Researchers in the field of mental health are increasingly looking to produce natural psychedelics as a treatment option, and some of the country's leading research in that field is happening in Nanaimo.
At a secret location in the Harbour City, researchers at Numinus Bioscience have spent years developing medical psilocybin mushrooms.
"We have actually created the first natural psilocybe mushroom product that has been accepted by Health Canada," said Sharan Sidhu, vice president of scientific research innovation and lab operations with Numinus Bioscience.
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Source: CTV News Vancouver Island