Psilocybin Assisted Therapy

July 14, 2019

I attended the 2019 Oregon Country Fair where I happened to sit in on a presentation by Tom & Sheri Eckert on the Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon scheduled to be on the ballot in 2020. After listening to them and visiting their website www.psi-2020.org, it became clear to me that this was an excellent plan and garnered my full support. It is my professional opinion that psilocybin assisted therapy is safe and uniquely effective. This type of therapy could help alleviate issues related to suicide, treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, PTSD, and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. As a society we should allocate public funds to research psilocybin and reduce penalties for its common possession. In addition, it should be made available to the public for personal development in specialized centers by trained facilitators.