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Legalizing recreational… psilocybin-containing mushrooms

“People can grow it for their own use but they can’t sell it… We have both medical marijuana and legalized marijuana… strong supporter of both… this is more like the medical side for mushrooms and yes, there’s no criminal penalties if you grow it yourself for recreational, but what we are excited about are some…

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Oregon psilocybin emails show secret data collection plans

I received a batch of emails from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in response to a public records request… sheds light on the secretive OPEN Project (the Oregon Psilocybin Evaluation Nexus), which aims to collect detailed information on the psychedelic experiences of all psilocybin clients in Oregon. Emails show that Todd Korthuis, M.D., M.P.H. plans…

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History has been made…

“History has been made this week. We proved to the world it’s possible to pass a ballot measure that not only provides access to natural psychedelic-assisted therapy in a responsible state-regulated… …setting but also protects individual and community-based healing modalities from arrest and many civil offenses,” Joshua Kappel, the author of Prop 122, said in…

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Psilocybin possession, use, cultivation, and sharing…

“What didn’t get as much attention was that Measure also legalized the possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin and other psychedelics for those who are 21 and older. There aren’t going to be retail sales, but people can grow these plants and can give away the product and so that’s very different from the…

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voted… psilocybin and other psychedelics…

The Associated Press called the vote for the measure, Proposition 122, on Friday morning [11/11/22] ; 92% of the votes were in as of 11 a.m., with 52.3% of voters in favor. It’s similar to 2020 measures approved in Oregon, which decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs in 2021 and is launching a psilocybin…

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…psilocybe mushrooms in Oregon… M111, M110, M109… religion/spirituality…

[If successful, Measure 111 establishes a right to affordable, effective health care in state constitution. Gaetano Lardieri BA, LMT, MPM writes, “Not allowing micro-dosing I would argue is borderline racist!”] The MAPS Bulletin just published an article by Ismail Ali and Jonathan Perez-Reyzin exploring the challenges and controversies of Measure 109 rulemaking. The two major…

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Thousands of Oregonians vote against psilocybin centers

The advocates said education is a key to breaking down resistance. Oregon’s law does not create a market for psilocybin, and possession, consumption and manufacturing… outside licensed facilities will remain illegal… battles over the regulations might occur… 137 Oregon towns and counties vote to opt out of psilocybin services. Original Article (Oregon Capitol Chronicle &…

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Psilocybin… use…

This is a high-level 4-step process someone would go through when they would be looking to seek access to psilocybin… “I do have a lot of concerns about how accessible this is going to be because it seems there are so many hurdles and so many barriers to be able to start a treatment center…

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Psilocybin… to spread…

“This helps preserve farms, and it’s not water intensive,” Planning Commissioner Tom Lavagnino said of the mushroom industry. Planning Commissioner Brad Bennington fears businesses will buy up large chunks of… land in order to set up mushroom retreat centers, which will drive up the cost of… land. Counties and cities are allowed to adopt additional…

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…historic psychedelic decriminalization act…

…introduces the most comprehensive decriminalization provision seen in the United States to date. While Oregon ostensibly decriminalized personal use of all drugs in 2020, it still considered the practice a “Class E” violation, allowing police to engage… and present them with a fine. Colorado does completely decriminalize the personal use, possession, growth, transportation, and sharing…

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