VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Numinus Bioscience is creating an ecosystem of health solutions centered on developing and supporting the safe, evidence-based, accessible use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies, has harvested the first legal flush of Psilocybe mushrooms in Canada by a public company under its Health Canada-issued Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s License.
Numinus has a dealer’s license which allows the company to test, possess, buy and sell MDMA, psilocybin, psilocin, DMT and mescaline, as well as produce and extract psilocybin from mushrooms. Numinus is seeking to expand the license to include activities such as import/export, testing and R&D.
This news coincides with other recent developments by Numinus Bioscience, the Company’s 7,000 square foot analytics and research laboratory, which is focused on handling various psychedelic substances and developing analytical methods and formulations for the evolving psychedelics space.
“The first harvest of legally grown Psilocybe mushrooms is a significant milestone for the whole industry” said Michael Tan, Chief Operating Officer. “Now, we can progress with research and development of standardized cultivation, extraction, and testing methods and exploring product formulations to support safe, evidence-based, accessible psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, as well as build a sequenced spore library.”
Dennis McKenna, renowned ethnopharmacologist, Co-founder of the Heffter Research Institute, Founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy, and member of Numinus’ General Advisory Council, adds, “While there is a place for synthetic psilocybin in clinical practice, well-characterized and standardized extracts of natural forms of psilocybin i.e., mushrooms, cultivated and processed under stringent quality control protocols, are the wave of the future as therapeutic psilocybin gains acceptance. Given a choice, many people would prefer the option to use natural psilocybin. Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for literally thousands of years.”
The current license permits testing, import and export, storage and distribution of MDMA, Psilocybin, Psilocin, DMT, and Mescaline as well as the undertaking of novel mycological research initiatives. The amendment will additionally permit the sale of Psilocybe mushrooms and extract for clinical research protocols and the development of standardized testing for additional psychedelic substances.