Mason Marks and Vincent Sliwoski in STAT

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“For better or worse, what inevitably happens is these rules will be copy and pasted to states around the country,” said Mason Marks, another member of the Oregon advisory board and lead of the Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. “It’s already happening.”

Vince Sliwoski, managing partner at Harris Sliwoski law firm, acknowledges as much in a blog post on the subject: “Unfortunately, there’s a residency requirement. Fortunately, it sunsets after two years. Cue the crazy business structures,” he writes. “Potential owners and investors should pay careful attention to what the OHA rules provide, and work with an experienced business lawyer used to grappling with these strictures.”