Motion to prevent sale of magic mushrooms defeated by Vancouver council

Coun. Pete Fry referred to motion as ‘anti-drug hysteria’ CBC News · Posted: Sep 12, 2019 10:13 AM PT | Last Updated: September 12, 2019 Vancouver city council struck down a motion Wednesday night to deter and prevent the sale of psilocybin mushrooms, a psychedelic drug also known as magic mushrooms. The motion from Coun. Melissa

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‘Magic mushroom’ drug can reduce anxiety and depression for years: study

A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy.

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The growing push for medical use of psilocybin in Canada

TORONTO — Growing evidence about the powers of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by several species of mushrooms, being used to treat anxiety and depression has inspired advocates to file a federal court challenge next month to allow its use to treat terminally ill patients. Psychotherapist and professor at the University of Victoria

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Low Doses of Psilocybin Help Extinguish Conditioned Fear

By Ross Pomeroy Researchers have discovered that low doses of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, speed the extinction of the conditioned fear response in mice. The results could pave the way for psilocybin to be explored as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions in humans. Reporting in the

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Psilocybin: A Journey Beyond the Fear of Death?

In one of the largest and most rigorous clinical investigations of psychedelic drugs to date, researchers at Johns Hopkins University and New York University have found that a single dose of psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in “magic” mushrooms—substantially diminished depression and anxiety in patients with advanced cancer. Psychedelics were the subject of a flurry of serious

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