushrooms for Professional Training in over 50 years, in Canada; TheraPsil Thanks Minister Hajdu for Compassionate Leadership & Calls for Her Continued Support

BC-Based Doctors, Therapists and a Registered Nurse are First to Legally Consume Psilocybin Mushrooms for Professional Training in over 50 years, in Canada; TheraPsil Thanks Minister Hajdu for Compassionate Leadership & Calls for Her Continued Support

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5 Healthcare Professionals located in British Columbia were recently the first individuals to undergo legal, experiential psilocybin-assisted therapy for training...
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<strong>BENZINGA</strong></br>Canada Is Seeking To Expand Access To Psilocybin, But Legalization Appears To Be Farther Down The Line

BENZINGA
Canada Is Seeking To Expand Access To Psilocybin, But Legalization Appears To Be Farther Down The Line

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Canada, long regarded a pioneer in drug policy reform, is now trying to move the needle on patient access to...
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An Open Letter to Health Minister Patty Hajdu from TheraPsil’s Clinical Intake Director

An Open Letter to Health Minister Patty Hajdu from TheraPsil’s Clinical Intake Director

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  Dear Honourable Minister Patty Hajdu, My name is Natasha, I am a Registered Nurse and the Clinical Intake Director...
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<strong>Micro-dosing with Zeifmans</strong></br>Regulatory Issues: What’s Important

Micro-dosing with Zeifmans
Regulatory Issues: What’s Important

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Join our host, Larry Zeifman and this week's guests, David Wood, PhD, Partner at BLG and Spencer Hawkswell, CEO at Therapsil - together...
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<strong>Mcgill International Review</strong></br>“Magic Mushrooms”: New Hopes in Mental Health Treatment

Mcgill International Review
“Magic Mushrooms”: New Hopes in Mental Health Treatment

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In 2018, Canada made headlines when it became the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use....
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<strong>Reader’s Digest</strong></br>Magic Mushrooms May Help People with Terminal Cancer

Reader’s Digest
Magic Mushrooms May Help People with Terminal Cancer

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In February of 2018, Laurie Brooks, a 51-year-old nurse in Abbotsford, B.C., learned she had colon cancer. Next came radiation,...
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<strong>La Provence</strong></br>In the midst of a renaissance, psychedelics to treat depression

La Provence
In the midst of a renaissance, psychedelics to treat depression

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Toronto (Canada) - To manage her anxieties, Andrea Bird, a cancer patient in terminal sentence, uses psychedelics, legally. This is...
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<strong>Microdose</strong></br>Therapsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell Welcomes You to Psychedelic Capital

Microdose
Therapsil CEO Spencer Hawkswell Welcomes You to Psychedelic Capital

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Spencer is based in Victoria, BC and is the CEO of TheraPsil. Spencer was first introduced to altered states of...
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<strong>Times Colonist</strong></br>Victoria non-profit launches training program for therapists to experience psilocybin trip

Times Colonist
Victoria non-profit launches training program for therapists to experience psilocybin trip

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Dave Phillips has been spending his Monday evenings in a virtual classroom, preparing 20 B.C. psychotherapists and nurses for a...
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<strong>MAPS Canada</strong></br>Psychedelics in Canada: 2020 Review

MAPS Canada
Psychedelics in Canada: 2020 Review

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The monumental year of 2020 was a lot . With all the changes that happened around the world, it is...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>Canadian healthcare professionals begin historic psilocybin therapy training program

The Growth OP
Canadian healthcare professionals begin historic psilocybin therapy training program

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Fifteen healthcare professionals are taking part in a historic psilocybin therapy training program, after receiving Section 56 exemptions to the...
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TheraPsil Launches Beta Version of Psilocybin Therapy Training Program

TheraPsil Launches Beta Version of Psilocybin Therapy Training Program

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Update: A previous version of this press release indicated the beta-program was approved by Health Canada. Health Canada has asked...
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<strong>The Dales Report</strong></br>Insufficient Qualified Healthcare Professionals Prompts Demand for Psychedelic Training Programs

The Dales Report
Insufficient Qualified Healthcare Professionals Prompts Demand for Psychedelic Training Programs

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Patients seeking psilocybin-therapy for end-of-life distress will soon be in good hands. In response to the explosion of interest from...
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<strong>TVO</strong></br>Can Psychedelics Transform Mental-Health Care?

TVO
Can Psychedelics Transform Mental-Health Care?

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When SSRI medications were introduced in the 1980s, there were hopes they could forever change mental-health treatment. Since then, many...
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<strong>Virgin Radio Podcast</strong></br>Ep 150: Spencer Hawkswell – CEO of TheraPsil

Virgin Radio Podcast
Ep 150: Spencer Hawkswell – CEO of TheraPsil

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It has been a tumultuous year for the world at large, with COVID-19 necessitating sweeping changes to ways of life...
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<strong>NOSM</strong></br>Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Psilocybin for End-of-Life Distress

NOSM
Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Psilocybin for End-of-Life Distress

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On February 16th 2021, Dr, Ryan Pachett-Marble, a rural generalist in Marathon Ontario, and a Clinical Advisor at TheraPsil, presented...
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Thank You Plant Medicine Day – TheraPsil Blog

Thank You Plant Medicine Day – TheraPsil Blog

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Part of TheraPsil’s 4-pillar mission is public education and we feel very strongly that sharing stories and amplifying patient voices...
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