Psychedelics Weekly – Oregon Measure 109: Approaching the Proposed Final Rules

November 18, 2022
Featuring: David Drapkin & Jon Dennis

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This week’s episode features David Drapkin and Jon Dennis, who you know from Eyes on Oregon and all of the work he’s done in an effort to protect religious freedom under Oregon’s Measure 109.

They discuss opposition and concerns around Colorado Proposition 122 (which officially passed last week with 53% of the vote!) and recent cannabis legalization in three states, then move on to Oregon: what it’s been like being so involved in Measure 109’s rulemaking progress, what people were saying during this week’s final public comment period, whether María Sabina would be able to work under the proposed guidelines, and even the idea of microdosing under this new framework. 


Eyes on Oregon

Psychedelics Today: Religious Practice Under Oregon Measure 109

Navigating Psychedelics For Clinicians and Therapists Colorado Votes to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy; Allow Personal Use of Psychedelics (Microdose)

Native coalition against Colorado Natural Medicine Health Act (Indian Country Today)

Oregon Psilocybin Business Bans Approved By Voters In Cities And Counties Across The State (Marijuana Moment)

Nearly 70% of Oregon bans psilocybin, but clinics will still open next year (Leafly)

Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109) Local Jurisdiction Tracker (Psychedelic Alpha)

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board Overview

Eyes on Oregon: Last Call – Proposed Final Rules for Measure 109 (Psychedelics Today webinar replay)

With speeches, stars and a blow-up joint, protesters press Biden on pot (Washington Post)

Most Voters In Two States That Defeated Marijuana Ballot Measures Actually Support Legalization In General, Election Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

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In this Episode

David Drapkin

Director of Education and Training

Jon Dennis 2

Jon Dennis, Esq.

Jon Dennis, Esq. is a principal and consultant with Psychedelics Now and an Oregon lawyer. He is the co-host of a Psychedelics Today podcast series called Eyes on Oregon, which follows the developments in Oregon’s psilocybin rulemaking process. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Practice Section on Cannabis and Psychedelics and is a co-chair of its Psychedelics Subcommittee. He is a member of the Psychedelics Bar Association and sits on its Religious Use Committee.

Jon is the chief architect of the proposed regulatory framework for protecting religious and spiritual communities who operate under Oregon’s new psilocybin program. He has presented to multiple subcommittees of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board in support of religious and spiritual freedoms and a community model for psychedelic services. He is a founding member of the Entheogenic Practitioners Council of Oregon