There’s progress in determining the details of the new program, but many questions remain.

February 22, 2021
By: Stuart Steidle and Matt Wisner

Psilocybin will soon be legal under supervised conditions in Oregon, making it the first state in the U.S. to allow widespread use of the psychedelic compound found in particular mushroom species. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is prepping for two years of regulatory decision-making to shape the new industry after voters passed Measure 109 in November 2020.

“We are ahead of practically the whole world, and it’s super exciting,” said Measure 109’s principal drafter Dave Kopilak.


Stuart Steidle

Stuart is an aspiring visual storyteller pursuing master's degrees in Geography and Journalism at University of Oregon.

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