Episode 8: Magic Mushrooms, Are They Legal?

December 24, 2020

In this episode, I speak with CGL partner, Jenny Gumer about Psilocybin mushrooms, the Oregon Measure 109, and what that means. Are mushrooms illegal or are they legal? If they are legal, how do we use them? 

With our background in the cannabis industry, we thought the “mushroom market” would be worth discussing given their similarities (and differences). The regulatory environment around these emerging ‘drug’ markets is unestablished, which is incredibly interesting from a legal perspective. Here, we delve into some potential scenarios for the mushroom market and what that means for consumers. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • About the Oregon Measure 109 
  • What magic mushrooms are
  • The current status in terms of clinical studies
  • The general movement towards changing drug laws in the United States
  • What it means for consumers who want to have access to mushrooms 
  • What it means for businesses that want to provide mushrooms for therapeutic purposes
  • The legality of Psilocybin use at the federal level
  • Challenges that Cannabis businesses currently face (and what Psilocybin businesses will most likely face)

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