Oregon regulators last week licensed the state’s first psychedelic medicine treatment center, the Oregonian reports. The license was granted to Epic Healing Eugene which is expected to start serving patients this month.
Angie Allbee, head of psilocybin services for the Oregon Health Authority, told the Oregonian that “It may take some time for licensees to set up operations once they are issued a license.”
“Each licensed service center, and the licensed facilitators who work for or with them, will set their own costs and manage their own operations and communications.” — Allbee to the Oregonian
In a press release, Cathy Rosewell Jonas, founder and owner of Epic Healing Eugene and a licensed social worker, called the approval “the first step” and said the company “will soon work to create more access for people to this life-changing therapy through scholarships and creating ways for people to sponsor services for other people.”
“Witnessing clients engage in their deep interpersonal journeys within themselves, as well as my own personal experience working with healing psychedelics, has enabled me to work through the challenges of opening up a service center in Oregon,” she said in a statement.
Voters approved the reforms in 2020. Under the program, people 21 and older can take regulated amounts of psilocybin under the supervision of trained facilitators in licensed facilities. The state has already approved training programs, facilitators, workers, manufacturers, and one testing lab.
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