Can a Magic Mushroom Dispensary Work?

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When it comes to mushrooms, the legal grey area has created a space for storefronts like Dana Larsen’s to flourish. His Winnipeg storefront is emblazoned with psychedelic mushroom artwork and is stocked with hemp lip balms, stoner-centric comic books and other products. But unlike cannabis, which was legalized in Canada years ago, psilocybin remains an illicit drug.Find out :

Despite federal laws making it illegal to possess and sell magic mushrooms, Larsen is one of the many entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on the drug’s growing popularity. A quick search on Facebook Marketplace turned up about three dozen local mushroom sellers. Many have been active for at least a year, and some are open seven days a week.

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The state of Oregon is also betting big on a new crop of magic mushroom business owners, who are applying for the first licenses to operate what the Willamette Week calls “a semi-legal set-up that flaunts the liberal city’s trailblazing psilocybin therapy legislation.” The first licensed “facilitators,” who will accompany users during trips, will get their permits this week.

But not everyone is convinced the model will work, particularly in a country that still doesn’t have any legal framework for treating psilocybin. Health Canada warns that consuming the drugs can cause a range of symptoms, including seeing, hearing or feeling things that aren’t there and increased heart rate and blood pressure. They can also lead to a loss of control and paranoia, nausea, anxiety or fear.