Tony White called his therapy session powered by magic mushrooms “a good trip.” Airdrie cancer patient first Albertan to undergo legal magic mushroom therapy

Tony White called his therapy session powered by magic mushrooms “a good trip.”

The New Year’s Day session at a southeast Calgary home is also the first such federally sanctioned intervention with the still-illicit active ingredient — psilocybin — in Alberta, said the therapy facilitator.

But for White, who’s battling terminal bladder cancer, and his wife, Rebecca, that dose of magic mushrooms sweetened with chocolate chiefly represents an abrupt lightening of a physical and emotional burden.

“I was in a dark place, I’d been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer at the beginning of COVID-19, I’m tired, I’m upset and I’m tired of being isolated,” said the 46-year-old Airdrie man, who’s been undergoing immuno and radiation therapy.
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