From jihadism to far-right violence: Montreal anti-radicalization centre shifts focus

Louis Audet Gosselin, scientific and strategic director for the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, is seen at the centre’s office, Monday, November 21, 2022 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Louis Audet Gosselin, scientific and strategic director for the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, is seen at the centre’s office, Monday, November 21, 2022 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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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.