On June 29, the folks at “Yes On IP 34” announced that the Psilocybin Therapy Initiative will qualify for the ballot this November in Oregon. The campaign said it had collected over 164,000 signatures and that its recent submission of additional signatures would comfortably put the initiative above the requirements. This is exciting news!
You can read our previous coverage of IP 34 and psilocybin generally here:
So let’s broadly take a brief look at the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (the “Act”). Section 1 is comprised of findings that serve to support the basis for the legislation. These include findings about the number of Oregonians coping with mental health conditions and the efficacy of psilocybin in treating these conditions.
The findings call for the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”), during a two-year program development period, to:
(a) Examine, publish, and distribute to the public available medical, psychological, and scientific studies, research, and other information relating to the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions; and
(b) Adopt rules and regulations for the eventual implementation of a comprehensive regulatory framework that will allow persons 21 years of age and older in this state to be provided psilocybin services;