Panel: Psychedelic Activism: How to Get Involved
Sam is the Executive Director for the Healing Advocacy Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting the implementation of Measure 109 in Oregon with education and advocacy. Sam has over a decade of experience in advocating for progressive drug policy reforms at the local, state, and national level. His previous experience includes consulting for statewide political campaigns, assisting local governments in writing rules and regulations, advocating for equitable access to new healthcare treatment options, and identifying opportunities within emerging industries. In 2013 Sam co-authored House Bill 3460, the Oregon law that legalized medical marijuana dispensaries. Most recently, Sam served as the Campaign Manager for Measure 109 in Oregon, the law that legalized the first ever psilocybin therapy program in the United States. Sam has been a resident of Oregon for 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Philosophy and Political Science.