Oregon Psychedelics Program

In November of 2020 Oregon passed Measure 109, which created the nation’s first licensing and regulatory framework for the production of psilocybin and the facilitation of psilocybin services, for adults 21 years of age or older. Measure 109, codified in ORS 475A, contemplates four license types that collectively form the first state-legal psilocybin program whereby trained facilitators can administer and oversee psilocybin services at licensed service centers. Interested parties and future applicants should, among other things, ensure they understand their eligibility to participate as licensees in the program, how to apply for a license and be familiar with the parameters within which they may operate in the future.

The regulatory framework is still being drafted, but the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) intends to adopt final rules to govern this emergent industry before accepting applications for licensure on January 2, 2023. In addition, there may be other requirements established by local municipalities and counties, for those who have not opted out of the program at this next election in November.

Our legal professionals are keeping abreast of the regulatory developments to ensure we are well-positioned to help you navigate through this highly regulated industry. Whether you are interested in training facilitators, starting a psilocybin manufacturing business, or opening a service center, we are here to guide you through the application and licensing process.

Disclaimer

The manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, acquisition, administration, use, or possession of psychedelics listed in Schedule 1 (“Schedule 1 Psychedelics Activity”) of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is unlawful under federal law and the laws of almost all 50 states. If not performed in strict accordance with federal and state laws and associated regulations, activities relating to psychedelic compounds listed in other CSA-schedules (“Non-Conforming Activity”) are likewise unlawful. We cannot and will not counsel anyone to engage, nor will we advise or assist anyone, in engaging in a proposed or ongoing Schedule 1 Psychedelics Activity or a Non-Conforming Activity. Nor will we counsel or assist anyone in avoiding detection or prosecution of any such activity.

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Jeff Zuber

Partner

Los Angeles, CA

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