Oregon Psilocybin Initiative Gets Boost From New TV Ad But Draws Opposition From Unlikely Source

Oregon Psilocybin Initiative Gets Boost From New TV Ad But Draws Opposition From Unlikely Source

An Oregon ballot initiative to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic purposes is getting a boost from a nonprofit veterans group’s new TV ad. But meanwhile, the campaign is seeing pushback from an unexpected source. On the one side, the Heroic Hearts Project—which helps connect veterans to entheogenic-based healing and provides complementary counseling—is airing an advertisement in the state that highlights the therapeutic potential of taking psilocybin in a clinical setting. The 30-second spot doesn’t explicitly mention the reform measure that will appear on Oregon’s November ballot, but it could help inform how voters approach that question when they head to the polls nonetheless. According to the group, it will play on television frequently enough that the average viewer should see it about seven or eight times. Here’s the script of the ad:  “As a scientist, I’m impressed by the research. Major universities findings show psilocybin therapy can be effective for depression and anxiety. It’s plant medicine [the Food and Drug Administration] calls breakthrough therapy, meaning it can be an improvement over available options. The psilocybin therapy program: Research-based with patient safety top of mind, strictly regulated. We’re in a mental health crisis. The science is real, the restrictions smart. Psilocybin therapy: Healing, providing hope.” Heroic Hearts Project is largely focused on the plant ayahuasca. But the group says psilocybin is another treatment option that’s shown promise in mitigating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. “In Oregon and across the country there has been a big decriminalization movement, there’s been a big push…

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