The Official PSI 2020 Campaign Website

The Measure

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that psilocybin assisted therapy is safe and uniquely effective. We think that this novel approach could help alleviate the mental health crisis here in Oregon by addressing epidemics like suicide, treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, PTSD, and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. Additionally, the measure would open doors for new research and create access to services for those interested in personal development. ~ PSI Chief Petitioners Tom & Sheri Eckert

 

Highlights of the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act of 2020

  • Defines a legal framework that creates access to psilocybin assisted therapy
  • Defines a modality that includes preparation, psychedelic facilitation, and integration
  • Requires that providers assess for contraindications before administering psilocybin
  • Emphasizes compassionate care, safety, and science-based best practice standards
  • Penetrates and expands the mental healthcare delivery system
  • Creates independent licenses for facilitators, service center operators, and cultivators
  • Eliminates pharma and big corporate incentives
  • Does not legalize psilocybin for home use
  • Prohibits service centers from operating in residential neighborhoods
  • Ensures that no one will drive home altered
  • Does not require that a client be diagnosed with a qualifying mental health condition
  • Handles client information with the highest privacy standards
  • Establishes an advisory board of experts from relevant academic fields
  • Includes provisions to contain costs and increase accessibility
  • Is budget neutral, meaning taxpayers will not foot the bill
  • Establishes a community-based framework, outside of the medical system
  • Defines intensive training and standardized exams that ensure facilitator competence
  • Prohibits rule makers from banning mushrooms in favor of synthetic psilocybin
  • Does not parallel the cannabis industry; products will not be branded and marketed
  • Limits growers and manufacturers to one location of limited size
  • Prohibits businesses from owning more than five service centers – no big chains
  • Keeps things home grown with residency requirements for licenses