Category Archives: Health Canada

Health Canada Green Lights Therapist Psilocybin Experiences

CANNABIS CULTURE – Mental Health Practitioners from TheraPsil, a Vancouver-based non-profit, have been approved by Health Canada to possess and use psilocybin for experiential training in delivering psilocybin-assisted therapy. The decision by Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu comes just four months after TheraPsil successfully advocated for four terminally-ill patients to gain access to the psychedelic […]

“Buried by Puppies Licking Your Face” (Canadian Firms Champion MDMA for PTSD)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Numinus Wellness Inc. and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) have teamed up to petition Health Canada for approval to begin a trial using MDMA to treat PTSD. If approval is granted, this will be the first trial of its kind on Canadian soil. Numinus’ Vancouver clinic will host […]

Saskatoon Man Calls For Federal Government To Widen Medicinal Cannabis Coverage

A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungry. Aaron Unger said it’s a much better way to deal with his chronic pain than to use opioid-based medication, which he was previously prescribed and says he’s afraid to use again. “I believe that […]

Down (the Rabbit Hole) and Out (of Addiction) 

CANNABIS CULTURE – Magic Mushrooms, now legal in Oregon. have shown promise in treatment of addiction and depression. The question is — will the psychedelic approach ever be legal everywhere else? Numinus just announced its plans to begin a compassionate access trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for substance use disorder. Dr. Evan Wood, Chief Medical Officer at […]

From Cherries To Weed: Canadian Farming Family Harvests 60 Acres Of Cannabis

It’s October, which means for outdoor cannabis cultivators in Canada, it’s also harvest season. Nearly 50 firms across the country are licensed to grow outdoors, but just one can say its first harvest has been in the works for nearly seven years. Despite the perception of Canada as a cold and snowy landscape, cannabis has […]

B.C. Unveils New Cannabis Sales Programs To Help Small, Indigenous Growers

The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals. A farm-gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver […]