Magic mushrooms and MDMA will be available for mental health therapeutics starting July 1st this year. Australia will be leading the charge, being the very first country to introduce psychedelics as an official medicinal therapy for mental health, with the exception of course to indigenous practices.

But many details of how it will be accessible, costs, who will be qualified to distribute the substances, all remain unclear.

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Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Head of Health Economics Monash University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 12 May 2023