Oregon legalizes magic mushrooms, what could possibly go wrong? For more information, Lars speaks with Aaron Mesh – News Editor for Willamette Week.
Oregon made headlines when it became the first state in the US to legalize the supervised use of psilocybin mushrooms. However, with the new freedom comes a host of regulations and requirements, making it difficult for those interested in starting a psilocybin service center to do so. The owner of EPIC Healing Eugene, for example, estimates that she will spend $60,000 to open her center and just barely break even with session fees of $3,500. Additionally, users must only trip in the presence of a trained facilitator in a service center using psilocybin grown by state-approved manufacturers and tested by state-licensed labs. While supporters of the measure tout the potential benefits of psilocybin therapy, including relief from depression and anxiety, skeptics worry about the risks associated with the drug, particularly for those with underlying mental health issues.