psychedelics webinar recap

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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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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Utah Ketamine Clinics Face New Patient Monitoring Law

Earlier this year, Utah passed a law that will directly impact ketamine clinics. The new law is entitled “Anesthesia and sedation requirements – Unprofessional conduct – Whistleblower protection.” Ut. St. § 58-1-510. The new law is effective as of May 4, 2022, but the implementing regulations have been passed or implemented yet. We believe that

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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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Legal Memorandum on Entheogenic Framework

On May 26, 2022, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced it received a legal memorandum from the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ). The legal memorandum (memo) addresses the Oregon Psilocybin Services Program and discussed the Entheogenic Framework. The Entheogenic Framework is a document created by Jon Dennis, an attorney in Oregon. It is a set

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Ketamine Clinics – When is DEA registration required?

We often receive questions from ketamine clinics regarding who must obtain a DEA registration to dispense controlled substances. There are two candidates to consider – the healthcare providers who work at the clinic and the clinic itself. Often, there is a misconception about whether a clinic needs to hold a DEA registration. We wrote about

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Music and Psilocybin Service Centers

Oregon psilocybin service centers will be open for business after the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finalizes regulations and issues licenses early next year. Psilocybin services will be heavily regulated, and business owners are encouraged to pay close attention to OHA rules. But unexpected issues may arise that are unrelated to OHA. For instance, the legal