Canadians are mail-ordering shrooms from a digital “dispensary.”
The Mushroom Dispensary is a website based out of Vancouver and run by Canadian cannabis activist Dana Larsen. It serves people with certain medical conditions, allowing them to mail-order microdosed psilocybin capsules.
The shop is currently online only, but Larsen said he plans to open a Vancouver storefront “soon.” He told VICE his intention isn’t for people to trip, but rather the microdoses of 25-100 mg are meant for people with conditions like ADHA, PTSD, sleeping disorders, cluster headaches, and anxiety. People can become members of the dispensary by providing a physician recommendation or other proof of diagnosis.
Psilocybin is illegal to possess and sell in Canada.
“I think that the model that we used and the tactics we used to legalize cannabis…civil disobedience, medical dispensaries, shifting the focus on the substance away of sort of seeing it as a hedonistic party substance more to being seen as a therapeutic beneficial medicine.”
Police they’re aware of the dispensary.
“We continue to focus out enforcement energy towards combating organized and sophisticated criminals who profit from the production and distribution of harmful drugs, such as fentanyl and other opioids,” Vancouver Police Spokesperson Steve Addison told VICE.