Psilocybin may have therapeutic value for many common neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance use disorder.
Psychedelic drugs essentially work opposite of an SSRI. While an SSRI inhibits serotonin processing in the brain to keep a more steady supply, psychedelics flood the brain’s neurotransmitters with chemical compounds present in the drugs that are similar to serotonin.
Psygen is a Calgary-based company specializing in the synthetic manufacture of psychedelic medicines. The company provides non-exclusive access to psychedelic drug products for clinical research, therapeutic applications and is a leading supplier for the emerging commercial market.
Currently, Health Canada grants exemptions that allow for individual therapy sessions using psilocybin for the terminally ill. The new clinic will start with this mandate, but Harder hopes to see it expand.
The situation has prompted lawmakers to consider a measure that would remove psilocybin from the list of Schedule 1 substances, which includes heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
California Would Legalize Possession Of Psychedelics Like LSD, DMT And Psilocybin Under New Senate Bill
Possession of psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms, LSD and DMT would be legalized in California under a new Senate bill that was introduced on Wednesday.
LSD may alter consciousness by freeing the brain from its natural barriers, allowing neurons that wouldn't normally interact, to have unusual conversations, brain scans show.
‘Microdosers’ of LSD and Magic Mushrooms are Wiser and [...]
The use of psychedelics, especially naturally-occurring ones, dates back centuries. History has it that many of them served various traditional and healing purposes among the indigenous people in different parts of the world. However, their healing qualities have had a checkered past. This is now changing.
Bruce Tobin became interested in psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, 10 years ago when he was approached by a woman who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.