Taking Magic Mushroom Therapy Mainstream From Portland And Beyond 

InnerTrek, a pioneering clinic in Portland, Oregon, is leading the way in making psychedelic therapy more accessible and mainstream. Since its opening on January 2nd, InnerTrek has become one of the most talked-about legal psychedelic service centers in the city. The founders are blazing a trail for the use of psilocybin, a psychedelic compound found in over 200 species of mushrooms, not only in Oregon but also beyond.

The path to the legalization of psilocybin therapy in Oregon began when Measure 109 was resoundingly approved by Oregonians in 2022, with 55.75% in favor and 44.25% against. This landmark measure made Oregon the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin for therapeutic purposes. However, unlike purchasing cannabis products, obtaining magic mushrooms is not as straightforward. Measure 109 requires individuals to obtain psilocybin at a licensed facility under the supervision of a licensed facilitator. Additionally, clients must be 21 years or older and undergo a health screening.

The authors of Measure 109 carefully considered scientific research and determined that psilocybin therapy could be effective in addressing a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction. In fact, studies have suggested that psilocybin may be as, if not more, effective than existing medications and treatments for these conditions.

Since the legalization, a total of 22 clinics have opened across the state of Oregon, spanning from Ashland to Bend. The licensing process for these clinics involves completing three detailed 12- to 15-page forms and two checklists. While the process is thorough, it is not overly burdensome. However, it does come with a significant cost. Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $500 application fee, and if approved, a service center license costs $10,000 per year. There is an option for reduced license fees of $5,000 for qualifying owners.

InnerTrek and other licensed clinics in Oregon are at the forefront of a new era of psychedelic therapy. They are providing a safe and regulated environment for individuals seeking the potential benefits of psilocybin. With ongoing research and growing public interest, the field of psychedelic therapy is poised to expand further, offering hope and new treatment possibilities for those in need.

As InnerTrek continues its journey, it paves the way for a future where psychedelic therapy becomes a mainstream option for individuals seeking alternative treatments for mental health conditions. The founders and supporters of InnerTrek are driving the movement forward, advocating for responsible and evidence-based use of psilocybin to improve the well-being and quality of life for many.