Griffen Thorne

Griffen is an attorney in Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on corporate, transactional, intellectual property, data security, regulatory, and litigation matters across a wide variety of domestic and international industries.

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Colorado Legalizes Psychedelics

There’s been a lot of news about Tuesday’s election. One of the things that hasn’t made the waves is Colorado’s approval of Prop. 122, which will pave the way for psilocybin clinics like in Oregon. Prop. 122 is actually much broader than Oregon’s Measure 109, and legalizes psychedelics far beyond just psilocybin. Many expressed opposition

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Psychedelics Webinar Recap

Last week, we presented a psychedelics webinar entitled “How to Protect Your Psychedelics Business.” The panelists were Paul Coble from our Phoenix office), me (Griffen Thorne from our Los Angeles office), and Graham Pechenik of Calyx Law in San Francisco. In the webinar, we presented on business law and intellectual property issues that will affect

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Will Colorado Be the Second State to Legalize Psychedelics?

Next month, Colorado voters will decide the fate of Proposition 122, named the Natural Medicine Health Act of 2022 (NMHA). If passed, NHMA would legalize a host of psychedelics in Colorado. Today, we’ll look at what NMHA would do. Natural Medicine Health Act of 2022 NMHA is modeled on – or at least influenced by

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Can Non-Oregon Residents Get Psilocybin Licenses?

Our psychedelics team routinely fields questions from non-Oregon residents looking for Oregon psilocybin licenses. However, one of Measure 109‘s more infamous requirements is its residency requirement. These provisions require that, until January 1, 2025, manufacturing facilities and service centers must have majority ownership by individual(s) who have resided in Oregon for at least two years.

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Ketamine Telehealth and the Looming Public Health Emergency Deadline

In early 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) declared a public health emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DHHS extended the PHE numerous times over the last few years, most recently on July 15, 2022 for a period of 90 days. The PHE will expire on October 13, 2022

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What Does San Francisco’s Decriminalization Resolution Actually Do?

On September 6, 2022, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass a resolution aimed at decriminalizing psychedelics. This is yet another victory in the battle against prohibition. But it’s important to remember that decriminalization is very different from legalization– just see my older summary of a host of decriminalization efforts. Decriminalization does

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States are Missing Out on Psychedelics Regulation

In 2023, Oregon will have a regulated psilocybin market. Colorado voters will have a chance to vote on something similar this fall (although Initiative 58 would not take effect until 2024). Other than that, not a single other state has any form of psychedelic regulation in the works. Last week, an attempt to simply decriminalize

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California Won’t Decriminalize Psychedelics This Year

In 2021, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB-519, a statewide psychedelics decriminalization bill. Senator Wiener didn’t have the support to push the bill all the way forward in 2021, so he gathered momentum for a 2022 vote. After a gutting by the California Assembly, the state won’t decriminalize psychedelics in 2022. I’ve regularly blogged on

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California Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill Gets Revived

A statewide psychedelics decriminalization bill that’s been on pause for almost a year was recently set for a legislative hearing next month. This is huge news for California psychedelics advocates, even if we don’t have a ton of information on what is likely to happen just yet. In 2021, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced

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Ketamine Telehealth Providers: Beware DEA

Federal law requires prior in-person evaluations before a physician can provide telehealth services. The federal government declared a COVID-19 public health emergency, essentially suspending this rule. Following this suspension, ketamine telehealth providers and other virtual telehealth providers popped up all over the country. In all likelihood, the emergency declaration will end soon, leaving the industry