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Do Magic Mushrooms Help With Depression? The Pros and Cons.

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Psilocybin magic mushrooms also known as shrooms are currently illegal in both Canada and the United States. Shrooms contain the Schedule controlled substances psilocybin and psilocin.  However, scientific data shows that magic mushrooms can potentially treat depression. The FDA approved the psilocybin drug trial for treatment-resistant depression.  So what are the pros and cons of […]

Tips for Your First Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms Experience

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How Much Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms to Take Light dose – anything under 2.5 grams can be considered a light dose.  If you are very cautious or nervous start with a smaller dose like 1.5 grams and add more as you see fit. Medium dose – 2.5 grams to 4 grams is a medium dose. This […]

Beginners Guide to Psilocybin – Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms (Shrooms)

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Psilocybin Mushrooms – more commonly known as “shrooms” or “magic mushrooms” is one of the most popular hallucinogenic psychoactive compounds found in Canada. Shrooms have been used for thousands of years, in many cultures they were ingested in the hopes of producing visions and communicating with gods.  Magic Mushrooms contain a chemical called psilocybin, which […]

How to Microdose Psilocybin

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What is Microdosing?  Microdosing is the practice of taking a tiny portion of a psychedelic substance (Psilocybin, LSD, DMT) to achieve the positive effects of the substance, without getting the negative like hallucinations.  Potential Benefits of Microdosing. Some of the most reported common benefits of microdosing Psilocybin include:  – increased creativity – reduced long term […]

Is Canada a World Leader in Psychedelic Therapy at This Point? Victoria Company launches new Psilocybin Training Program.

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To answer the question in the title, Bruce Tobin seems to think so. Tobin is a clinical psychologist in Victoria and founder of TheraPsil, a non-profit dedicated to helping Canadians access psilocybin psychotherapy to treat end-of-life distress.   Tobin is also the man who threated the first six Canadians who legally accessed psilocybin. Along with his […]