Regulatory Hurdles Challenge Oregon Psilocybin Providers
Emerge attorneys, Dave Kopilak and Kaci Hohmann, are quoted in this Lucid News article along with other key individuals in the Oregon psilocybin services world. Ranging from insurance to land use to business realities, the article touches on the primary legal concerns facing prospective psilocybin business owners. In a public records request, the Oregon Health Authority disclosed that as of January 27, 2023, applications have been submitted for 6 manufacturer licenses, 3 service center licenses, and 1 laboratory license. These numbers reflect the contemplative approach that many prospective psilocybin business owners are taking in Oregon. As we progress through the year, we anticipate a moderate surge in license applications. Until then, we just have to wait to see how things shake out. As Dave mentions in the article, there is a concern that there may be too many facilitators and not enough service centers, at least at the outset. “I hope it will eventually stabilize into a sustainable, thriving ecosystem,” he says.