Alberta will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to regulate the use of psychedelic drugs for people in therapy, the province announced Wednesday.
The government is also introducing new rules to limit who can prescribe high-potency drugs to people with difficult-to-treat opioid addictions.
The changes are aimed at protecting the public, ensuring that patients receive high standards of care and preventing risky drugs from inadvertently ending up on the streets.
Researchers are increasingly studying the use of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD and ketamine to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder or depression resistant to conventional treatments. There is some evidence that using carefully
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