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Weraroa taonga species

18 months
Approved budget:
Tia Huia Haira
Dr Mitchell Head
Dr Bevan Weir
Proposal type:
Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant
Lay summary
This research has been a request that has come directly from the whānau of Rangiwaho marae. Their aspirations for this mahi is to comprehensively investigate the therapeutic potential of natural psychoactive molecules derived from taonga species in collaboration with iwi communities and Māori businesses, and to develop tikanga Māori (protocol) for safe administration of psilocybin-containing taonga species of mushroom (Weraroa) for the treatment of addiction and other mental health conditions such as depression in a marae setting, by, with and for Māori.