Canada: 17 Canadian Healthcare Professionals Approved to Use Psilocybin for Professional Training

Psilocybin Alpha report

17 healthcare professionals associated with TheraPsil, a non-profit, patient-rights advocacy group, have been approved by the Federal Health Minister, Patty Hajdu, to possess and use psilocybin for professional training in psilocybin therapy.

Bruce Tobin, TheraPsil’s founder, and Board Chair, had this to say about the recent exemptions for him and his colleagues:

“The road to legal psilocybin therapy has been a long one. Health Canada’s decision represents another huge milestone in Canadian medical history. Our government has recently become a world-leader in allowing patients access to psilocybin to treat end-of-life distress and with these new approvals for therapists, Health Canada now rightfully acknowledges that clinician experience with psychedelic medicines is an important part of their training.

Read their full report at

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