Magic Medicine (2018)


Can magic mushrooms cure depression? This documentary follows the first medical trial to explore the use of psilocybin as a treatment for clinical depression.


In 2012 a team of medical researchers asked themselves, “what would happen if we gave psilocybin (magic mushrooms) to people suffering from severe depression”? It took them three years to get the necessary permissions to find out.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Monty Wales.
  • Producer(s):
    • Lizzie Gillett.
    • Monty Wales.
  • Writer(s):
    • Monty Wales.
  • Music:
    • Christopher White.
  • Cinematography:
    • Monty Wales.
  • Editor(s):
    • John Mister.
  • Production:
    • Life Cycle Films.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Dartmouth Films (2018) (UK) (theatrical).
  • Release Date: 09 November 2018 (London, UK).
  • Running Time: 79 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

Can Mushrooms be the New Cannabis?

In the attached article, from The Economist, investors are hoping that medical psychedelics will be the new cannabis.

It briefly looks at how Ketamine and psilocybin (which gives mushrooms their magic) are being researched for their potential effects on psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.


The Economist. (2019) Medical Psychedelics: Shroom to Grow. The Economist. 16 October 2019.