Oregon’s magic mushroom experiment…
Tori Armbrust [of Satori Farms, LLC] applied for a license to grow magic mushrooms on Jan. 2 , the first day the health authority began accepting applications. In March , she became the first person to receive a manufacturer license.
Angela Allbee [Section Manager at Oregon Health Authority’s Psilocybin Services Section] at the time congratulated Armbrust “for representing women leading the way for the emerging psilocybin ecosystem.” Armbrust paid $10,000 for the license, which is good for only one year. To renew it, she will have to pay another $10,000. Between the license fee, renting a space in Portland to grow the mushrooms and setting up utilities and other elements,… said she has already spent about $25,000… she is growing psilocybin mushrooms, with the first harvest expected in a few weeks… “People are under a lot of pressure with all this overhead,” Armbrust said in an interview Monday [4/17/2023]. “It’s a lot of money and we have to get it going.”
Original Article (Associated Press):
Planning a trip? Oregon’s magic mushroom experiment advances
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