Oregon Measure 109

What Is It?

This measure supports authorizing the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to create a program to permit licensed service providers to administer psilocybin-producing mushroom and fungi products to individuals 21 years of age or older.

 

What are psilocybin-producing mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms or shrooms, are a polyphyletic, informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin and psilocin.

 

The program would be available to individuals 21 years of age or older. The initiative authorizes the OHA not to require a client to be diagnosed with or have any particular medical condition to receive psilocybin services. Psilocybin service centers are not classified as healthcare facilities. To apply for a service center operator license, applicants must be over 21 years of age and provide proof of Oregon residence for the last two years. Measure 109 prohibits the OHA from requiring facilitators to have a degree from a post-secondary institution or college.

Tax Implications:

Measure 109 imposes a 15% sales tax on psilocybin products purchased and consumed at psilocybin service centers. The measure requires that the revenue in the Oregon Psilocybin Account be transferred quarterly to the Psilocybin Control and Regulation Fund for the use of the OHA to enforce the provisions of the initiative, including regulating psilocybin services and compensating the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board.

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