University of Guelph Scientists Granted Licence to Study Psilocybin

After a 2-year application process, a team of University of Guelph professors has been granted a license to cultivate mushrooms known to produce psilocybin and other potentially helpful compounds. The university is one of the first in Canada to be granted such a license.

Rather than focus solely on psilocybin, their research will examine all the potentially beneficial compounds in the mushrooms.

“There are many already working with psilocybin, but we’re interested in the potential biological activity of some of the other compounds in these mushrooms and whether they have any therapeutic value alone or in combination with psilocybin,” says Dr. Melissa Perreault, a professor in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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