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Could Oregon be the first state to legalize psilocybin therapy?

[Sheri Eckert says] “The initiative isn’t just for people who are struggling with depression and anxiety, and things like that. If you’re over 21 and you’re medically cleared, and simply want to explore your own mind and your own consciousness through these kinds of services, you can do it under this measure … we really want to educate the Oregon citizenry so that they understand the plan behind the measure, so that we can reduce that stigma that’s attached to it.”

[Sheri also says] : “And I think it’s also important to really emphasize the fact that we’re not looking to legalize psilocybin so that anybody can just grow it, possess it, things of that nature. That’s not the intent of this measure. The intention is that it will be regulated; there will be supervision around it. Its not like marijuana or alcohol … We don’t have to lean on just our own personal opinions. We have the science and the facts to support the measure. And I think that’s really the comeback to someone who comes at you with a fear-based idea. If you can help them to see that science proves the safety, the science proves the efficacy, then it’s not just a message from us.”

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Could Oregon be the First State to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy?
Artwork Fair Use: Oregon Psilocybin Society

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