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Health Canada authorizes psychedelic drugs for therapies

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Health Canada authorizes psychedelic drugs for therapies


Replying to @mgbmtl 🎙

Good, I’m supportive.

Even if you think psychs are not positive or moral, it’s pure bad faith to use that as a reason to exclude them from research.

It’s mind boggling that amphetamines, benzos, etc have been common in clinical settings for years, but not organic compounds derived from various fungal species (psilocybe and ergot) both of which have lived alongside us (or vice versa) for centuries if not millennia.

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@donnythecroc 1 day

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There is a large body of research around the effectiveness of psilocybin for depression.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33146667/

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Replying to @mgbmtl 🎙

I'm pleased to see that we're starting to study these substances. It seems absurd that we wouldn't have - after all, they're a part of our common heritage. Hopefully this leads to new insights.

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@mgbmtl 1 day

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@lee 1 day

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Magic mushrooms are now entering in the "gray zone" of legality in Canada. They are illegal, but there are online mushroom dispensaries in Canada that are blatantly selling them online as law enforcement is turning a blind eye to it.

A few weeks ago I ordered an ounce of shrooms online using a crypto-currency that has a smiling Japanese dog for a mascot. A week later it arrived in my mailbox without any issues. What a time to be alive.

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@woleium 1 day

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The objective of the regulatory amendments is to restore the possibility for practitioners to request access to restricted drugs through the Special Access Program. In practice, this means that practitioners will, on behalf of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions, be able to request restricted drugs through the Special Access Program in instances where other therapies have failed, are unsuitable, or are not available in Canada.

These amendments would also remove cocaine from the definition of “restricted drug,” so that all cocaine products are regulated as narcotics under the Narcotic Control Regulations. Regulating all cocaine products under the Narcotic Control Regulations will remove complexity for stakeholders applying to conduct or conducting activities with cocaine.

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@dukeofdoom 1 day

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It will help Canadians not to feel hunger pains, once the food trucks are turned back.

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