Oregon Health Authority Oregon Department of Psilocybin Services She is currently finalizing a regulatory framework for managing psilocybin legalization. While currently partnering with the Psilocybin Advisory Board, these rules are expected to be issued by December 31, 2022, with license applications to open beginning January 2, 2023.
The peak of psilocybin regulation was two years ago, according to Angie Albee, MD, director of the Oregon Psilocybin Services Division. “Polling Scale 109, also known as the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act, was passed by Oregon voters in November of 2020,” Albee said. KGW8. “What I have done is create a framework for licensing and regulation to produce psilocybin products and provide psilocybin services in Oregon. This is available to individuals who are 21 or older, who want to access psilocybin services. It does not require a prescription or a referral from a provider.”
These rules will be the first of their kind in the country, and could serve as a model for other countries to follow suit.
Albee explained that under these rules, patients could not only take psilocybin at home as a drug, but would consume it in a controlled environment while being monitored by licensed practitioners. “Psilocybin products will be sold to customers, and that’s where the psilocybin services, the actual flight, take place,” Al-Labi said.
Psychiatrist Tom Eckert, who has long been an advocate of psilocybin, has been an integral part of supporting psilocybin services for Oregon patients. KGW8 mentioned that he and his late wife have been campaigning for access since 2015.
Eckert explained that the process is unique. “Most actions are internal and can vary for different people because we come into this experience with our own things,” Eckert said. “That’s kind of the neat stuff about psilocybin and trying psilocybin as a therapeutic agent, it kind of goes where it needs to go.”
Ultimately, Eckert believes that the success of the entire program hinges on the specialists who can help address each patient’s individual needs. “I have always believed that the beating heart of this entire program is the practitioners and the facilitators,” Eckert said“We need competent and trained practitioners to truly understand this specific method.”
As officials finalize these details, there are some cities in Oregon that don’t want to allow psilocybin services. The Clackamas County Commissioners They voted in July to temporarily ban psilocybin, and voters in Lin County You will also be able to vote to approve a ban on psilocybin later this year in November.
On a larger scale, “The law of the right to try to explainIt was recently introduced by Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul. If the restrictions on substances listed in the Controlled Substances Act are passed, they will not apply to psilocybin and MDMA, as long as the Phase 1 clinical trial is completed. In fact, this will allow terminally ill patients the opportunity to use these substances for medical treatment. “As a clinician, I know how important the right to try is for patients facing a life-threatening condition,” Paul said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the federal bureaucracy continues to block patients seeking to use Schedule I drugs under the right to try. I am proud to lead this bipartisan legislation with Senator Booker that will get the government out of the way and give clinicians more resources to help patients.”
Psilocybin, like cannabis, is rapidly being accepted as a medical treatment alternative. Several studies have been released, suggesting evidence that psilocybin can act as a antidepressant. Another study from July claims that it can boostmood and health. Another study based in South Africa found in June that it was particularly effective in women with HIV and depression.