Loyalist licensed for psilocybin research


Loyalist College is reportedly the first college in Canada to receive a Controlled Drugs and Substances License from Health Canada for psilocybin research. A release from Loyalist notes that the federal government is currently investing in research into psilocybin, the active compound found in “magic mushrooms,” for its potential therapeutic applications. “The potential of psilocybin research to aid those struggling with mental illness aligns seamlessly with our long-term vision,” explained Loyalist President Mark Kirkpatrick. “Specifically, we aim to leverage this expertise in applied research to become [a] national leader in advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals such as Good Health and Well-being and Quality Education.”

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