‘Magic mushrooms’ and therapy for palliative care in Canada

Categories: Care and Featured.

One year ago, the Canadian government made an exception to the country’s drug laws, allowing for the first time four palliative care patients to try using psilocybin — better known as magic mushrooms — to help treat their end-of-life distress.

Dozens more exemptions were approved after that, but the pace of approvals has slowed, and many people are now left waiting to access this therapy in a legal way.

To learn more, listen to Front Burner, as an Ontario woman speaks about what using psilocybin meant to her as she dealt with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then, guest host Antoni Nerestant speaks with journalist Curt Petrovich about the push for greater legal access to psilocybin-assisted therapy in Canada.

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