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Oregon simply legalized medicinal psilocybin. This is what occurs subsequent

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Oregon just made history when it became the first state to legalize the regulated medicinal use of psilocybin.

Measure 109 was passed with 56% of the votes.

What exactly does that mean? What happens next

We have answers.

What is psilocybin?

Psilocybin is the main component of several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally occurring psychedelic.

Leafly has one of the best medical explanations for psilocybin and other psychedelics. It’s a great place to start.

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What are psychedelics?

No.

Action 109 establishes a careful process for later medical use.

The measure requires a two year development period for the Oregon Health Authority to set regulations for the program. Therefore, it is likely that legal medicinal use of psilocybin will not begin until late 2023 or 2024.

Who Can Use Psilocybin?

Action 109 directs the Oregon Health Authority to establish a program and screening process to provide psilocybin to people age 21 and older.

Use would be monitored by licensed “moderators,” and the program would run under the supervision of the Oregon Health Authority and a governor-appointed advisory board of 14 to 16 people.

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Is psilocybin allowed and / or licensed for sale?

Yes.

The Oregon Psilocybin Services Program will license and regulate psilocybin manufacturers, processors, delivery services, and ownership “solely for the administration of psilocybin services by licensed moderators to qualified customers”.

Is It Taxed?

Yes. Medical psilocybin is subject to a 15% excise tax.

5 Things You Should Know About Medical Psilocybin Legalization In Oregon

Health insurers don’t have to pay for psilocybin. The Oregon Health Authority must begin accepting manufacturing, service center, and agent and examiner licenses starting January 2, 2023. A person applying for a license may be denied if it has been found to have no financial interest in more than one psilocybin product manufacturer or more than five psilocybin service center operators. To become a licensed “facilitator” an applicant must pass an exam offered by the Oregon Health Authority at least twice a year.

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Bruce Barcott

Bruce Barcott, Leafly’s senior editor, oversees news, investigations, and feature projects. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.

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