Psilocybin Services (Estimated Availability: mid-2023)
In November 2020, Oregon voters passed Ballot Measure 109, which legalized “regulated adult use” of psilocybin (mushrooms) in the state of Oregon. Oregon Psilocybin Services is a new program housed within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) that will implement Ballot Measure 109 by licensing and regulating the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale, and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services. The Oregon Psilocybin Services section of OHA is currently in a two-year “development period” and will begin accepting applications for licensure (of facilitators, manufacturers, and service centers) in January 2023.
Psilocybin services will likely not be available to the public until mid-2023. The final rules and regulations that will govern the program were released on December 27, 2022.
“Psilocybin Services” refers to preparation, administration, and integration sessions provided by an OHA licensed psilocybin facilitator. Psilocybin services may only occur at OHA-licensed psilocybin service centers, and all psilocybin products must be consumed onsite (there will be no retail sales for at-home consumption). Services will be available to individuals aged 21 or older and clients will not be required to have a medical or psychiatric diagnosis to receive services. Clients also do not need to be Oregon residents to receive services (i.e., travel from out-of-state is permitted). Importantly, psilocybin services are not the same as “psilocybin-assisted therapy” and licensed psilocybin facilitators are not therapists or healthcare providers.
As we await full implementation of psilocybin services in Oregon, our team at Sequoia Center remains actively involved in the development of the program. Drs. Bazinet and Stauffer serve on the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board or its subcommittees, and members of our team are serving as faculty or content advisors for several prospective Oregon-based psilocybin facilitator training programs, including Alma Institute and Synaptic Training Institute.
To view a “fact sheet” about psilocybin services in Oregon, click HERE. To stay up to date with OHA’s progress, please visit the Oregon Psilocybin Services website. For a list of OHA-approved psilocybin facilitator training programs, click HERE.