Four Harris Sliwoski Attorneys Named as Global Top 200 Psychedelic Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that four (!) Harris Sliwoski attorneys have all been recognized as Global Top 200 Psychedelic Lawyers and Policy & Regulatory Experts for 2023 by the Cannabis Law Report. The Cannabis Law Report compiles a directory of lawyers that it considers to be the best legal minds, whether they come from

January 12 – Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Psychedelics

Register Here Harris Sliwoski attorneys, Paul Coble, Griffen Thorne, and Vincent Sliwoski, will be presenting on the “Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Psychedelics” in the following CLE webinar on January 12th, 2023, hosted by The Seminar Group. “This program will provide an overview of emerging drug therapies, including psilocybin, ketamine infusion clinics, MDMA and other

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Oregon Releases Final Psilocybin Rules; Applications Open January 2

We’re finally ready to launch. After a two-year advisory and developmental period, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has adopted and released final rules to implement a first-of-its-kind, regulated psychedelics program. You can find the new rules here. OHA will also begin accepting applications for psilocybin service centers, testing labs, manufacturers and facilitators next Monday, January

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California Tries to Decriminalize Psychedelics – Again

Since Denver became the first U.S. jurisdiction to decriminalize psilocybin in 2019, a number of cities across the country – including, most notably, Oakland and Santa Cruz in California – have decriminalized psychedelics in various forms. And as readers of the Psychedelics Law Blog are surely aware, Oregon and now Colorado passed full-scale regulatory regimes.

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Psilocybin Lease Checklist: Top 10

Oregon is the first state to launch a regulated psilocybin industry. Following the mid-term election results, we know which cities and counties in the Beaver state will allow licensed psilocybin businesses in 2023. Regulated businesses will fall into three broad categories: manufacturers, testing labs and service centers. All of these psilocybin companies will need leases.

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Oregon Psilocybin and Securities: Raising Money Right

Oregon psilocybin licensing kicks off in just over a month. We are finally in the home stretch of the two-year run-up following the passage of Measure 109. At this point, many people are forming psilocybin businesses and raising money for these new ventures. What’s old is new again We went through similar business structuring and

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Colorado Legalizes Psychedelics

There’s been a lot of news about Tuesday’s election. One of the things that hasn’t made the waves is Colorado’s approval of Prop. 122, which will pave the way for psilocybin clinics like in Oregon. Prop. 122 is actually much broader than Oregon’s Measure 109, and legalizes psychedelics far beyond just psilocybin. Many expressed opposition

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Psilocybin Companies and Phantom Income

Our Oregon office has been setting up psilocybin companies for clients. This is meat-and-potatoes work for us, as we’ve formed hundreds of schedule I substances businesses in Oregon over the years. I’m referring to cannabis businesses, but psilocybin is similar. Like cannabis companies, most new psilocybin companies end up registering as either LLCs or C-corps.

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Psychedelics Benefit Companies

The psychedelics movement has a benevolent streak, which may create an influx of benefit companies in the regulated space. In Oregon, the state will regulate the actual practice of medicine out of the program, but many industry operators — manufacturers, service centers and facilitators — are interested in health aspects of psilocybin use nonetheless. Others