Oregon measure 109: Voters to decide fate of ‘magic mushroom’ therapy

Measure 109 would make Oregon the first state in the nation allowed to manufacture, deliver and administer psilocybin products and psilocybin-assisted therapy at supervised and licensed facilities.

The measure, if voters in November pass it, also would impose a two-year development period for the Oregon Health Authority to establish parameters for the new therapy. 

Some of Oregon’s medical and psychiatric leaders, including the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, argue the measure isn’t what it seems, and the effects of the therapy have not been adequately studied.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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