Biography/Memoir

Terminal cancer patient denied magic mushrooms… Health Canada…

Janis Hughes and other patients with terminal illness have requested access to it for medical purposes – something Health Canada has allowed dozens to do in the last two years through a Section 56(1) exemption.

But [January 2022], a week before she submitted her request, the rules changed. Hughes’s request was denied. Health Canada says the rule change came because more research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin is needed. But a chorus of voices working in the field of psychedelic therapy say the new system is creating difficult roadblocks – and causing more harm to palliative patients already struggling.

Original Article (CBC):
Terminal cancer patient denied magic mushrooms after Health Canada rule change
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