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Visionary Leadership and the Implementation of Measure 109 in Oregon with Tom Eckert and Alissa Bazinet - 45
Episode 457th March 2022 • The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast • Laura Dawn, M.Sc
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In 2015, Tom Eckart and his late wife Sheri Eckert had a vision – a vision that very few people thought was possible. They wanted to make access to psilocybin legal in the State of Oregon, which led them to create and lead the measure 109 initiative. 

Five years later on November 3, 2020, Ballot Measure 109 was passed with support from 1.233 million Oregonians, or 55.68% of the vote. 

In January 2023, “psilocybin service providers” will be legally allowed to serve psilocybin, as long as they have adequate training. We are less than one year away from the rollout and implementation of Measure 109 which of course opens up a lot of questions. 

  • What does psychedelic facilitations training look like? What is the core curriculum? 
  • Who’s offering this training?
  • How much do these psychedelic facilitation trainings cost?
  • How long will they be? 
  • Do you have to be a therapist or medical practitioner to get licensed? 
  • Are there apprenticeship models? 

In this episode featuring both Tom Eckart and Alissa Bazinet, a clinical psychologist who serves on the training subcommittee of the Oregon psilocybin advisory board, we dive into all of these questions about the specifics of Measure 109 and what it means for psychedelic practitioners. 

In the last part of the conversation, we get more personal as we explore the essence of visionary leadership and what it takes to not only dream the impossible, make it a reality.

Core Themes

  • Visionary leadership
  • Psilocybin 
  • The origin story of measure 109
  • What is Measure 109
  • Misconceptions of 109
  • Psychedelic facilitation training 
  • Core components of facilitation training

Resources Mentioned 

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Featured Music

Episode #45 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called "Strongest of Our Kind" by Mihali, G. Love & Special Sauce.



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