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With weed now legal in Canada, should we legalize Psilocybin “Magic” Mushrooms next?

should magic mushroom legal featured - With weed now legal in Canada, should we legalize Psilocybin "Magic" Mushrooms next?

With cannabis legal in Canada since October 17th, we have edibles and beverage products tentatively scheduled to become legalized sometime in 2019. What about Psilocybin mushrooms? Is this a discussion that warrants being talked about or does legalizing magic mushrooms go too far?

Watch – VICE Magic Mushrooms Documentary

Kathleen Conneally successfully quit smoking, after a decades-long habit, with the help of psilocybin. Conneally was a participant in a study at Johns Hopkins University looking at whether nicotine addiction could be treated by psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. In this short video, staff writer Olga Khazan speaks with Conneally about her experience and uncovers the science of how psychedelics work in the brain to make this possible.

Watch – Can Magic Mushrooms Cure Addiction?

Could the “magic” element of magic mushrooms – psilocybin – treat people with severe depression? Researchers at Imperial College have just published the results of a trial looking at exactly this. Newsnight had exclusive access to this controversial drugs trial.

Watch – Could magic mushrooms treat depression? BBC Newsnight

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