Acid trip ends pandemic: issue 38

Hello and welcome back.

After two years of Covid ruling our lives, it seems like we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. That might not be the case if it weren’t for psychedelics. Keep reading to discover how LSD lead to the invention of a tool that’s been essential for detecting Covid! 

Here’s what’s in store for you in today’s issue:

🍄 What a DMT trip actually feels like

🍄 The legal psychedelic that’s replacing alcohol

🍄 World’s first DMT trial for depression

🍄 How psychedelics could treat eye disease 👀

🍄 And more.

Be sure to check out this week’s Daily Mushroom podcast:

Michael Kydd opens up about the impact of losing his mother at a young age

On this episode of the Daily Mushroom Podcast, we have Michael Kydd, an independent consultant helping psychedelic companies navigate the complex world of government relations. in this emotional episode, Michael talks about his experience with the passing of his mother, and how he believes psychedelics could have strongly benefited his mothers and his family in that difficult time. 

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World’s first DMT trial for depression

Small Pharma (DMT) successfully completed a phase I trial on the safety of DMT in preparation for a phase II trial on depression. Researchers discovered that:

  • Most of the 24 patients described the experience as pleasurable and not too challenging (even though no one had tried psychedelics before)
  • Although there were 20 adverse events (85% mild, 15% moderate, and 0% severe), no patient regretted participating
  • The trip lasted 20 minutes, and DMT was nearly undetectable in the blood after 60 minutes
  • For three months following the dose, there were no significant negative effects on anxiety or well-being

Phase II results are expected in the first half of this year, which will reveal how one dose compares to two doses in treating depression.

Discovering self-worth with ketamine

Despite having a supportive family and a healthy lifestyle, Sarah had crippling self doubt and suicidal ideation. It wasn’t until she tried ketamine therapy that she realized why she felt these emotions.

The experience revealed that she never healed the scars of feeling unloved during her parents’ divorce. Her dream-like visions on ketamine showed her that separation is a natural part of life, and that she doesn’t need to be perfect to deserve love.

Sarah finally believes “I’m worth being here,’ she says. 

How psychedelics treat eye disease

Glaucoma can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness. Current medications require multiple daily applications and have side effects like redness and stinging of the eyes.

PharmaDrug (PHRX) wants to develop a superior treatment using analogues of DMT.

The company discovered that the compounds can “activate protective pathways within critical cellular compartments of the eye” to reduce pressure inside the eye. 

PharmaDrug will collaborate with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) to produce a device that can deliver low doses of the drug to the front of the eye. 

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What a DMT trip actually feels like

Researchers interviewed 36 people immediately after a DMT trip. Here’s what they discovered:

  • All 36 people reported “entering other worlds”
  • 94% encountered some sort of otherworldly being or entity 
  • Entity encounters were overwhelmingly positive and often provided personal and cosmic insights (like self love or the game-like nature of reality)
  • 81% described the trip as “hyperreal” 

DMT increases theta brain waves, which are associated with dreaming, but it’s unclear why people have such similar “dreams” 🤔

Acid-inspired invention earns Nobel Prize

LSD led to the invention of a technology that has slowed the spread of Covid and even earned a Nobel Prize – the PCR test.

Chemist Kary Mullis experimented with lots of synthetic psychedelics, which is no surprise considering he was friends with Albert Hofmann, the creator of LSD. 

He believes psychedelics made him think more creatively and gave him visions of sitting on DNA molecules. When asked if he would have invented PCR technology without LSD, he responded, “I doubt it. I seriously doubt it.”

So this pandemic would likely be a lot longer if it weren’t for LSD!

Replace alcohol with this legal psychedelic drink

Psychedelic Water is a mildly psychoactive drink made with kava root, a herb used by Pacific Islanders in ceremonies for relaxation. The mood-boosting effect makes it the ideal replacement for alcohol. 

Psychedelic Water is having a buy one get one free sale to celebrate the launch of a new flavour – Prickly Pear!

Even multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz is a fan. “I want something that will make me feel good & expand my creativity; Psychedelic Water does exactly that,” he says.

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COMPASS Pathways (CMPS) reported 2021 financial result including a net loss of  $71.7 million ($1.79 loss per share) and $273.2M in cash. The company had a $60.3M loss ($3.55 loss per share) and $190.3M in cash in 2020.

Optimi Health (OPTI) and Doseology Sciences (MOOD) both launched functional mushroom product lines in Canada. The global market for functional mushrooms is expected to grow at a 7.23% compound annual growth rate through 2027.

Filament Health (FH) will license its natural psilocybin to ATMA Journey Centers for use in clinical trials, including an upcoming phase I trial on healthy subjects, which has already received Health Canada approval.

Biomind Labs (BMND), a company researching DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and mescaline, began trading on the OTCQB market under the symbol “CRSWF” and received DTC eligibility in the US.

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Help patients and clinicians fight for their right to psilocybin

Our friends at TheraPsil helped 86 clinicians apply for Section 56 exemptions so they could participate in a psilocybin therapy training program.

Unfortunately, Health Canada denied the clinicians access to psilocybin, which will impact over 1500 patients who are desperately awaiting psilocybin treatments. Many Canadians will die before they have the chance to try psilocybin therapy.

TheraPsil needs our help to raise $100K to take the Canadian government to court to achieve lasting policy change so that Canadians can access the treatment before it’s too late. 

Plus:

  • The DEA proposed adding 5 more psychedelics to the list of Schedule I substances, which would impede research on the substances. After receiving pushback from the research community, the DEA’s administrative court agreed to hold hearings on the issue. Read more…
  • A bill to form a psychedelic research task force was passed by a Utah Senate committee after passing in the House. The task force will advise regulations surrounding dosage, training, licensing, and safety requirements if therapeutic use is legalized. Read more..
  • Senate committee in Oregon unanimously approved a bill to create a psilocybin equity task force that will guide the state’s psilocybin therapy program. Read more…

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Filament Health and Cybin Therapeutics Announce Approval for Phase II Clinical Trial for Depression

Filament Health and Cybin Therapeutics Announce Approval for Phase II Clinical Trial for Depression

Trial to investigate the effects of Filament’s botanical psilocybin drug candidate and Cybin Therapeutics’ protocols in treating major depressive disorder in patients taking SSRIs.
Patient enrollment is expected to commence in Q3’22

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 31, 2022  – Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS) (“Filament” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company, today announced Health Canada approval for a phase 2 clinical trial using PEX010, the Company’s botanical psilocybin drug candidate. Cybin Therapeutics (“CT”), a private therapeutic bioscience company on a mission to discover and develop psilocybin assisted therapeutic protocols, has licensed PEX010 (25 mg) from Filament for use in the trial. The trial is expected to begin in Q3’22 and will include individuals with major depressive disorder who are undergoing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) therapy, commonly used to treat depression, as well as those who are SSRI-naive.

“Health Canada’s approval is a testament to both the validity of this trial as well as Filament’s ability to produce and license pharmaceutical-grade botanical drug candidates,” said Filament Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Lightburn. “The effect of psilocybin therapy in patients taking traditional SSRI antidepressant medication is an extremely important investigation and we are thrilled to participate in this important research.”

“Many Canadians who battle depression undergo SSRI therapy, and until now, this has generally meant exclusion from psychedelic assisted psychotherapy (PAP) clinical trials,” said Josh Taylor, Founder of Cybin Therapeutics. “If it can be demonstrated that PAP can be safely and effectively given to patients on SSRIs, many will stand to benefit. We feel this is an outstanding opportunity to show Health Canada that Cybin Therapeutics can improve patient outcomes with our team and developed protocols.”

Filament has also licensed PEX010 (25 mg) to CT for additional phase 2 clinical trials, which are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. Both trials will be led by Dr. Reg Peters and Dave Phillips.

ABOUT FILAMENT HEALTH (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS)

Filament Health is a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company. We believe that safe, standardized, naturally-derived psychedelic medicines can improve the lives of many, and our mission is to see them in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament’s platform of proprietary technology platform enables the discovery, development, and delivery of natural psychedelic medicines for clinical development. We are paving the way with the first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates.

Learn more at www.filament.health and on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACT

Anna Cordon, Director of Communications
778.245.9067
anna@filament.health

Cybin Therapeutics
604.318.0458
info@cybintherapeutics.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

KCSA Strategic Communications
Tim Regan/Adam Holdsworth
347.487.6788
KCSA-investor-relations@filament.health

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Certain statements and information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information,” respectively, under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “expect”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “intends”, “forecast”, “plans”, “guidance” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or information. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect the current expectations of management of Filament regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements discussed in this press release may include, but are not limited to, information concerning Filament’s upcoming clinical trials; strategic and growth plans of the Company including intellectual property; and the impact, timing and accessibility of psychedelic treatments. Forward-looking statements regarding the Company are based on the Company’s estimates and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of Filament to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including capital expenditures and other costs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Filament will not update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws.

MDMA Passport + Commercial LSD Study: issue 34

Hello and welcome back.

Who else is counting down the days til the Daily Mushroom + Entheon Biomedical Mental Health Town Hall?? If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here. What are you waiting for? It’s totally free and virtual so anyone can attend.

Here’s what’s in store for you in today’s issue:

🍄 The psychedelic that’s already in our brains

🍄 MAPS receives Innovation Passport for MDMA therapy 🎉

🍄 First commercial study of LSD in 40 years

🍄 Will Oregon legalize microdosing?

🍄 And more.

Be sure to check out this week’s Daily Mushroom podcast:

7 days of tripping to heal mentally, physically and radically change a career path

In this episode of The Daily Mushroom Podcast, we have Cory Firth, Executive Director of The Canadian Psychedelic Association and founder of DoseDay! Cory opens about his battle with mental health and shares his experience with psychedelics in his quest to find meaning in his life. He also talks about how he got himself into a 7 ayahuasca retreat and what that journey gave him.

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First commercial study of LSD in 40 years

MindMed’s LSD-based compound received FDA clearance, allowing the company to proceed with a trial that will be the first commercial study of LSD in over 40 years.

The study will assess 200 patients with generalized anxiety disorder to find the optimal dose of the formulation. 

Shares of MNMD spiked 30% following the announcement 💰

Goodbye Blue Mondays

A recent study found pure MDMA administered in a clinic does not have the “come down” effect that recreational users often report the day after dosing. 

Participants maintained a positive mood during the week following the dose. Plus, no participant had used or desired to use illegal MDMA at the 3 month and 6 month follow ups.

Mario’s secret revealed 🍄

The iconic red and white spotted mushroom (officially called Amanita Muscaria and unofficially called the Super Mario mushroom) is showing potential to treat arthritis.

Psyched Wellness (PSYC) is working with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to study the mushroom’s properties. It doesn’t contain psilocybin, but has a different psychoactive component called muscimol.

Preliminary data suggests that Amantia Muscaria could reduce inflammation in the skin, gut, brain, and lungs. The company believes it has potential to treat chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

Maybe that’s why Mario can jump so high without destroying his joints 😉

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MAPS receives Innovation Passport for MDMA therapy 🎉

The Innovation Passport will make MDMA therapy for PTSD widely available in the UK, as rapidly as possible!

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) found that 88% of patients had a reduction in PTSD symptoms after three MDMA sessions in conjunction with trauma-focused therapy. 

The organization was granted an Innovation Passport for the treatment – a UK designation that speeds up the timeline for approval of innovative medicines for life-threatening conditions (similar to Breakthrough Therapy Designations in the US, which the treatment received in 2017).

The psychedelic that’s already in our brains

Did you know that one of the most promising addiction treatments is a psychedelic compound that’s found throughout nature and is present within the human body?

It’s called DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) and is thought to be produced in the brain’s pineal gland. DMT is released in large amounts when we dream and when we die.  

Learn what leading DMT experts have discovered at the Daily Mushroom + Entheon Biomedical Mental Health Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. Register now for free to get the inside scoop 👇

Donating psilocybin to patients in need

CCrest Laboratories is donating psilocybin truffles so patients in need can access the medicine for free through Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP).

The company was just approved as a licensed psilocybin producer by Health Canada, along with Numinus Wellness (NUMI) and Filament Health’s (FH) Psilo Scientific, allowing them to supply psilocybin for clinical trials and emergency treatments through the SAP. 

The truffles will be grown by Red Light Holland (TRUFF) and tested at CCrest Labs before being donated as part of their “compassionate need and free supply” approach.

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Beckley Psytech began training psychotherapists for a phase II study on 5-MeO-DMT for treatment-resistant depression through Fluence’s interactive training program. Within the next year, Beckley aims to train 80 psychotherapists on how to administer psychedelic therapy.

Mydecine (MYCO) is partnering with a UK-based charity called Combat Stress and the King’s College London to study psilocybin therapy as a treatment for veterans with severe, treatment-resistant PTSD. 

Psygen Labs entered into an agreement to supply Universal Ibogaine (IBO) with ibogaine for an upcoming clinical trial on opioid addiction.

atai Life Sciences (ATAI) launched a wholly owned platform company called Invyxis, which will focus on developing novel compounds that target serotonin 5-HT2A receptors.

Akome Biotech, a subsidiary of Core One Labs’ (COOL), signed a consulting agreement with the University of Barcelona to develop psychedelic treatments for depression, stroke, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

Ketamine One (MEDI) changed its name to Wellbeing Digital Sciences and partnered with Nova Mentis (NM) to study psilocybin microdosing for fragile x syndrome.

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Oregon is on track to provide legal psilocybin services in 2023

But one question remains unanswered: will the new program include microdosing?

For the past year, the Oregon Health Authority has been planning the regulatory framework to implement Measure 109, which legalized psilocybin sessions under the care of licensed facilitators. The program is on schedule to roll out at the beginning of 2023.

At the latest public Zoom meeting, a push to include microdosing in the program received backlash from some advisory board members, but others thought it was worth considering. Members have until the end of June to reach a consensus.

 

Two psilocybin bills filed in Oklahoma

The first bill would promote research focused on treating depression and anxiety in veterans. The second would promote research into 10 different conditions and reduce the penalty for psilocybin possession to a fine.

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Donating psilocybin to patients in need

Red Light Holland’s Partner CCrest Laboratories Approved By Health Canada to Supply Psilocybin to the Special Access Program

CCrest Laboratories is donating psilocybin truffles so patients in need can access the medicine for free through Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP).

The company was just approved as a licensed psilocybin producer by Health Canada, along with Numinus Wellness (NUMI) and Filament Health’s (FH) Psilo Scientific, allowing them to supply psilocybin for clinical trials and emergency treatments through the SAP. 

The truffles will be grown by Red Light Holland (TRUFF) and tested at CCrest Labs before being donated as part of their “compassionate need and free supply” approach.

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Filament Health and Cybin Therapeutics Announce Licensing Agreement

Filament Health and Cybin Therapeutics Announce Licensing Agreement

Filament will license PEX010, its proprietary botanical psilocybin drug candidate, to Cybin Therapeutics for use in two upcoming Phase II clinical trials awaiting Health Canada approval

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 14, 2022  – Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS) (“Filament” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company, today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Cybin Therapeutics (“CT”), a private therapeutic bioscience company on a mission to discover and develop psilocybin assisted therapeutic protocols to treat mild mood disorders and addictions. Under the agreement, Filament will license PEX010, its botanical psilocybin drug candidate, to CT for two upcoming Phase II clinical trials addressing depression and alcohol use disorder with an additional two planned for 2022. The financial terms were not disclosed.

CT filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) to Health Canada for the first trial in 2021, and anticipates its depression study to begin in the second quarter of 2022. Both trials will be led by Dr. Reg Peters and Dave Phillips. Dr. Reg Peters has been involved in advocacy for compassionate use of psilocybin for palliative patients, including as a medical advisor to Therapsil. Mr. Dave Phillips, Training Advisor to Therapsil and a highly experienced psilocybin-assisted therapist, will lead the therapy component of the trials along with an experienced clinical team at Cybin Therapeutics’ purpose-built clinic.

“This agreement with Cybin Therapeutics demonstrates Filament’s ability to license our technology and facilitate our partners’ trials,” said Filament Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Lightburn. “Our mission is to support the treatment of mental health conditions through the discovery and delivery of exclusively-natural psychedelic medicines, and we are proud to aid CT’s efforts. We view this as the first of many agreements in a long partnership.”

Josh Taylor, Cybin Therapeutics Founder, said “We are excited to advance our mission of creating psilocybin-based therapies for a number of treatment areas. Filament’s unique, all-natural drug candidates combined with our experienced team, we believe, create an ideal environment for creating research-based protocols, formulations, and outcomes for healing.”

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Due to strong commercial demand for Filament’s unique proprietary drug candidates, the Company has engaged business development professionals to meet inbound requests and begin commercial outreach. Andry Tjahyana joins as Vice President, Business Development, bringing more than 25 years’ relevant experience. Filament has also engaged Thomas Ryan, Rob Grundy, and Christine Verstraate from NavigatorBIO, who bring a combined 65 years of pharmaceutical industry sales experience. 

ABOUT FILAMENT HEALTH (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS)

Filament Health is a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company. We believe that safe, standardized, naturally-derived psychedelic medicines can improve the lives of many, and our mission is to see them in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament’s platform of proprietary intellectual property enables the discovery, development, and delivery of natural psychedelic medicines for clinical development. We are paving the way with the first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates.

Learn more at www.filament.health and on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn

ABOUT CYBIN THERAPEUTICS

Cybin Therapeutics (“CT”), is a private therapeutic bioscience company established in 2019, on a mission to develop psilocybin-assisted therapeutic protocols and natural formulations to treat mild mood disorders and addictions. Cybin Therapeutics works with healthcare specialists who together form a dynamic clinical team with the ability to carry out studies and clinical trials for Cybin Therapeutics and it’s future partners looking to conduct psilocybin based studies and trials. 

Learn more at www.cybintherapeutics.com.

MEDIA RELATIONS

Anna Cordon, Director of Communications
778.245.9067
anna@filament.health

Cybin Therapeutics
604.318.0458
info@cybintherapeutics.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

KCSA Strategic Communications
Tim Regan/Adam Holdsworth
347.487.6788
KCSA-investor-relations@filament.health

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements and information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information,” respectively, under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “expect”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “intends”, “forecast”, “plans”, “guidance” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the benefits of psilocin as compared to psilocybin. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect the current expectations of management of Filament regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements regarding the Company are based on the Company’s estimates and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of Filament to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including results of the clinical trial. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Filament will not update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Finally, a way to have less sex in 2022: issue 31

Hello and welcome back.

We hope you’ve had a great start to 2022. 

In 2021, we read thousands of articles so you didn’t have to. (You’re welcome 😉)

We curated the best content and summarized over 300 articles so you could be the smartest mushroom in the room, covering over 45 conditions and disorders that could potentially be treated with psychedelics 🤯 

This is just the beginning… Get ready for another year of groundbreaking research, inspiring stories, and major business deals. 

Here’s what’s in store for you in today’s issue:

🍄 Take a psychedelic retreat from your bed

🍄 The African shrub that could solve the opioid crisis

🍄 How to make your NY’s resolutions stick

🍄 How psychedelic therapy just got A LOT more accessible for Canadians

🍄 And more.

Be sure to check out this week’s Daily Mushroom podcast:

What physicians really think about psilocybin

On this episode of the Daily Mushroom Podcast, we have Dr. Lyle Oberg, co-founder, and CEO of MYND life sciences. Dr. Oberg has been had an extensive career across many sectors, including working as a family physician and a Chief Policy and Medical Officer at a cannabis company. He was also part of the Alberta government for 15 years as Minister of Finance, Social Services, Learning, and more. Stick around to hear what Dr. Oberg has to say, we are sure it will give a new insight into the world of psychedelics!

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Microdoses for the whole family

Here’s a fun way to bond with grandma…

Mindset Pharma (MSET) filed a patent for psilocybin microdoses that have potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD. 

The compounds may promote cognitive benefits without the liability of a psychedelic experience, making them suitable for “fragile population groups” like children and the elderly, according to the company’s Chief Scientific Officer.

Could this African shrub solve the opioid crisis?

MindMed (MNMD) developed a non-hallucinogenic molecule based on ibogaine, the psychoactive compound in the African iboga plant, and it’s showing potential to treat opioid addiction.

How? 🤔

The compound has demonstrated the ability to reduce opioid use and ease withdrawal symptoms by regulating excessive dopamine fluctuations.

An upcoming Phase 2a trial will put the compound to the test.

Make your New Year’s resolutions stick

Spent too much time gaming or had too much sex in 2021? 

We’re guessing you didn’t answer yes to both, but if you struggle with one of these things, ketamine therapy could help you make changes this year 😉

Awakn Life Sciences (AWKN) received ethics approval to expand its ketamine study. In addition to investigating Gambling Disorder, it will now cover three more behavioral addictions: Internet Gaming Disorder, Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, and Binge Eating Disorder.

The goal is to “harness a window in which the brain is able to make new connections” to create lasting behaviour changes. 

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The quest to treat addiction

After his brother overdosed in 2019, Timothy Ko founded Entheon Biomedical (ENBI) on his quest to find a better treatment for addiction through psychedelic therapy.

The company is focused on advancing the DMT molecule to treat substance use disorders. It just submitted a regulatory package to an ethics committee for a human clinical trial on healthy smokers, which will be one of the most comprehensive studies of DMT ever.

Entheon has also begun recruiting patients with treatment-resistant depression for a ketamine therapy study, which will be conducted with Heading Health LLC. The study will use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset and genetic screening to:

  • Understand how ketamine influences brainwave patterns
  • Investigate how genetic markers influence ketamine response
  • Explore the effects of music on therapeutic outcomes
  • Develop a framework for characterizing the psychedelic drug state

Take a psychedelic retreat from your bed

Psychedelic retreats are inaccessible to most due to high costs, length of treatments, and travel restrictions. Who has ten thousand dollars to drop on a week in Jamaica?

That’s why Ei.Ventures is investing (heavily) in the Metaverse.

The company purchased a $2.2M estate in The Sandbox virtual world – the third largest land sale in the Metaverse ever. 

The goal? 

To provide “wondrous” psychedelic journeys through the Hawaiian islands, or outer space, using VR technology.

Sound like the ideal setting for your next trip?

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Filament Health (FH) received Health Canada approval for a psilocybin microdosing study on 100 patients with persistent depression, which will be funded by the Nikean Foundation.

The McQuade Centre for Strategic Research and Development (MSRD), a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical (one of Japan’s biggest pharma companies), invested $5M in Mindset Pharma to support its drug development.

MindBio Therapeutics is aiming to develop a “smart drug delivery technology” that can use patient data to determine an optimal microdose for each individual.

Compass Pathways’ (CMPS) early psilocybin research was published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology this week. The study suggests that both low and high doses of psilocybin are safe to administer in group settings and do not have negative impacts on thought patterns or processing of emotions. 

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Psychedelic therapy just got A LOT more accessible for Canadians

Until now, the only way for patients to access psychedelic therapy outside a clinical trial was to apply for a Section 56 exemption and wait months on end to (possibly) receive approval from Health Canada.

Despite six more patients receiving the exemption over the holidays, the system remains flawed.

Thankfully, this Wednesday, Health Canada made an amendment to this thing called the Special Access Program (SAP), which enables healthcare practitioners to request access to drugs that are not yet approved, but have shown promise in clinical trials.

The amendment allows practitioners to request access to psilocybin and MDMA for their patients with serious, life-threatening, or treatment-adverse conditions. And the best part: requests are typically processed in just 1 day! 🎉

While this does not guarantee access for patients, it certainly feels like a big step in the right direction.

To learn more about the amendment, check out TheraPsil’s free webinar on Jan. 19th.

WA pushes for psilocybin sessions for all

Washington State legislators introduced a bill that would legalize supported psilocybin sessions for “nearly any purpose” – no medical diagnosis required.

The experiences would be administered by state-licensed facilitators at licensed service centers or, in some cases, remotely.

Goodbye styrofoam 👋

M2Bio Sciences developed a sustainable alternative to styrofoam out of mushroom mycelium and hemp. 

The foamy material, appropriately named Hempcelium, is fully biodegradable and can even remove industrial toxins from groundwater and soil.

Plus, it takes less energy to produce than styrofoam and can be grown into any shape.

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Filament Health to Participate in Key Psychedelics Conferences in December 2021

Filament Health to Participate in Key Psychedelics Conferences in December 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, December 1, 2021  –  Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS) (“Filament” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company, today announced that it will participate in the following upcoming events in December 2021:

  • Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics Conference to be held virtually and live in New York City from December 1-5, 2021. Filament CEO, Benjamin Lightburn, will be attending the conference in New York City on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
  • H.C. Wainwright 2nd Annual Psychedelics Conference to be held virtually on December 6, 2021. An on-demand presentation featuring Mr. Lightburn will be available beginning at 7:00 am EST on Monday, December 6, 2021. 
  • GCI Summit Psychedelics Conference to be held virtually on December 7-9, 2021. Mr. Lightburn will be presenting alongside Ryan Moss, Filament’s Director of Research, and Dr. Joshua Woolley, Director, Translational Psychedelic Research Program (TrPR) at University of California San Francisco on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST, with the session available on-demand post-broadcast.

To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Filament’s management at the H.C. Wainwright Conference, please contact KCSA Strategic Communications at KCSA-investor-relations@filament.health or an H.C. Wainwright representative directly, or book meeting times through the H.C. Wainwright event platform. 

ABOUT FILAMENT HEALTH (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS)

FFilament Health is a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company. We believe that safe, standardized, naturally-derived psychedelic medicines can improve the lives of many, and our mission is to see them in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament’s platform of proprietary intellectual property enables the discovery, development, and delivery of natural psychedelic medicines for clinical development. We are paving the way with the first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates.

Learn more at www.filament.health and on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACT

Anna Cordon, Director of Communications
778.245.9067
anna@filament.health

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

KCSA Strategic Communications
Tim Regan/Adam Holdsworth
347.487.6788
KCSA-investor-relations@filament.health

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

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