For many, COVID-19 has made one day blur into the next and each month merge with another in a sameness that’s different from the pre-pandemic feeling of time passing.
But there are some who are never untethered from clocks and calendars as they confront something far more personally profound than even COVID-19.
They cope with terminal illness, and the existential grief and anxiety that comes with an end-of-life diagnosis.
Last year I wrote about what seemed to be enlightenment and compassion from the federal health minister. Patty Hajdu used her authority under Section 56 of Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to grant legal access to psilocybin for terminal patients. In at least one case Hajdu gave the exemption to a woman with a crippling life-long mental illness.
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