Healthcare professionals okayed to use magic mushrooms for training in psilocybin therapy

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses are among 17 healthcare professionals granted the exemption by Health Canada this week.

The use of psychedelics in therapy hit another high this week.

A group of 17 healthcare professionals, among them psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, became the first in Canada to be granted a legal exemption to use psilocybin—the active ingredient in what are known as magic mushrooms—in their professional training in psilocybin therapy. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu granted the exemptions this week.

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