Optimi Health Signs Psilocybin Supply Agreement With Halucenex Life Sciences Inc.

Optimi Health Signs Psilocybin Supply Agreement With Halucenex Life Sciences Inc.

Halucenex to receive recently harvested first batch of psilocybe cubensis

VANCOUVER, BC — Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI) (OTCQX: OPTHF) (FRA: 8BN) (“Optimi” or the “Company”), a homegrown, Canadian company producing natural, scalable, and accessible mushroom formulations for transformational human experiences, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a supply agreement with Halucenex Life Sciences Inc. (“Halucenex”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Creso Pharma of Australia (ASX: CPH). Halucenex is based in Windsor, Nova Scotia and is a life sciences company focused on researching novel psychedelic compounds, developing and licensing psychedelic compounds for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, and conducting clinical trials on the medical benefits of psychedelic medicine.

Additionally, Optimi wishes to confirm that the supply agreement pertains to the entirety of the Company’s recently harvested first batch of psilocybe cubensis mushrooms at its Princeton, British Columbia facility. The mushrooms will be supplied to Halucenex in the form of whole, dried mushroom fruiting bodies.

“This first supply agreement, coming so soon after our first complete cultivation cycle, is a powerful affirmation of our decision to pursue the development of natural, GMP psilocybin,” said Bill Ciprick, CEO of Optimi. “From this initial proof-of-concept batch, our cultivation team will continue to scale our operations to meet the demands of the sector, domestically and internationally with licensed entities and for individual patients within Canada according to the terms of the Special Access Program.”

Halucenex CEO, Bill Fleming, says the agreement with Optimi is one both companies will benefit from.

“We’re very excited to be moving forward on this supply agreement with the team at Optimi Health,” said Fleming. “Among our top priorities in the development of a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapeutic model for conditions such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder has been to secure a safe, consistent supply of GMP psilocybin.”

Authorized parties interested in purchasing Optimi psilocybin and functional mushroom products should send an email to sales@optimihealth.ca where a member of the sales team will respond within 24 hours.


Optimi Health Inc. is a homegrown, Canadian success story producing and supplying natural, EU-GMP grade psilocybin and functional mushrooms that focus on the health and wellness markets. Built with the purpose to produce scalable, natural mushroom formulations for transformational human experiences, the Company’s goal is to be the number one trusted, compassionate supplier of safe, natural GMP grade psilocybin across the world. With a vertically integrated approach, Optimi intends to cultivate, extract, process and distribute high quality functional and psychedelic mushroom products at its two facilities comprising a total of 20,000 square feet in Princeton, British Columbia.

To fully investigate the science of mushrooms, the Company has received a research exemption under Health Canada Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) for the use of psilocybin and psilocin for scientific purposes via its wholly owned subsidiary Optimi Labs Inc. Optimi has also been granted a dealer’s license under Canada’s Narcotic Control Regulations governing possession, distribution, sale, laboratory analysis of and research and development of psilocybin and psilocin formulations. Optimi is committed to expert cultivation and quality production subject to and in accordance with the terms of all applicable laws and governing regulations to ensure safe, superior Canadian fungi production.

Optimi was recently granted an amendment to its Dealer’s Licence by Health Canada, allowing the Company to possess a quota of up to 5000kg of dried psilocybin mushrooms – the equivalent of 10kg of psilocybin – and 100g of psilocin.


Halucenex operates a 6000 sq ft medical facility in Windsor, Nova Scotia with six treatment rooms and a secure laboratory dedicated to performing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and clinical research. Halucenex intends to maintain control over all aspects of the product development process – mycological research, extraction technology, and synthetic formulation as well as drug delivery technologies, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and regulatory affairs.

Clinically, Halucenex is focused on researching psilocybin, psilocybin-derivatives, and other psychedelic medicine for the purposes of treating clients suffering from PTSD and anxiety using its comprehensive psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy treatment model. Halucenex is committed to advancing the science around the use of psilocybin in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy by:

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Creso Pharma’s wholly-owned Canadian psychedelics subsidiary, Halucenex Life Sciences Inc. awarded Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence Amendment from Health Canada

Creso Pharma’s wholly-owned Canadian psychedelics subsidiary, Halucenex Life Sciences Inc. awarded Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence Amendment from Health Canada

• Halucenex’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence from Health Canada
(“Dealer’s Licence”) upgraded to include production and packaging amendments
• Halucenex now possesses the most extensive licence in regards to Controlled Drugs and
Substances that can be awarded by Health Canada, which is anticipated to be a major
competitive advantage – with all 5 possible licence categories now granted
• Additions to Dealer’s Licence allow Halucenex to commence manufacturing of synthetic
and botanical psilocybin and other psychedelic compounds
• Growing process and additional synthetic product formulation to commence imminently,
alongside equipment commissioning , extraction and formulation protocols
• Manufacturing and sales capacity has the potential to unlock additional revenue streams
for Halucenex through the sale of finished psilocybin product to other licence holders
• Initial discussions underway with potential customers across Canada to use Halucenex’s
products in clinical trial and R&D settings
• Subject to favourable legislation, Halucenex could be one of very few companies that can
provide finished psilocybin to patients, doctors and clinics for medical purposes
• Amendments are expected to provide significant competitive advantages and allow the
Company to broaden its scope of work
• Additional R&D, clinical trial processes, comparative studies and extraction initiatives to
progress potential product development and licencing opportunities
• Additional R&D and genetic studies anticipated to provide strong basis for product
formulation and allow Halucenex to pursue licencing and joint venture opportunities
• Studies to add to the growing body of evidence for the use of psilocybin – this is expected
to allow for ongoing data collection, strengthened IP and potential government relations
• Amended Licence provides strong foundation for Halucenex to lodge Clinical Trial
Authorisation (“CTA”) with Health Canada
• CTA lodgement expected to occur in the coming weeks – providing a strong basis for the
Company to progress phase II clinical trial
• Phase II clinical trial to test efficacy of psilocybin on treatment resistant PTSD expected to
commence Q2 CY2022

Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH, OTC:COPHF, FRA:1X8) (‘Creso Pharma’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to advise that wholly-owned, Canadian based psychedelics company, Halucenex Life Sciences Inc. (“Halucenex”) has secured an amendment to its Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence from Health Canada (“Dealer’s Licence”) on 29 November 2021 (refer ASX announcement: 16 August 2021).

The amendments allow the Company to now produce, package and assemble psychedelic substances including psilocybin, ketamine, LSD, salvia divinorum, harmaline, salvinorin A, and MDMA amongst others (“Approved Controlled Substances”).

The additions follow the receipt of an initial Dealer’s Licence in August 2021, allowing Halucenex to possess, sell, transport, deliver and conduct R&D on the Approved Controlled Substances. The final amendments provide Creso Pharma with the most comprehensive approvals that can be awarded by Health Canada in relation to controlled substances.
Following the receipt of the amendments, Halucenex intends to commence the growing of its own botanical psilocybin and manufacturing of synthetic psilocybin. This will allow for detailed comparative studies, formulation testing, internal clinical trials, additional extraction opportunities and the sale of finished goods and products to other licenced dealers unlocking another potential revenue stream for the Company.

Given the supply bottleneck of psilocybin for research purposes, Halucenex is witnessing a high level of demand for both botanical and synthetic psilocybin and has fielded a number of enquiries from potential customers. Once growing and formulation processes are complete, Halucenex will be well placed to progress the sale of its products to other licenced dealers across Canada. This is expected to unlock an additional revenue stream for the Company.

Further, should the legislation regarding the use of psilocybin and other controlled substances change, Halucenex would be able to provide both synthetic and botanic psilocybin to doctors, clinics and patients for medical purposes. Halucenex will also be able to conduct more in-depth R&D on both its own botanic and synthetic psilocybin. This will include extraction studies, product formulation and genetic studies, allowing the
Company to gain a much better understanding of psilocybin-based Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and how these can be used across multiple delivery methods.

The Company is confident that further in-house studies will add to the growing body of evidence for the use of psilocybin and may lead to potential shifts towards reimbursement from large regulatory and government bodies. The ongoing R&D will also assist Halucenex to cater specific formulations for potential licencing and joint venture opportunities.
The licence amendment will provide a strong basis for the Company to lodge its Clinical Trial Authorisation with Health Canada to progress its planned phase II clinical trial to test the efficacy of psilocybin on treatment resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Company continues to work through the application and expects to lodge the application with the regulatory body in the coming weeks. The amended Dealer’s Licence will be valid until 31 August 2022 and thereafter, be subject to Health Canada’s standard licence renewal process, which in is line with Health Canada’s standard policies.

Further details on the scope of the Dealer’s Licence are set out in the Company’s release dated 16 August 2021.

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Halucenex CEO and Founder Mr Bill Fleming, added: “To be awarded the final components of our Dealer’s Licence from Health Canada is a major achievement for Halucenex. It follows extensive reviews of documentation and site security from the regulator, illustrating the high standard of our operations.

“The amendments provide Halucenex with the most comprehensive licence it could possibly obtain at this stage and is anticipated to unlock significant competitive advantages. We will now begin the steps towards synthetic psilocybin manufacture and botanical psilocybin growing immediately. Both of these initiatives have the potential to deliver a number of commercial and R&D benefits and will shape future
product development, clinical trials and potential licencing agreements. Further, this will allow the Company to leverage its extraction facilities and begin working towards completing our clinical trial authorisation with Health Canada.

”This development has placed us ahead of some of our competition and we look forward to expediting a number of activities to drive growth.”

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About Creso Pharma
Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH) brings the best of cannabis to better the lives of people and animals. It brings pharmaceutical expertise and methodological rigor to the cannabis world and strives for the highest quality in its products. It develops cannabis and hemp derived therapeutic, nutraceutical, and life style products with wide patient and consumer reach for human and animal health.

Creso Pharma uses GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) development and manufacturing standards for its products as a reference of quality excellence with initial product registrations in Switzerland. It has worldwide rights for a number of unique and proprietary innovative delivery technologies which enhance the bioavailability and absorption of cannabinoids. To learn more please visit:
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Allmendstrasse 11 | 6310 Steinhausen | Schweiz
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