Oregon officials’ rejection of rules… entheogenic practitioner recommendations…
For one hour, board members and Oregon Health Authority officials met privately with attorneys from the state’s Department of Justice (DOJ). Journalists were permitted to attend if they vowed not to report what they saw, but the public was excluded.
…the board proposing rules for Oregon’s nascent psilocybin industry held a second-to-last meeting before making final recommendations to state regulators. The meeting was contentious, and for the first time in its fourteen-month history, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board started with a closed-door executive session… the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (Advisory Board) voted against a set of recommendations for privileges and duties of entheogenic practitioners… entheogenic privileges may have also raised constitutional issues under the Oregon and Federal Constitution, because treating entheogenic and non-entheogenic practitioners differently would amount to unequal treatment based on religious affiliation in violation of the Establishment Clause… [The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another.]
Original Article (Greenlight Lawgroup & Marijuana Moment & Substack):
Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board Rejects Entheogenic Practitioner Recommendations & Oregon officials’ rejection of rules for spiritual and religious psilocybin use called into question & Oregon Department of Justice
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