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In Toronto’s bustling downtown, a rainbow shiitake ordered microdose mushrooms the storefront of Dana Larsen’s Shroomyz, one of a wave of psilocybin dispensaries that have popped up across Canada despite the drug being illegal. The psychedelic effects of psilocybin, also known as “magic mushrooms,” are thought to have therapeutic benefits for conditions including anxiety and depression, though clinical trials aren’t conclusive.

But the anecdotal evidence of psilocybin’s benefits has been enough to fuel a new generation of microdosing advocates. In a small dose, the mushroom can help with symptoms like chronic pain, ADHD, cluster headaches and anxiety associated with serious health conditions. And a University of British Columbia study published in Nature last month found that people who regularly took small, repeated doses of the drug experienced “small-to medium-sized improvements” to their mood and mental health.

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But a legal framework isn’t in place, and the government’s regressive approach to drugs is a barrier to further research. Health Canada says it has received requests from patients to use psilocybin in medical studies, but only four patients will receive a special exemption from the federal government to access the drug for psychedelic psychotherapy this year. That’s a drop in the ocean compared to the thousands of Canadians who have been using it illegally for decades. But subtle policy shifts in recent years have fueled optimism that it’s just a matter of time before the drug is legalized for recreational and medical uses.