Oregon May See Legalization Of 'Magic Mushrooms' For Licensed Therapy
Mushrooms are one of three different initiatives related to drugs, two of which have been decriminalized and one legalizes the therapeutic use of state-controlled drugs. At least some of these efforts have followed the same path as in other states, such as Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and New York.
The PDX-01 initiative decriminalises the use of five substances defined in the measure as psychedelic, herbal and medical products. The substances concerned include DMT-containing plants, psychedelic drugs such as LSD and MDMA, and herbs, herbs and herbs with psychedelic properties.
The group needs 38,000 signatures, but has already collected more than 100,000, according to the Oregon Department of Public Health and Human Services (PDX-01).
Portland's auditors are still reviewing whether the language of the initiative meets constitutional requirements, but the group has hired a team of policy advisers. The group wants to decriminalize illegal drugs, including psilocybin, and the measure would reclassify possession of a predetermined amount of marijuana for personal or medical use for a $100 fine and a health assessment. On a larger scale, the Marijuana Policy Project, an influential national group leading the legalization of cannabis across the country, has filed a petition for the decriminalization of medical marijuana in the US state of Oregon.
The third measure focuses closely on psilocybin and has just been revised and changed to the title. Petition 34, which was approved by the Oregon Secretary of State on September 26 for signature collection, was replaced by Petition 34. Petitioners withdrew petition 12 on November 6th and it has been resubmitted since then.
It would not decriminalize psilocybin, but instead establish a government-licensed therapy program to support it. The programme aims to provide treatment to people who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety or who are addicted to drugs. The measure is supported by the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Drug Policy Alliance of Oregon.
She secured state approval for the initiative's language and title last year, but decided to make significant changes after the death of her co-sponsor, Senator John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.
Together is a private practice that advises couples and men who need to participate in domestic violence programs. She is co-founder and executive director of the Oregon Domestic Violence Resource Center and an associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Public Health. Together she is both a licensed psychotherapist and clinical psychologist and has been a part-time partner at a Public Health Clinic in Portland for over 20 years. Together, he works in a practice advising a few men who are required to participate in domestic violence programs, as well as a staff member at an independent mental health center in Oregon.
The first amendment was to abolish the decriminalisation of psilocybin, but instead Thomas Eckert said the measure would legalise "siliconeybin assisted therapy."
It's not full legalisation, but there are parallels with cannabis and there will be pharmacies, so you have to say which ones you buy and take home, "he said.
This change means that the other two drugs measures will not be affected by the initiative. The drug would have to remain in an approved facility where the therapy is being administered, according to the law.
In its language, the PDX-01 measure calls for a state-licensed psilocybin plant, or "magic mushroom," to be "strengthened" as a center in state-licensed facilities. He said providing the drug in a country where healthcare is a matter for the profit industry would erect a barrier for vulnerable populations.
During the two-year development period, there were significant changes the Eckerts had to make to their program, but over time they would figure out how the program should work. Sheri Eckert said the service was developed with the knowledge that all parties would benefit in the long term, even if it cost money.
The Eckerts also decided to extend the right to vote to include security measures to prevent it from being dominated by large corporations. The development phase began with the proposal to legalize cannabis in Oregon. We do not want big pharmaceutical companies to step in and destroy this new opening, "said Thomas Eck Bertert.
For example, the measure would restrict producers to one production site and it will never be possible to set up more than five, while large representation by service companies will not be allowed. It also limits the number of service centers that could belong to individuals or organizations, "Sheri Eckert said.
The Eckerts estimate that they have raised $250,000 so far, but they believe more is needed to collect the necessary signatures and the actual campaign. We therefore expect to spend the small amount of money to put an end to this, "Sheri Eck Bertert said.
Thomas Eckert said that decriminalizing psilocybin in Denver and Oakland would not have much impact on their actions. He has worked on the legalization of assisted therapy in the past two years with the help of his wife Sheri Eck Bertert.