Press Release: Canada – Princeton mushroom research and development facility officially opens, sells first grow of psilocybin mushrooms

Press Release: Canada – Princeton mushroom research and development facility officially opens, sells first grow of psilocybin mushrooms
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A new cultivation facility that is hoping to change lives with psychedelic mushrooms had their grand opening on Friday in Princeton, after being awarded a dealer’s license in February by Health Canada. Optimi Health Corp. is a Canadian company that researches, develops and grows psilocybin-producing mushrooms and functional mushrooms. The company has been building its two adjacent 10,000 square foot facilities since August 2020. The grand opening event and reception invited investors, stakeholders and the residents of Princeton to take a tour through the facilities. Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne and UK Conservative MP Crispin Blunt spoke in support of the facility.

  Businesses have been recently receiving approval from Health Canada to farm psychedelic mushrooms, make psilocybin and sell the compound to drug-makers, or to doctors to give to patients. Todd Henderson, the head of cultivation at Optimi, said that as a Metis with Cree heritage, he was drawn into joining the company to carry on work he learned at a young age as a part of his culture. “Mushrooms have been a part of our culture for hundreds of years, this is something I picked up early and I’ve just carried it on. I’m the next generation doing it,” he said. “This is a natural medicine. They’re creating medicine synthetically, and giving it to people to do exactly what this can do. The potential for psilocybin is untouched.” Approval of providing the psychedelic compound that comes from magic mushrooms started after Health Canada launched a program in January that allows physicians to request government approval for patients to access psilocybin. Without that approval, using psilocybin is currently illegal. “There’s really been medical curiosity, but then also historical evidence of where it can make a big difference in anxiety, depression and PTSD. and a life existentialism and addictions I mean, it used…

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