Oregon voted to legalize the sale of psychedelic mushrooms

  • Measure 109 in Oregon forces the Oregon Health Authority to amend state law to create the Oregon Psilocybin Services Program.
  • It passed with around 56% of the vote.
  • The program allows for the growth, administration, and sale of psychoactive mushrooms in licensed facilities regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
  • A two-year developmental period is included in the measure and will take place before implementing the Oregon Psilocybin Services Program.
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Oregonians have voted to allow the sale of psychedelic mushrooms. 

Nearly 56% of Oregon voters supported ballot Measure 109, according to Decision Desk HQ.

The measure allows for the growth, administration, and sale of psilocybin mushrooms in licensed facilities by requiring the Oregon Health Authority to amend state law to create the Oregon Psilocybin Services Program.

The OHA will regulate the psilocybin program.

Additionally, the measure includes a two-year developmental period before the implementation of the newly-created program. 

The text for Oregon Measure 109 reads as follows:

Summary

Currently, federal and state laws prohibit the manufacture, delivery, and possession of psilocybin (psychoactive mushroom). Initiative amends state law to require Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to establish Oregon Psilocybin Services Program to allow licensed/regulated production, processing, delivery, possession of psilocybin exclusively for administration of "psilocybin services" (defined) by licensed "facilitator" (defined) to "qualified client" (defined). Grants OHA authority to implement, administer, and enforce program. Imposes two-year development period before implementation of program. Establishes fund for program administration and governor-appointed advisory board that must initially include one measure sponsor; members are compensated. Imposes packaging, labeling, and dosage requirements. Requires sales tax for retail psilocybin. Preempts local laws inconsistent with program except "reasonable regulations" (defined). Exempts licensed/regulated activities from criminal penalties. Other provisions.

Result of "Yes" Vote

Allows manufacture, delivery, administration of psilocybin (psychoactive mushroom) at supervised, licensed facilities; imposes two-year development period. Creates enforcement/ taxation system, advisory board, administration fund.

Result of "No" Vote

"No" vote retains current law, which prohibits manufacture, delivery, and possession of psilocybin and imposes misdemeanor or felony criminal penalties.

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