'Unnecessarily cruel': Toronto sends eviction notices to encampment in churchyard

About six months ago, an encampment sprung up outside the Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields in downtown Toronto. On Nov. 14, the city served its occupants with a 14-day notice of trespass enforcement. (Dr. Andrew Baback Boozary photo) About six months ago, an encampment sprung up outside the Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields in downtown Toronto. On Nov. 14, the city served its occupants with a 14-day notice of trespass enforcement. (Dr. Andrew Baback Boozary photo)

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Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops?

Magic mushroom dispensaries are popping up in cities across Canada, with customers ranging from those looking for treatment for depression or PTSD to people wanting to 'micro-dose' a small amount of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms. But while the situation is in some ways reminiscent of when cannabis retailers set up shop before marijuana was legalized in 2018, Health Canada says there are no plans to legalize or decriminalize psilocybin products.