As a society we rarely discuss death. Heck, we can’t even say the words – that someone has died or is dead – instead using euphemisms like “passed on” or “gone.” Imagine how much harder it is to know that you are dying and doing so quite soon.

That’s the situation Laurie Brooks found herself in – diagnosed as terminal and in an end-of-life existential crisis in a world that doesn’t provide much support for that process either.

The magic in the mushrooms

Enter magic mushrooms.  As the Dosed 2 movie synopsis says, “Laurie, a terminally ill cancer patient and loving mother of four, was granted the right to legally use psilocybin to treat her end-of-life anxiety.” DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime is a follow-up to the well-received 2019 documentary DOSED by the same filmmakers, Tyler Chandler and Nicholas Meyers.

Laurie discovered that a non-profit company called TheraPsil was getting Section 56 exemptions from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for terminal patients and signed on with them to see if these mushrooms could help her. Which they did.

These exemptions can “contribute a whole new class of pharmacological tools and resources to the profession.” TheraPsil founder Dr. Bruce Tobin, a B.C.-based psychotherapist, told VICE News.

The movie synopsis continues.”She then embarks on a remarkable journey of personal transformation and healing while exploring lesser known possible cures for cancer, like cannabis oil,” which you’ll notice our Garyth and his big grin in the movie as he whips up some weed oil with her.

Laurie shows that the possibilities of healing ourselves and society using tools such as psychedelics is most certain and very possible.

How you can help

DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime has the potential to save millions of lives by raising awareness about the healing powers of psychedelic medicine. Please help the cause by joining Dosed 2’s InstagramFacebook, and Twitter and giving them a like, follow, share and comment. This independent documentary relies on the generous support of people like yourself. Please donate using PayPal to assist with marketing and promotional costs for the upcoming theatrical tour of DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime.