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Psilocybin

In November 2020, Oregon voters approved Measure 109 which legalized the licensed and regulated manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services in Oregon for adults.

Measure 109 allows three types of licensed psilocybin-related businesses, including:

  • Facilities for indoor growing/manufacturing and processing psilocybin (outdoor growing is prohibited)
  • Laboratories for testing psilocybin products
  • Psilocybin Service Centers for buying/administering psilocybin

Key provisions of Measure 109 include:

  • Psilocybin can only be purchased and administered at a licensed Psilocybin Service Center by a licensed facilitator; off-premises sales and use is prohibited
  • Psilocybin Service Centers are not allowed in areas zoned exclusively residential use within a city (this may not apply to counties)
  • Psilocybin Service Centers are not allowed within 1,000 feet of a school unless a qualifying physical or geographic barrier exists, such as a river or interstate highway
  • In addition to these provisions and other state rules, counties and cities may enact additional “reasonable” regulations on the time, place and manner of the operation of licensed psilocybin-related businesses
  • The Oregon Health Authority will require an approved Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) by the relevant county or city, confirming that the proposed psilocybin facility complies with local land use and building codes, before approving a license for a psilocybin-related business

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is the agency tasked with establishing and overseeing the implementation of psilocybin services. By the end of 2022, OHA is expected to adopt rules for psilocybin services. A new Oregon Psilocybin Services Section within OHA is building and will manage the regulatory framework for psilocybin services. They will begin accepting applications for licensure on Jan. 2, 2023.

County implementation

Once state rulemaking is complete, and prior to accepting licenses for psilocybin-related businesses, we will develop a LUCS form and other  materials.

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