The Trip of a Lifetime

DOSED 2 Screening with Dr. Gabor Maté & Dennis McKenna Q&A

Mark your calendar – DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime is coming to the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on  August 3rd! 

If you haven’t seen the original DOSED, check it out here. The award-winning documentary follows a woman overcoming opioid addiction with psilocybin and iboga.

DOSED 2 shares the remarkable story of a terminally-ill cancer patient who was granted the right to try psilocybin mushrooms to treat her end of life anxiety.

The special event premiere screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with:

  • Renowned addiction expert and author Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Legendary psychonaut Dennis McKenna
  • Psychedelic therapist (and your fave Daily Mushroom Podcast guest) Dave Phillips
  • Patient Laurie Brooks
  • Filmmakers Tyler Chandler & Nicholas Meyers
  • And more!

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Activists arrested at DEA protest

Protestors of psilocybin ban arrested at DEA headquarters

At least 17 activists were arrested for protesting at the DEA headquarters. The purpose of the protest was to raise awareness about the DEA’s obstruction of access to psilocybin therapy, which should be legal for terminally ill patients through the Right to Try (RTT) laws.

“There is urgent need for the DEA to accommodate RTT and enable access (to psilocybin). This demonstration shines the bright light of public concern and outrage on this agency’s conduct,” says Kathryn Tucker, the attorney behind the litigation.

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Enveric Biosciences Expands Portfolio of Drug Development Candidates and Files New Provisional Patent Application

Enveric Biosciences Expands Portfolio of Drug Development Candidates and Files New Provisional Patent Application

NAPLES, Fla., March 29, 2022 /CNW/ –Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a neuroscience company developing next-generation, psychedelic-inspired mental health medicines, announces the filing of a provisional patent application based on new discoveries by the Company.

The application describes more than 100 novel individual molecules and, if the broadest claims are allowed, could protect more than 10,000 possible new drug development candidates. The patent application and claimed drug candidates fall into the Company’s EVM201 second-generation, psychedelic-derived drug development program, with an initial target indication of cancer-related distress (CRD) and the potential to be expanded into additional mental health indications.

Dr. Peter Facchini, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer at Enveric, noted, “Our proprietary PsyAI™ artificial intelligence technology was used to design and provisionally rank a large and diverse collection of psychedelic-inspired molecules for further development. The majority of these new molecules, all of which are protected by this most recent provisional patent application, have already been synthesized in quantities sufficient to evaluate their safety and pharmacological properties, including receptor-binding profiles and behavioral analyses in animals. Based on our extensive in silico and experimental data, we are hopeful that we can nominate our lead candidates for entry into Enveric’s EVM201 preclinical development later this year.”

About Cancer Related Distress
The aim of palliative care for patients with cancer is to alleviate suffering.1 Patients facing life-threatening illness often feel hopeless, powerless, and demoralized.1 They suffer clinically significant anxiety and depression, and the resulting existential distress can lead to a loss of meaning or purpose in life and a desire for hastened death.1 As many as 1 in 2 patients with cancer experience significant psychological distress, collectively referred to as Cancer Related Distress (CRD).2 Available treatments for psychological distress have had limited efficacy in patients with cancer. 1 Psychedelic-assisted therapy has recently shown exceptional promise in helping to alleviate the psychological and existential burdens, including CRD, that many patients with life-threatening illnesses face every day.1


  1. Rosenbaum D, Boyle AB, Rosenblum AM, Ziai S, Chasen MR. Psychedelics for psychological and existential distress in palliative and cancer care. Curr Oncol. 2019;26(4):225-226. Doi: 10.3747/co.26.5009
  2. Mehnert S, Hartung TJ, Friedrich M, et al. one in two cancer patients is significantly distressed: prevalence and indicators of distress. Psycho-Oncology. 2018;27(1):75-82. Doi: 10.1002/pon.4464

About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) is a cutting-edge neuroscience company developing next-generation psychedelic-inspired mental health medicines. Enveric’s robust pipeline supports drug development from the clinic to commercialization for millions of patients in need around the world suffering from conditions that include cancer-related distress, PTSD, and more. For more information, please visit

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Enveric Biosciences and University of Calgary Collaborate on a Groundbreaking Clinical Trial for EVM-101 in Cancer Related Distress

Enveric Biosciences and University of Calgary Collaborate on a Groundbreaking Clinical Trial for EVM-101 in Cancer Related Distress

Enveric Biosciences (ENVB) will partner with the University of Calgary to study oral psilocybin for cancer-related distress. Patient enrollment will begin by the end of this year or early next year.

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Novamind Hosts Clinical Trial to Advance Ketamine Therapy for End-of-Life Patients

Novamind Hosts Clinical Trial to Advance Ketamine Therapy for End-of-Life Patients

TORONTO, ON / February 3, 2022 / Novamind Inc. (CSE: NM | OTCQB: NVMDF | FSE: HN2) (“Novamind” or the “Company”), a leading mental health company specialized in psychedelic medicine, today announced it has been selected by the Ketamine Research Foundation (KRF) to host a phase II clinical trial investigating ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) for adults with life-threatening illness (the “Conscious Dying/Conscious Living Trial”).

The FDA approval of the study’s KAP protocol marks a first in the investigation of KAP for end-of-life patients and its potential to serve as a model of care for this difficult-to-treat population. The mental health toll of a terminal illness is well-documented; between 24% to 70% of patients experience depression with significant negative impacts on quality of life.1 For patients with shortened life expectancy, ketamine may reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and existential distress, and improve quality of life. Over the course of six weeks, study participants will undergo two KAP sessions at Novamind’s Murray, Utah research site under the supervision of clinical experts.

“This study is an important addition to the clinical care and research opportunities for patients within the Psychedelic Palliative Care program that we are building at Novamind,” said Dr. Paul Thielking, Chief Scientific Officer and Principal Investigator at Novamind’s Murray research site. “I’ve worked with this population for most of my career and, unfortunately, I’ve sometimes felt limited in what I can offer my patients to ease their emotional distress. The findings will contribute to the evidence for using KAP with patients who have a life-threatening illness and offer new insights into alternative treatments.”

The Conscious Dying/Conscious Living Trial is sponsored by the KRF, a non-profit leader in ketamine research, advocacy and clinical training. Phil Wolfson, MD is the Founder and CEO of KRF and a pioneering practitioner and instructor of KAP. He is also a Principal Investigator for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)-sponsored phase II study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for individuals with significant anxiety due to life-threatening illnesses.

Dr. Wolfson commented, “Ketamine is still considered a novel treatment option for psychiatric illness and can sometimes be seen as controversial. Now with FDA approval, we’re hopeful that this ground-breaking study will demonstrate KAP’s potential to relieve distress and serve as a model for practitioners of palliative care, hospice and mental health professionals engaged with those who are facing death, to assist in their attitudes and choices for their remaining time.”

To learn more about the Conscious Dying/Conscious Living Trial, please visit this link.

About Novamind
Novamind is a leading mental health company enabling safe access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics and clinical research sites. Novamind provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other novel treatments through its network of integrative mental health clinics and operates a full-service contract research organization specialized in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine. For more information on how Novamind is enhancing mental wellness and guiding people through their entire healing journey, visit

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Telephone: +1 (647) 953 9512

Samantha DeLenardo, VP, Communications

Investor Relations

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1: J Palliat Med . 2021 May;24(5):767-781. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0659. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

A trippy (family-friendly) vacay

Novamind Launches New Psychedelic Palliative Care Program

Patients in palliative care have higher rates of depression – could a psychedelic retreat change this?

Yesterday, Novamind (NM) launched a first-of-its-kind program to help both patients and their families cope with terminal illness.

The program, called “Psychedelic Palliative Care by Novamind”, combines psychedelic-assisted therapy with workshops, multi-day immersive retreats, and group support at its recently-opened clinic in Murray, Utah.

“Due to psychedelic medicine’s generally low side effect burden and fast-acting nature, it shows promise for patients who are physically ill and might have limited life expectancies,” said Novamind’s Chief Scientific Officer.

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Managing pain across the globe


Could microdosing + this new technology reduce pain in cancer patients?

MindBio Therapeutics is developing a technology platform to integrate with psychedelic therapy to prevent the mental health of cancer patients from deteriorating.

By utilizing wearable devices, the platform is designed to help with pain management to prevent depression, existential distress and anxiety.

MindBio Therapeutics will use the mindfulness app in an upcoming  Phase 2 microdosing trial, which is funded by the New Zealand government, to see if it provides additional benefits to late-stage cancer patients compared to microdosing alone.

The company aims to commercialize the application globally and believes the tech has potential to receive government funding in Europe.

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Blackhawk Growth’s MindBio Therapeutics Plans to Commercialize Intellectual Property Generated from the University of Auckland’s Clinical Trial in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in Advanced Stage Cancer Patients

Blackhawk Growth’s MindBio Therapeutics Plans to Commercialize Intellectual Property Generated from the University of Auckland’s Clinical Trial in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in Advanced Stage Cancer Patients

Vancouver, British Columbia – TheNewswire – September 16, 2021 – Blackhawk Growth Corp. (CSE:BLR); (CNSX:BLR.CN); (OTC:BLRZF); (Frankfurt:0JJ) (the “Company” or “Blackhawk”) is pleased to provide an update on MindBio Therapeutics Pty Ltd. (“MindBio Therapeutics”), a clinical stage drug development company conducting research into microdosing and medicinal use of psychedelic medicine.

MindBio Therapeutics plans to commercialize the intellectual property generated from the University of Auckland’s clinical trial in psychedelic assisted therapy in advanced-stage cancer patients. The administration of high-dose psychedelic compounds have shown clinically significant benefits in the treatment of psychological distress in advanced cancer patients. However, psychedelics at high doses can vividly alter perceptions; an experience that poses challenges in this vulnerable population. ‘Microdosing’ – repeated administration of psychedelics in low doses does not alter perceptions but may offer similar benefit in reducing anxiety, depression and existential distress. This study will evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial comparing psychedelic-microdose assisted in people who have advanced cancer and anxiety or depression.

Participants will be randomised to receive psychotherapy alongside doses of either an LSD microdose or placebo. The feasibility, acceptability, safety and potential psychological benefits of this intervention will be assessed. The findings will inform the development of a larger trial and provide initial indication of potential benefits of psychedelic microdosing in advanced cancer.

About Blackhawk Growth

Blackhawk is an investment holding looking to create substantial value for its shareholders through the acquisition and development of high growth companies. It has focused its investments in the health, cannabis and cannabidiol industries in both Canada and the United States. Its portfolio of companies includes Sac Pharma, LeichtMind Clinics, Noble Hemp, Spaced Food, NuWave Foods, and MindBio Therapeutics. Blackhawk continues to bring its investments to cash flow and is growing at an exceeding pace.

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Mindset Pharma Selects Treatment-Resistant Depression and End of Life Cancer Angst as Indications for MSP-1014, its Novel Psilocybin-Inspired Clinical Candidate

Mindset Pharma Selects Treatment-Resistant Depression and End of Life Cancer Angst as Indications for MSP-1014, its Novel Psilocybin-Inspired Clinical Candidate

TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mindset Pharma Inc. (CSE: MSET) (FSE: 9DF) (OTCQB: MSSTF) (“Mindset” or the “Company”), a drug discovery and development company focused on creating optimized and patentable next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders with unmet medical needs, today announced that it has selected Treatment-Resistant Depression (“TRD”) and End of Life Angst as initial target indications for its lead clinical candidate, MSP-1014. MSP-1014 is a novel patent-pending drug candidate that, based on preclinical data, shows potential to be a safer second generation psilocybin-like therapy with decreased potential for side effects.

“Psilocybin has demonstrated encouraging efficacy in treating TRD and End of Life Cancer Angst in a number of clinical studies and we believe our novel drug candidate, MSP-1014, represents a safer and more scalable evolution to its psilocybin predecessor,” said James Lanthier, CEO of Mindset. “TRD represents a large and untreated population with ⅓ of major depressive disorder sufferers resistant to presently available treatments1, while End of Life Angst is a major cause of depression and anxiety with limited treatment options. We see an opportunity to bridge a significant treatment gap with our next generation medicine and plan to advance MSP-1014, as well as other candidates across our library of patent-pending compounds, through the regulatory process as quickly as possible.”

“In a head-to-head comparison with psilocybin, MSP-1014 demonstrated superior head twitch response and minimal change in core body temperature, which suggests our compound potentially produces a greater hallucinogenic response with an improved safety profile,” stated Joseph Araujo, Chief Scientific Officer of Mindset. “Furthermore, MSP-1014 leverages Mindset’s proprietary psilocybin synthesis process, enabling scale-up efficiency in manufacturing and positioning us well for progressing our novel drug candidate through to clinical trials.”

To watch a video of Mindset’s CEO discussing the announcement in greater detail, please visit:

1Jaffe, D.H., Rive, B. & Denee, T.R. The humanistic and economic burden of treatment-resistant depression in Europe: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry 19, 247 (2019).

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Jason Atkinson, VP, Corporate Development
Phone: 416-479-4094

About Mindset Pharma Inc.
Mindset Pharma Inc. is a drug discovery and development company focused on creating optimized and patentable next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders with unmet needs. Mindset was established in order to develop next generation pharmaceutical assets that leverage the breakthrough therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs. Mindset is developing several novel families of next generation psychedelic compounds, as well as an innovative process to chemically synthesize psilocybin as well as its own proprietary compounds.

For further information on Mindset, please visit our website at

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How to tell if a rat is tripping

Mindset Pharma Develops Highly Specialized Preclinical Rodent Trained Studies with Its Drugs to Differentiate Between Their Psychedelic and Non-Psychedelic Effects

Mindset Pharma (MSET) developed a new test that eliminates one of the biggest challenges of developing a new psychedelic drug.

It can difficult to determine whether or not animals perceive a psychedelic experience when testing a new drug, but human trials are much more expensive. Mindset’s test offers a new solution.

By training rats to discriminate psilocybin from saline, Mindset developed a test that allows rats to communicate whether or not they perceive a new drug to be similar to psilocybin, which will help the company select its lead compounds for human clinical trials.

The company also announced that its psilocybin-inspired compound, MSP-1014, will target treatment resistant depression and end of life cancer angst.