Vancouver-based company Numinus Wellness Inc. is making strides in the field for psychedelic-assisted therapies as it recently legally harvested magic mushrooms—a first for Canada. This was made possible as the brand was issued a license from Health Canada to produce and extract the key ingredient back in June. “Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for literally thousands of years, and, hence, they are just that much closer to these ancient traditions,” shared ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna.
This opens a door for the research of the company. With the legally grown Psilocybe mushrooms, they are capable of progressing and developing methods for "standardized cultivation, extraction, and testing methods." Furthermore, Numinus Wellness Inc. is looking to explore the various benefits of the harvested magic mushroom for the human agent. It is looking into "formulations to support safe, evidence-based, accessible psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy," as company CEO Michael Tan shares.
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