In about a week Oregonians will begin receiving their mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. Along with the presidential, congressional, and state elections, Oregonians will vote on a number of ballot measures. One of those is Measure 109 – which, if it passes, will permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic use under a licensing and regulatory framework administered by the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) following a two-year development period.
We at the Canna Law Blog encourage Oregonians to VOTE YES ON 109. You can read our prior coverage of Measure 109 here:
Although Measure 109 has received numerous endorsements (see here), it is not without its opponents. Recently, the editors of the Pendleton-based newspaper, the East Oregonian, came out against the measure. The editors don’t have a lot to say about Measure 109 or psilocybin, though they recognize that Measure 109 does not legalize the recreational use of psilocybin, that psilocybin has a low potential for abuse, and that psilocybin may become a valuable therapeutic tool.
Why does the East Oregonian oppose Measure 109? In their words, “we don’t see the advantage to Oregon being out in front of the rest of the nation.”
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