The Oregon Psilocybin Remedy Initiative and marketing campaign for Initiative Petition #34 mentioned it gathered 164,782 signatures, in keeping with its web site.
“Oregonians now have a professional shot to present true entry to licensed psilocybin remedy,” the marketing campaign mentioned in an announcement.
The signatures should be verified earlier than it qualifies for the poll.
The marketing campaign mentioned they need to know if its accredited by mid-July, The Oregonian reported. if accredited by voters, the measure would legalize psychedelic mushrooms in managed doses and would solely be administered by professionals.
It would make Oregon the primary state to legalize the substance, in keeping with the newspaper. Oakland, Calif., and Denver have already decriminalized psilocybin.
“Pioneering analysis at establishments like Johns Hopkins, NYU, and UCLA has proven the numerous promise of psilocybin remedy,” the marketing campaign mentioned in a press launch.
Beneath the measure, folks wouldn’t be allowed to develop psychedelic mushrooms and solely license-holders would have the ability to present psilocybin remedy.
“Oregon has a few of the highest charges of melancholy, anxiousness, and dependancy within the nation,” Sheri Eckert, a chief petitioner, mentioned within the launch, in keeping with the newspaper. “As a therapist, I’m intimately conscious of how psychological well being impacts our communities — not solely folks affected by psychological well being circumstances however their households and family members as properly.”