First non-palliative Canadian has been approved for psilocybin therapy

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B.C.’s Mona Streleaff is believed to be the first non-palliative Canadian to receive an exemption from the Controlled Drug and Substances Act to access psilocybin therapy. With the assistance of TheraPsil, a B.C.-based non-profit organization, Streleaff received her exemption in October for unresolved trauma. She was successfully treated by psychotherapist and TheraPsil founder, Dr. Bruce Tobin, earlier this month. “Everyone has trauma, some experience it when we are small and absorb it and it sits in us as we mature into adults,” Streleaff said in a statement. “Because of the traumas of my past, I have struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction for years. During my psilocybin therapy, I went deep, way back to when I was a little girl and all those things that happened to me. All the unresolved trauma, it came back and I was beyond terrified, shaking uncontrollably and crying, however with my therapist Dr. Tobin, I conquered those tough memories and after a while I realized…I ain’t scared of jack (shit).” The first Canadian to legally consume psilocybin for medical purposes shares his experience Two more Canadians receive exemptions for mushroom therapy as doctors seek access for training purposes Four Canadians receive medical exemptions for psilocybin therapy The organization called Streleaff’s exemption “a historic moment in Canada and a groundbreaking progressive decision by Health Canada to broaden the class of patients who can access this treatment option.” In August, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Health, granted drug exemptions to four Canadians with terminal cancer so they could legally access psilocybin therapy. It took more than 100 days for those applications to be approved, but since then, at least two more exemption s have been granted to Canadians, with an average wait time of 10 days. But, overwhelmed by applications, the organization says it now needs…

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