Toronto is about to build the world’s first psychedelic mushroom lab

Via ZDFVia Colorado Public Radio

Trippiest news item of the day, Toronto is about to build the world’s first magic mushroom research lab. Oh, what a time to be alive!

According to BNN, a local firm called Field Trip Ventures (lol, trip) is exploring the use of psychedelics to treat mental illness and is planning the lab. They will be cultivating, researching, and consuming on the side. Kidding about the last one.

“The mental health options that we have today are broken,” said Mujeeb Jafferi, Field Trip’s president, in an interview with BNN.

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“This is something that provides an alternative to traditional anti-depressants which may not have worked for some people.”

There has been a dabble of research into how psychedelics can treat depression and anxiety. Short-term plan is the magic mushroom lab. Then, the long-term plan is to have clinics in several cities, including Toronto, where people can be prescribed psychedelics if deemed helpful for their mental health. These may include ketamine and MDMA after further research.

The future of medicine is upon us, folks. What’s that in the air? Magic mushrooms. Nice.