Politics

The fight for medical use of magic mushrooms is moving to the courts

“They’ve got an option,” Hawkswell says. “Create regulations or take dying patients to court. You know, which one of those futures should we be living in?”

“Minister, I also qualify for MAID [medical assistance in dying],” he wrote in one letter. “Perhaps we should weigh the two applications simultaneously? I am not quite sure how it is that I might be able to access medical assistance in dying but not psilocybin, but I am ready to go above and beyond simple requests and include court action.” So far Nathan has only received what appear to be boilerplate responses — not from the minister but the department — that his application is still “under review.”

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The fight for medical use of magic mushrooms is moving to the courts
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