Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.

It’s high time for psychedelic science.

Ever since drugs like psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, appeared to help quell anxiety in cancer patients several years ago, the compounds have seen something of a resurgence of interest among scientists. Researchers are currently studying the potential of drugs ranging from ecstasy to ayahuasca to treat mental illnesses including depression and PTSD.

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Joseph del Moral

Joseph is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Grassfed Ventures. He was the founder and CEO of CanvasRX which grew to be the largest cannabis clinic in Canada. After selling the company to Aurora Cannabis he joined their board of directors and, along with his partners led Aurora’s merger & acquisition and corporate development efforts resulting in over a dozen transactions. Prior to that Joseph co-founded Newten Home Comfort, a fast growing home services company acquired by Just Energy Inc. (JE.TO) in 2012. Prior to starting and growing Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx, Joseph co-founded Newten Home Comfort, a fast growing home services company acquired by Just Energy Inc. (JE.TO) in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance and Entrepreneurship) from McGill University.