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Oregon Psilocybin: Real Estate, Insurance, and Employment Issues

Welcome to the third installment of this series surveying business and regulatory issues in the Oregon psilocybin program. Today I’ll cover real estate, insurance and employment issues. Real Estate Issues for Oregon Psilocybin Businesses Real estate is one of the areas where psilocybin will be fairly analogous to cannabis, with some wrinkles. Leasing Property for

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Oregon Psilocybin: Advertising Recommendations to Date

The Oregon psilocybin advertising rules should be interesting. As a matter of law, advertising is a form of “commercial speech”, and the Oregon Constitution’s free speech guarantee is one of the nation’s strongest. In fact, it is broader in scope than even the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Today, we want to cover some

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Oregon Psilocybin: Banking

Welcome to the second installment in this series surveying business and regulatory issues for Oregon psilocybin program players. In part one, I covered the general process and schedule of Oregon Health Authority (OHA) rulemaking, by and through the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board. I also covered residency requirements, further restrictions on ownership, and taxation issues. In

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Washington Psilocybin Legalization: A Business Primer

On January 6, lawmakers filed a Washington psilocybin legalization bill, SB 5660, the Washington Psilocybin Services Wellness and Opportunity Act. Two attorneys in our law firm’s psychedelics practice, Mason Marks and John Rapp, helped craft this vanguard bill (Mason’s write-up is here). In the event legalization of psilocybin occurs in Washington, this post covers what

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BREAKING NEWS: DEA Wants to Ban More Psychedelics

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is preparing to pass a rule that would place five tryptamine hallucinogens on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These compounds would then be as illegal as heroin, fentanyl or other dangerous drugs. Their possession, use, and manufacture would be a felony that could lead to

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Join Us January 26! The Future of Psychedelics

Do you want to join us for a webcast about the future of psychedelics? If so, you won’t want to miss the Seminar Group’s upcoming, day-long psychedelics webcast, Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Psychedelics. The webcast will take place virtually on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, starting at 9:00 AM PST. Harris Bricken attorney Griffen Thorne

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Oregon Psilocybin: Business Issues

We’ve been taking early calls on Oregon psilocybin for over a year, going back to when Measure 109 passed. I’m always happy to talk to people, but there simply isn’t much to do yet. Currently, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (“Board”) and its subcommittees are meeting to formulate recommendations on program rules. Eventually draft rules

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Oregon Psilocybin: Licensing Subcommittee Update January 2022

Time for another Oregon psilocybin licensing discussion update. We have now crossed the halfway point of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) two-year development phase to create regulations based on Ballot Measure 109. As a reminder, there are five subcommittees covering different aspects of the emerging psilocybin industry. They include: research, health equity, manufacturing, training, and

Washington Psilocybin Bill Would Legalize Supported Adult Use

Washington Psilocybin Bill Would Legalize Supported Adult Use

This article was first published yesterday on Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health Blog. On Tuesday, Washington State legislators filed SB 5660, a bill that would legalize the supported adult use of psilocybin by people 21 years of age and older. Washington Psilocybin Services Wellness and Opportunity Act Sponsored by Senators Jesse Salomon and Liz Lovelett,

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The Evolution of Oregon Psilocybin Laws

Oregon’s Measure 109 allows for the manufacture, delivery, and administration of psilocybin, the compound found in “magic mushrooms.” But how was psilocybin made illegal in the first place? Originally, psilocybin was illegal under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 475.005. This law is Oregon’s “mini” controlled substances act. As in all other states, the Oregon law is