Last month, after Thomas Hartle became the first Canadian to undergo legal psilocybin therapy to treat end-of-life distress, the Saskatoon father of two — who has been living with a terminal cancer diagnosis since 2016 — slept better than he has in four years.
“I have had anxiety for so long, I had sort of forgotten what it feels like to not have it,” Hartle said in the days following his session. “To experience the lack of anxiety I have had this week is beyond words. It’s amazing. I have no idea how long this particular benefit will last, but so long as it’s here, it’s really, really amazing and good.”