When I visited the store on Wednesday, it sat closed with a few clear plastic bins littering its disordered interior. The lurid blue and pink fungi illustrations that adorned the windows were missing, but an employee told me to check out the online shop FunGuyz where they have ten stores across Ontario. She said police have been watching the location, but that no tickets or products have been seized.
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Christian said he and his partner have been running the business since March. They want to see how the community responds before they expand beyond Winnipeg. They hope to open more locations in Ottawa, Hamilton and Toronto next year. “We know it’s illegal,” he says. “We’re hoping to get the same response that they got in Vancouver, where there was a lot of support for it and no hassles from police.”
Although magic mushroom consumption is still illegal in Canada, government-sanctioned experiments are underway, including one run by two self-described “contemporary shamans” who provide luxury mushroom experiences that combine metaphysics, somatic therapy and mindset training. They are among the many Canadians who say they’re growing more comfortable with microdosing — taking small doses of hallucinogens like mushrooms to increase empathy and reduce stress.