A new wave of buy psychedelics online canada industry are taking advantage of the public interest in mental wellness and the more open climate that is challenging old norms on how to treat issues like depression. But unlike cannabis, which has created a huge consumer market for recreational marijuana, the companies in this emerging sphere are not vying to create and sell recreational drugs. They are focused on psilocybin therapies that are typically offered in clinic settings by trained therapists.
The production, sale or possession of magic mushrooms (psilocybin and psilocin) is illegal in Canada because they are classified as Schedule 1 substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Schedule 1 substances have the highest potential for abuse and carry the most severe penalties.
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However, Health Canada’s website states that consuming magic mushrooms can cause “an individual to see, hear or feel things that are not there.” It can also lead to anxiety, fear, nausea and muscle twitches accompanied by increased heart rate and blood pressure. In addition, the consumption of magic mushrooms can result in bad trips and flashbacks.
Insider’s Andrea Michelson recently visited Zoomers, which bills itself as the first psilocybin dispensary in Canada, a short walk from downtown Vancouver. The facility offers a wide variety of mushroom-infused products including non-carbonated drinks in flavors such as chamomile lavender tea, green tea honey and citrus sunshine, that contain up to four grams of psilocybin per bottle. It also offers edible psilocybin products in the form of chocolates, hard candies and gummies.