In 2020, Oregon became the first American region to allow the use of psilocybin mushrooms in medicine. On January 2, 2023, the state agency Oregon Psilocybin Services began accepting applications for licenses to cultivate, process, and dispense magic mushrooms to patients.
Satori Farms was the first company to obtain permission to cultivate entheogens. The owner of the firm, Tori Armbrust, said the process took about 10 weeks to process her application, and she will have to transfer about $20,000 in miscellaneous fees to the treasury each year. Drop Thesis, also licensed to grow mushrooms, estimated legal costs at $12,000 a year.
Growers will begin supplying psilocybin mushrooms to medical centers due to open before the end of this year. Armbrust is going to supply psychedelic to one of the organizations planning to launch psilocybin therapy. The cost of treatment will be very high, because for one session of eating mushrooms you will need to pay 500 dollars. However, Tori hopes that in the near future prices will come down and the therapy will become available to all patients.
So-called facilitators will monitor the progress of the psychedelic treatment. Dave Naftalin was among the people who completed training courses in this specialty. He paid $9,500 for 10 weeks of training. Dave hopes that his company Drop Thesis will have time to harvest the first mushroom crop and open a medical center within the next 90 days.
In Australia, which plans to legalize psilocybin and ecstasy treatment on July 1, 2023, psychedelic therapy will cost much more. According to University of Melbourne professor Gillinder Bedi, one session of mushroom treatment will cost at least 3,200 Australian dollars. This is how much you will have to pay for the work of two psychologists who will be required to monitor the progress of a psychedelic trip for eight hours. And the price of a full course of magic mushroom treatment will range from 15,000 to 35,000 Australian dollars.