17 Canadian healthcare professionals approved by Ottawa to use psilocybin for training purposes

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Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has granted 17 healthcare professionals associated with TheraPsil, a B.C.-based non-profit, exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) so that they can possess and consume psilocybin for training purposes. First non-palliative Canadian has been approved for psilocybin therapy The first Canadian to legally consume psilocybin for medical purposes shares his experience Vancouver company announces clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for substance use disorders In a statement, Dr. In August, TheraPsil hosted a webinar to discuss Thomas Hartle’s experience with psilocybin therapy. TheraPsil reports the training program will include lectures, case studies, reading and discussions, as well as involve ‘experiential learning’, where doctors, nurses, social workers and other healthcare workers ingest psilocybin mushrooms and are guided through the experience by a professional. In the meantime, TheraPsil says it will continue to support patient applications and invites individuals experiencing end-of-life distress to contact them via its website.

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Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has granted 17 healthcare professionals associated with TheraPsil, a B.C.-based non-profit, exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) so that they can possess and consume psilocybin for training purposes. 

The organization had been waiting for more than 160 days for a response to the applications. 

First non-palliative Canadian has been approved for psilocybin therapy The...

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