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As the psychedelics industry grows, companies are attempting to position themselves as leaders of different verticals within the space. 

Some are focusing on drug development for regulatory approval, while others are choosing to build out networks of clinics that will be able to deliver those medications to patients. Still others are attaining licenses to import and distribute substances while a handful are running “psychedelics retreats” in jurisdictions where such programs are legal.

Novamind, a Toronto-based company with operations in the US and Europe, is trying to do a little bit everything.

The company is focused on building out an infrastructure that offers a “spectrum of services,” Novamind CEO and cofounder Yaron Conforti told Business Insider. Novamind currently has clinics in Utah that are set up to administer ketamine-based treatments to patients for mental health conditions. The company also says it oversees research to help develop new psychedelic medicines and runs psilocybin retreats in Europe and South America.

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Novamind is the latest psychedelics startup looking to list publicly on a Canadian exchange. The company follows in the footsteps of at least a dozen others that have listed publicly in the past few months. 

Most companies have gone public on Canadian exchanges like the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Compass Pathways, the only psychedelics company to list on the NASDAQ, went public in September and currently has a market value of more than $1.7 billion. Compass is developing psilocybin-based medications to treat mental health illnesses.

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Oregon recently became the first state to legalize a regulated psilocybin program, but Novamind’s CEO Yaron Conforti told Business Insider that the company is currently focused on first expanding its operations in Utah, where it already has clinics and research operations.

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Conforti said the expansion of Novamind’s clinics will be focused on North America first and added that the company is in “active discussions” in Oregon as well as a few other states. 

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Source:: Business Insider

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