Jackson County commissioners want the state to limit the number of licenses it issues to grow psychedelic mushrooms to an amount that would reasonably supply the legal market.
They also want facilities that give mushroom doses to clients to have on-site security and emergency medical staff. Commissioners don’t want businesses that have alcohol or marijuana licenses to be able to get a license to administer psychedelic mushrooms.
County commissioners voted Thursday to send a letter requesting the regulations to Oregon Health Authority. OHA is drafting state rules in preparation for the launch of psychedelic mushroom businesses in January.
According to draft rules, OHA has no plans to limit the number of licenses it issues to growers.
Mushroom proponents have said one facility the size of a house could supply all the mushrooms needed for therapeutic use in Jackson County. Proponents said if there are too many growers and they can’t make a profit, they’ll go out of business — solving the problem of too many growers.