Psychedelics – assisted psychotherapy in Oregon
Oregon became the first state in the US to legalize psilocybin for medicinal use. Measure 109 received 56 percent of the vote, with more than a million Oregonians voting yes. The new law will create a framework for using mushrooms in a therapeutic setting. The measure created a two-year period during which regulatory details have to be worked out, including what qualifications are required of therapists overseeing its use.
It would not be possible to buy and take psilocybin home. Under the new legislation, only license holders will be allowed to grow psilocybin, have counseling, or own a psilocybin service center. It also prohibits people from taking or growing psychedelic mushrooms at home, or leaving a treatment center while still high on psilocybin. Unlike cannabis, which is overseen by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the Oregon Health Authority will be in charge of the program. Therapy recipients will be subjected to a pre-screening, a controlled therapy session, and a post-use assessment, according to the chief petitioners.
The therapy isn’t just for people in Oregon who are dealing with mental health issues. Anyone over the age of 21 who passes a test would be entitled to use the personal development services.
Psilocybin is a Schedule I substance, including LSD and marijuana, according to federal law, and the Drug Enforcement Administration warns that it can cause temporary physical or mental damage in certain people. Shrooms are not addictive, according to federal authorities. Oregon, on the other hand, passed a bill decriminalizing small quantities of all narcotics.