Oregon is Pioneering Psychedelic Treatment
Are Psychedelics Legal in Oregon?
Yes! Psilocybin is legally available for people 21 years of age and older through licensed service centers. However, there is a shortage of centers and facilitators available.
As a result, it is currently difficult to access psychedelic treatment through legal channels.
Many counties in Oregon have opted out of the program. In those counties, psilocybin services are not available.
Psychedelics are also decriminalized state-wide. This does not mean that they are legal. However, enforcing the laws for psychedelics, and other drugs, has become the lowest priority for law enforcement in Oregon.
Oregon’s Psychedelic Reform Efforts
In 2020, Oregon became the first state in the US to legalize psychedelics. The Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109) allows the use of psilocybin for the “personal development” of people over 21 years old.
After several years of developing the regulations for the program, it officially started on January 1, 2023. It wasn’t until around July of 2023 that people were able to access treatment through service centers. Access is still limited at this time due to the high cost barrier for practitioners and service centers.
Also voted on in 2020, was Measure 110, which decriminalized the personal cultivation and use of several psychedelic compounds. It also decriminalized several other classes of illegal drugs in an attempt to tackle the addiction crisis in Oregon.
When Will Additional Psychedelics Be Legalized in Oregon?
There is no indication that additional psychedelic compounds will be legalized in a similar fashion to the Psilocybin program.