Numinus Legally Culitvates Magic Mushrooms in Canada

This is the first time a Canadian company has legally cultivated and harvested psychedelic mushrooms since the 1970s.

On October 24th, 2020, Numinus announced that it has successfully cultivated magic mushrooms under a Health Canada-issued Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence. Numinus says in a press release on their website that they have “…received Health Canada approval to amend the Company’s existing license under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act to allow Numinus researchers to conduct research to standardize the extraction of psilocybin from mushrooms.”

According to an article in Forbes, this is the first time a Canadian company has legally cultivated and harvested psychedelic mushrooms since the 1970s. The license also gives Numinus the right to sell Psilocybe mushroom fruiting bodies and extracts from them for clinical research protocols and develop standardized testing for additional psychedelic substances.