Calgarians encouraged to buy gifts from local businesses this Christmas

A sign encouraging people to shop locally hangs in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) A sign encouraging people to shop locally hangs in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

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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.