A world first, it appears.
Marijuana Moment reports
The pieces are coming together for Oregon’s psilocybin services program, with regulators announcing on Friday that they’ve approved the first state-licensed testing laboratory for the psychedelic.
The license is going to Rose City Laboratories, LLC, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said.
Laboratory testing ensures the safety of psilocybin products, and accurate labeling of psilocybin potency allows clients to participate in administration sessions with products that meet their needs,” Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) Section Manager Angie Allbee said in a press release.
This development comes days after the OHA accepted the nation’s first state-licensed facilitators to administer psilocybin to adults at regulated facilities. Regulators also approved the first-ever state-issued license for a psilocybin manufacturer last month
Officials were tasked under the historic voter-approved initiative to begin issuing licenses for the manufacturing, testing and administering of psilocybin by January 2, 2023. OPS said that it “anticipates issuing licenses to service center applicants in the coming months.”
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Oregon Approves First-Ever Psilocybin Testing Laboratory As State Prepares To Open Psychedelic Services