psychedelic medicine

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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New Study Explores Relationship Between Psychedelics and Consciousness

Psychedelic drugs, like psilocybin, an ingredient found in so-called magic mushrooms, have shown promise in treating a range of addictions and mental health disorders. Yet, there’s something mysterious and almost mystical about their effects, and they are commonly believed to provide unique insights into the nature of consciousness. Now, a new study by Johns Hopkins …

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The Potential Role of Psychedelics in Cancer Treatment

Psilocybin shown to aid in cancer-related mental health conditions Cancer is a modern chronic disease characterized by abnormal cells dividing uncontrollably. There are over 200 types of cancer, some of which may spread into other body tissues.  Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for over 28 percent of all deaths. Researchers …

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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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PSYCH Publishes Third Edition of The Psychedelics as Medicine Report

PSYCH, the premium business-to-business media and content platform for the psychedelic science and healthcare industry, today announced the release of the third issue of its flagship publication, The Psychedelics as Medicine Report. The Psychedelics as Medicine Report is the most comprehensive account of the global psychedelics industry, with unparalleled market intelligence and insights empowering investors, …

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Third Wave’s Psychedelic Directory

The Third Wave worked in secret over the last year to bring together the world of psychedelic service providers to its community, and it’s finally here. Its purpose is to bring together the highest quality, most reputable retreats, clinics, therapists, and coaches (soon) into one free, searchable directory. Think of it as the AirBnB of …

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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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Queen’s University Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will create a research collaborative that will serve as an interdisciplinary space for research, innovation and knowledge translation in the field of psychedelics. The launch of the psychedelics research collaborative is enabled by the Dimensions Health Fund in support of the Study of Psychedelics, established by Dimensions Health …

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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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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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