Oregon psilocybin facilitators share their experiences with professionals preparing for rollout of mushroom distribution in Colorado

March 13, 2024

By: Shane Ersland

The meeting was the third part of an ongoing webinar series hosted by Mental Health Colorado and the Healing Advocacy Fund to discuss the impact of psilocybin legalization in the state. Nearly 1.3 million residents voted affirmatively for Proposition 122 in 2022, making Colorado the second state in the nation to approve a state-regulated program for legal access to psilocybin therapies.

Ashley Perales, partnerships and development manager for Mental Health Colorado, said the organization is dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being, and believes in exploring all avenues that show promise in alleviating mental health challenges and promoting healing.

“As the scientific community continues to uncover the potential of psilocybin, it is essential to ensure that individuals train to guide others whose experiences are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to do so safely and effectively,” Perales said. “By supporting the training of psilocybin facilitators, we’re not only advancing the field of mental healthcare, but also empowering individuals to access alternative treatments that may offer relief where traditional methods have fallen short.”

Read the full article in State of Reform