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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      Oregon

      Status : Legal - Medical Use

      Legal Status: Legal - Medical Use

      Legalized statewide for medical/therapeutic uses only. Simple possession has been decriminalized statewide.


      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      SB 1580: An Act Relating to the Task Force on Psilocybin Health Equity

      Overview: Bill would create a task force to investigate and make recommendations about how to address issues related to equity and access to psilocybin service under Oregon’s burgeoning psilocybin services program. The task force is charged with making recommendations about a variety of equity and access topics including how to address barriers keeping people of color and people who are low income from participating in Oregon’s burgeoning psilocybin services program as business owners, facilitators, or clients. If this bill is enacted, the task force would be required to report their findings no later than November 1, 2022.
      Status: In committee, not voted on yet

      Measure 109: Psilocybin Services Act

      Overview: The Oregon Psilocybin Services Section will implement Ballot Measure 109, which was passed in November 2020 and directs the Oregon Health Authority to license and regulate the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale, and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services over a two-year development period, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. During the development process, OHA will work with the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board to establish rules and regulations for the implementation of M109 and the use of psilocybin products and services. OHA will begin taking applications for licenses beginning January 2, 2023. 
      Status: Passed in 2020 election

      Measure 110: Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act

      Overview: Bill reclassified personal possession of small amounts of drugs as a civil violation with a $100 fine, which can be avoided if the person agrees to seek treatment. For possession of slightly larger amounts of some drugs, the penalty was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor possession. Treatment services are to be funded by marijuana tax revenue. Criminal penalties still apply for commercial drug activities and possession of larger amounts.

      Status: Passed in 2020 election, went into effect on February 1, 2021


      Recent News

      Prineville and Crook County leaders to refer psilocybin ban to voters

      Publish Date: August 9, 2022
      Overview: Measure 109 allows local governments to opt out of state psilocybin program with voter approval. City and county officials will ask voters to decide if psilocybin businesses and production should be allowed in Prineville and Crook County.

      Oregon adopts first set of therapeutic psilocybin rules

      Publish Date: May 22, 2022
      Overview: The Oregon Health Authority released rules governing products, testing and training programs for Oregon’s therapeutic psilocybin program, which begins next year.

      Oregon becomes first state to legalize magic mushrooms as more states ease drug laws in ‘psychedelic renaissance’

      Publish Date: November 4, 2020

      Overview: Oregon became the first state to legalize the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms on an election night that saw more states ease restrictions on drugs across the country. Oregon’s Measure 109 will give legal access to psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. Through Measure 110, Oregon decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of some hard drugs, including heroin and LSD. Instead of criminal prosecution, people in possession would face a $100 fine, which can be waived if the person agrees to pursue treatment, according to the measure.


      Advocacy Groups

      Healing Advocacy Fund - Healing Advocacy Fund is working with experts, researchers and advocates to design Oregon’s psilocybin therapy program. Over the next two years, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board and the Oregon Health Authority will establish regulations on applications and licensing, psilocybin manufacturing and tracking, operations and therapy facilitation.


      Healthcare Practitioners

      The Oregon Psilocybin Services Section will begin accepting applications for licensure on January 2, 2023. Until then, the Oregon Psilocybin Services Section is in a development period, working to build the nation's first regulatory framework for psilocybin services. 

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