Dr. Max Jones, a plant scientist at the Ontario Agricultural College, spoke to several media outlets about his and fellow researcher Dr. Gale Bozzo’s, new licence from Health Canada to cultivate and study “magic mushrooms.”
The news was featured in the U.S. publication High Times, with the article noting that psilocybin has the potential to treat various mental health disorders
To CTV Kitchener, Jones explained the project hopes to find out what else “magic mushrooms” are producing that is beneficial to humans. Speaking to GuelphToday, Jones said he hopes to compile a public resource for other researchers further on.
A professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, Jones’ research interests include medicinal plants and cannabis biotechnologies.