Canada Is Allowing Psilocybin Access For Terminally Ill Patients

Canada Is Allowing Psilocybin Access For Terminally Ill Patients

Canada just announced that four patients who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer will receive therapy from psilocybin, the psychoactive component in mushrooms.

The idea is for the patients to come to terms with their lives ending through the use of psilocybin. This comes over 100 days after a plea from patients with the government. Finally, the plea for medicine has been approved by Patty Hajdu, minister of health in Canada. It’s the first exception to the rule for psychedelic treatment since 1974. 

“The acknowledgment of the pain and anxiety that I have been suffering with means a lot to me, and I am feeling quite emotional today as a result,” said Laurie Brooks, one of the patients able to receive her treatments. “I hope this is just the beginning and that soon all Canadians will be able to access psilocybin, for therapeutic use, to help with the pain they are experiencing, without having to petition the government for months to gain permission.”

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Published at Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:52:08 +0000

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