Neither of Oregon’s new drug measures have taken effect yet
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Fall is a popular time for mushroom foraging in Oregon’s forests, but now officials are trying to figure out what two recently-passed drug measures mean for state parks where visitors might find psychedelic mushrooms.
Voters approved Measure 109 earlier this month, which legalizes the use of psilocybin — a psychoactive compound found in so-called “magic” mushrooms — in therapeutic settings. Measure 110 also passed, and reduces the punishment for personal possession of any drug to a $100 fine, which can be waived if the subject completes a health evaluation. It takes effect Feb. 1, 2020.
“We are concerned that people will misunderstand what’s happened with the ballot measures and think it’s open season on