Politics

…forward with [Oregon measures 109 & 110]…

The Governor’s Budget invests $112.6 million to implement Measure 110 which decriminalizes possession of drugs and invests $5.6 million to begin implementing Measure 109, which legalized psilocybin for medicinal use as a potential treatment for behavioral health disorders… The budget recognizes the enormous need for behavioral health services and includes significant funding for substance use…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic investor

“People say that dying is natural, but it’s really things going wrong in your body,” [Christian Angermayer] says. “Science is just beginning to better understand the reasons for ageing and dying, and a disease that we understand will eventually be cured.” “We are not coming after the hippies growing this organically at home,” he says……

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Oregon voters approve initiative… psilocybin… therapy

There aren’t any limitations on the types of conditions that would make a patient eligible for the treatment. Currently, there are no such policies in place anywhere else in the U.S., though the victory for reformers does come amid a growing national movement to decriminalize a wide range of entheogenic substances, including ayahuasca and ibogaine. Oakland, Santa…

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Psilocybin… therapy… ballot

Magic mushrooms can help people… [yet] under the proposed Oregon law… people would still not be allowed to… even consume them at home.  …popular psychedelics are not addictive in the sense that they do not create any physical dependency the way opioids, nicotine, and alcohol can and they themselves are generally not fatal when used safely…

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Biography/Memoir

…[The Oregonian newspaper editorial board] vote ‘no’ on Measure 109’s ill-timed psilocybin proposal

This shouldn’t be a priority for the Oregon Health Authority, particularly amid a pandemic with no clear end in sight… …the measure [estimated to cost over 6 million dollars during the next two years], if passed, would give the Oregon Health Authority two years to work with [a self-appointed] advisory board in developing the regulatory…

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