Canada Grants Terminally Ill Patients Permission to Use Magic Mushrooms

The Canadian Health Minister has granted a group of four terminally ill cancer patients exemptions to possess and use magic (psilocybin) mushrooms as part of their end-of-life care. This is a landmark decision since it means that these four people will be the first to legally possess and use psilocybin mushrooms since psychedelics were prohibited decades ago.

The patients, through a nonprofit called Therapsil, had submitted their petition to the minister way back in April so that they could be exempted from the country’s laws which bar anyone from possessing and using magic mushrooms. This petition was quickly followed by an online campaign that enlisted support from every concerned Canadian regarding the need to grant these patients…

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