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Psychedelic Research Company Developing Sustainably-Grown Peyote in Canada

Lophos Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a Canadian psychedelic research company focused on peyote and its derivatives such as mescaline. Peyote, an endangered plant species with a long history of therapeutic use, has legal status in Canada, but mescaline, a powerful psychedelic molecule derived from the plant, remains a Schedule 3 controlled substance. At their facility, Lophos Pharma …

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What Psychedelic Therapists Should Know As We Head Towards Legalization

By Bea Chan Legalization is going to happen – it’s just a matter of time. Look at all the US cities already welcoming psychedelics: Santa Cruz, Oakland, Seattle, Denver. There’s no way Canada will be left behind. We already know that people are seeking out the healing benefits of plant and psychedelic medicine. What the …

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Using Psychoactive Plants and Fungi for Long-Term Mental Wellness

By Raley Anne James According to a mental health organization, one in five adults in the U.S. experience having a mental illness each year. These include serious mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, major depressive episodes, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the various organizations trying to counter these issues to increase mental health awareness and …

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World’s First Global Research Institute for Psychedelic Therapies Opens Its Doors

A global team of researchers have launched a first-of-its-kind research institute that will develop psychedelic medicines to treat mental health disorders and other medical conditions. The network is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and is supported with a planned investment of at least A$40 million dollars over five years. The newly launched Psychae Institute is the world’s first collaborative …

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To Relax Your Mind, You Need to Relax Your Body

By Alison Palmer The past year has definitely been unnatural for all of us, and created detrimental effects on everyone’s physical and mental well-being. In fact, many people reported that they have felt more stressed due to their overall health and their personal hardships. Thus, a majority of Canadians have emphasized that they are placing …

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Inaugural World Psychedelics Day

Global day of discussion and celebration dedicated to building awareness of and respect for therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of synthetic psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines World Psychedelics Day (WPD) launches Sunday, June 20th, 2021, celebrating a new era of rational and informed perspectives on modern day psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines. This annual …

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Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

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Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing

A new coalition, the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance (PMHA), launched on Earth Day with a goal of decriminalizing all plant and fungi medicines for home growing, group healing and religious purposes. The Alliance, which is working in partnership with leaders from the medical community, veterans and indigenous stakeholders among others, has a dual mission of improving access to …

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Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity

By Catherine Kakenya There are many ways people have found to improve their mental clarity. One of those ways is by using rosemary, either by inhaling its scent or adding it to food. What is Rosemary? Scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary is an herb with needle-like leaves. It is an herb that grows year-round. …

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Improving Immunity

By Shristi Patni Ayurveda is a natural mechanism of traditional medicines available to boost immunity and protect the body from viruses. Its origin is transferred through the continual practices originating thousands of years ago. To maintain the physical, mental and emotional resilience of a person, the physiological components demand a healthy immune power to fight …

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