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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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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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Washington Psilocybin Update

In March of this year, the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5693. Section 211, subpart 99 of this bill directs the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to create a psilocybin work group to assess the feasibility of bills like Senate Bill 5660 (see our initial take on that one here). In particular, the

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Oregon Proposed Psilocybin Rules: Highlights

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released the rest of its draft psilocybin rules as predicted a few weeks back. We’ve had a minute to look at them. This post and the next few will cover some of the high points. In general, OHA did a good job implementing the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s (“Board”) recommendations

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Oregon Psilocybin Calendar: All Proposed Rules This Week!

This will be one of the most important weeks for Oregon psilocybin to date, at least from a news and public information perspective. This is because we expect the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to publish all remaining proposed administrative rules for the Oregon psilocybin program. The forthcoming rules should cover everything outlined in Measure 109

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Oregon Psilocybin: Trademarks & Patents

Welcome to the fifth installment in this series surveying business and regulatory issues in the Oregon psilocybin program. Today I will cover intellectual property considerations for Oregon psilocybin businesses. My law firm has written and presented many hundreds of times on intellectual property and controlled substances over the years. Mostly, this material focused on the

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Oregon Psilocybin Culture and Anthropology: Research Subcommittee Meeting Notes

Since January 1, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has engaged in a two-year development phase, creating regulations based on Ballot Measure 109. There are five subcommittees covering different aspects of the emerging psilocybin industry including research, health equity, manufacturing, training, and licensing. In this post, we will cover the most recent Research Subcommittee meeting

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board: June 22, 2022 Meeting

The Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (OPAB) was established by Measure 109 and is responsible for making recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for psilocybin services in Oregon. OPAB has met monthly since March of 2021, and the last monthly meeting was set for June 22, 2022. After that, OPAB will meet every two months. In a

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Oregon Psilocybin: Which Cities and Counties Are In?

In November 2020, Oregon voters passed Measure 109, which directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to license and regulate the manufacture, delivery, sale, and administration of psilocybin. Licensing is set to kick off in early 2023. Things remain on track. We’ve written a lot about Measure 109 here on the Psychedelics Law Blog, including: 1)