The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has granted a licence to Satori Farms PDX to manufacture psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. It is the first such licence to be issued under a regulatory framework for the use of the psychedelic drug, which was approved by voters in 2020.
“We congratulate Tori Armbrust of Satori Farms PDX LLC for being issued the first psilocybin license in Oregon’s history and for representing women leading the way for the emerging psilocybin ecosystem,” said Oregon Psilocybin Services Section Manager Angie Allbee. “We are committed to fostering an inclusive partnership with our regulated community to ensure safe, effective, and equitable psilocybin services throughout the state.”
From the release:
The role of Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) is to license psilocybin facilitators, manufacturers, service centers and laboratories, while ensuring that those licensees and their workers comply with Oregon law. OPS began accepting applications for the four license types on January 2, 2023. OPS expects to issue additional licenses to laboratories, service centers and facilitators in the coming months.
Satori Farms PDX is a woman-owned business. The OHA has also approved 48 worker permits. A total of 224 applications have been submitted to the state. The licence was issued at the state level, which means that the mushrooms can be used for a range of purposes, including supervised administration.