The year 2022 has been touted as the year of the mushroom, and it’s staying true to the very end. Earlier this week, the final draft of regulations for implementing the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act was adopted by the Oregon Health Authority, which means that Oregon will soon become one of the nation’s first states to offer medical psilocybin mushrooms (magic mushrooms) for patients.
With the adoption of the final draft of regulations, the state will now begin accepting applications for licenses from those who want to dispense magic mushrooms starting January 2, 2023. As a result, it will soon be legal for those who are 21 and older and qualify to be prescribed psilocybin.
Magic mushrooms have gained a tremendous amount of attention in the last few years, especially with recent studies that have been published. Studies have shown that psilocybin therapy is beneficial in relieving various symptoms, including depression, and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and has even shown that it is capable of easing fear and anxiety in patients that suffer from terminal cancer.
There is no doubt that magic mushrooms would be beneficial to patients. Mushrooms, in general, have gained the ‘beneficial’ status for years, as they act as an antibacterial, enhance your immune system, and even have cholesterol-lowering agents.
From helping complete our meals to help build our immune system to treating people with disorders, mushrooms are slowly integrating into our life as one of the earth’s greatest achievements.