Brain Awareness Lecture Series: Psilocybin and Oregon

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Please join Dr. Atheir Abbas as he discusses the future of Psilocybin in Oregon.

17 Apr | 12:00 pm


Brain Awareness Season began in 2000 as Brain Awareness Week. Now the months-long season attracts one of the largest groups of brain care experts, researchers and community members in the U.S. Thousands of participants gather to share information and learn about the power of our most important organ. All events are produced by the OHSU Brain Institute and are free and open to the public.

Psilocybin and Oregon: What to Expect in 2023 and Beyond
Atheir Abbas, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine

In 2020, Oregon was the first state in the nation to approve a regulatory framework for legally providing psilocybin services to the general public. Over two years later, we are at the cusp of the implementation of the rules around how a person can consume psilocybin within a state-level regulatory framework. Dr. Atheir Abbas, member of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board and assistant professor in the Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry, will provide a review of what is psilocybin and how it can be used, how we got to where we are in Oregon policy, and what to expect in the next year.