Psilocybin: Calls to ease restrictions on magic mushroom drug

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A Labour MP says she thought ending her own life "would be a kindness" for those dealing with her mental health condition.An MP has called on the government to ease restrictions on a drug found in magic mushrooms to allow it to be used to treat mental health conditions.

The MP for Warrington North said she was first diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being the victim of a crime. "It feels like institutional cruelty to condemn us to our misery when there are proven, safe, and effective treatment options if the government would only let us access them," she said.Psilocybin is currently listed under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, alongside other substances including MDMA and LSD.

He told the Commons it was "scandalous" the government had not prioritised reclassifying psilocybin and that it was "unethical to wait any longer".

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