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New Poll Reveals 56% of Canadians Approve of Legalizing Psilocybin for Treatment Resistant Depression

New Poll Reveals 56% of Canadians Approve of Legalizing Psilocybin for Treatment Resistant Depression

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Executive Summary In a recent poll, commissioned by TheraPsil, from Pollara Strategic Insights, 56% of Canadians showed top-of-mind approval for...
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<strong>UNILAD</strong></br>Canada Is Allowing People With Depression To Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

UNILAD
Canada Is Allowing People With Depression To Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

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Psilocybin is the active ingredient in mushrooms and is illegal to possess, sell and produce in Canada. However, the government...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>First non-palliative Canadian has been approved for psilocybin therapy

The Growth OP
First non-palliative Canadian has been approved for psilocybin therapy

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B.C.’s Mona Streleaff is believed to be the first non-palliative Canadian to receive an exemption from the Controlled Drug and...
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<strong>Psilocybin Alpha</strong></br>First Non-Palliative Canadian Granted Access To Psilocybin Therapy

Psilocybin Alpha
First Non-Palliative Canadian Granted Access To Psilocybin Therapy

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TheraPsil, the non-profit that advocates for access to psilocybin therapy, supported the applicant as an aside to its primary focus...
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<strong>VICE</strong></br>Canada Is Allowing People With Depression to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

VICE
Canada Is Allowing People With Depression to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

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The Canadian government is allowing patients who are not terminally ill to legally consume psychedelic mushrooms, on the heels of...
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Important Update from TheraPsil

Important Update from TheraPsil

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Dear Friends of TheraPsil, the Government of Canada and the Canadian Public,   At TheraPsil, our primary mission is to help...
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<strong>TDR</strong></br>Amid Psychedelic Rush, Canadian Doctors Have Waited 150 Days For Exemptions To Use Psilocybin

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Amid Psychedelic Rush, Canadian Doctors Have Waited 150 Days For Exemptions To Use Psilocybin

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Canadian healthcare professionals who applied for Section 56 exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) this past summer...
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Charles S. Grob, M.D, endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

Charles S. Grob, M.D, endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

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“Subjects (and patients) under the influence of a psychedelic for the first time may find themselves in a psychologically challenging...
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Michael Mithoefer, MD, FAPA, Endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

Michael Mithoefer, MD, FAPA, Endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

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“It is my opinion, based on my experience, that therapist wishing to support a patient to enter deep non-ordinary states...
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Paul Grof, MD, FRCPC Endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

Paul Grof, MD, FRCPC Endorses Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

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“One of the ground rules for any safe and effective treatment is that the therapist performing the act is sufficiently...
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<strong>The Star</strong></br>How psychedelic drugs are being used to help mental health and the terminally ill

The Star
How psychedelic drugs are being used to help mental health and the terminally ill

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This week in the U.S. electoral vote, in Washington, D.C., and Oregon, voters chose to get on the path to...
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<strong>Wild Rose College</strong></br>A Peek into Therapeutic Psilocybin Treatment

Wild Rose College
A Peek into Therapeutic Psilocybin Treatment

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Psilocybin has been making its way into mainstream media recently for its use as a legal therapeutic treatment for palliative...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>The Science & History of Psychedelic Therapy – Feel Good Friday

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The Science & History of Psychedelic Therapy – Feel Good Friday

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Halloween is HERE! Kiddos be sure to look both ways, trust strangers in masks, and check your candy for laxatives....
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<strong>The Star</strong></br>Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

The Star
Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

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Thomas Hartle is a 52-year-old IT technician from Saskatoon who doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks and never dabbled in drugs before...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>Mushrooms: The Magic Medicine

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Mushrooms: The Magic Medicine

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Thomas Hartle never used drugs before his Stage IV cancer diagnosis. That’s changed thanks to Therapsil. A couple months ago,...
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<strong>Truffle Report</strong></br>Thomas Hartle on Psilocybin Therapy

Truffle Report
Thomas Hartle on Psilocybin Therapy

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Thomas Hartle, wearing a red T-shirt that reads ‘failure is not an option’, sits patiently in front of his computer,...
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<strong>The Kit</strong></br>I did a “magic mushroom” trip to treat my end-of-life anxiety

The Kit
I did a “magic mushroom” trip to treat my end-of-life anxiety

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Would you do a ketamine-assisted therapy session? Ever considered microdosing? As research mounts on the health benefits of psychedelic drugs—and...
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<strong>CBC</strong></br>Marathon doctor wants to use psychedelic drugs for training

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Marathon doctor wants to use psychedelic drugs for training

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A group of doctors in Canada is asking the federal government to use psychedelic drugs as a part of their...
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<strong>TB Newswatch</strong></br>Physicians lobby government for exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’

TB Newswatch
Physicians lobby government for exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’

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People facing a terminal illness often experience existential fear, anxiety, and depression, though a new treatment recently approved by the...
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<strong>The Globe and Mail</strong></br>Are Canadians ready to accept psychedelics in palliative care?

The Globe and Mail
Are Canadians ready to accept psychedelics in palliative care?

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In August, 2020, Health Canada granted a special exemption to allow four terminally ill patients to take psilocybin. Psilocybin is...
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<strong>Straight</strong></br>B.C. researchers, advocates, and companies at forefront of Canada’s psychedelic revolution

Straight
B.C. researchers, advocates, and companies at forefront of Canada’s psychedelic revolution

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Supporters of psychedelic therapy have been waiting in suspense for months for a federal decision that could mark a turning...
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<strong>Therapsil</strong></br>MP Alistair MacGregor Supports Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin

Therapsil
MP Alistair MacGregor Supports Healthcare Practitioner Access to Psilocybin

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Note from TheraPsil: On October 6th 2020, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor ( Cowichan - Malahat - Langford) wrote a letter...
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<strong>Therapsil</strong></br>17 Healthcare Professionals Wait Over 100 Days for Access to Psilocybin; Patients Who Urgently Need Psilocybin Therapy Without Qualified Help 

Therapsil
17 Healthcare Professionals Wait Over 100 Days for Access to Psilocybin; Patients Who Urgently Need Psilocybin Therapy Without Qualified Help 

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, October 5th, 2020 17 healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical counselors, and social workers have...
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<strong>Therapsil</strong></br>Healthcare Professionals Wait Over 120 Days for Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training: Here’s how YOU can help

Therapsil
Healthcare Professionals Wait Over 120 Days for Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training: Here’s how YOU can help

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  Dear friends of TheraPsil, Thank you for your support of the work we do to assist patients in accessing...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>Doctors seeking access to psilocybin mushrooms for training purposes get a boost from the Green Party

The Growth OP
Doctors seeking access to psilocybin mushrooms for training purposes get a boost from the Green Party

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Seventeen healthcare professionals who have been waiting more than 100 days to learn whether or not they will be able...
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<strong>Therapsil</strong></br>Green MP’s Support Doctor Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

Therapsil
Green MP’s Support Doctor Access to Psilocybin for Professional Training

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Note from TheraPsil: On September 24th 2020, MP’s Elizabeth May, O.C (Saanich-Gulf Islands), Jenica Atwin (Fredericton), and Paul Manly (Nanimo-Ladysmith)...
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<strong>Times Colonist</strong></br>Legal access sought for magic mushrooms after therapeutic successes

Times Colonist
Legal access sought for magic mushrooms after therapeutic successes

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When Laurie Brooks received her second cancer diagnosis last year, she turned to psychedelic mushrooms to help her handle the...
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<strong>The Growth OP</strong></br>Two more Canadians receive exemptions for mushroom therapy as doctors seek access for training purposes

The Growth OP
Two more Canadians receive exemptions for mushroom therapy as doctors seek access for training purposes

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Last month, after Thomas Hartle became the first Canadian to undergo legal psilocybin therapy to treat end-of-life distress, the Saskatoon...
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<strong>Cannabis Culture</strong></br>Transcendent Solution (Psilocybin Mushrooms and Human Health)

Cannabis Culture
Transcendent Solution (Psilocybin Mushrooms and Human Health)

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“I felt just generally happier right away, and by week 2 I was feeling a more general calmness when I...
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<strong>Capital Daily</strong></br>How a Victoria nonprofit obtained Canada’s first medical exemption for magic mushrooms

Capital Daily
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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