County commissioners hear first reading of mushroom ordinance


July 20, 2022

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow Linn County residents to vote Nov. 8 to ban the growing and sales of psilocybin mushrooms in Linn County, was held Tuesday morning, July 12, before the Board of Commissioners.

Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker had previously approved the process of placing the proposal on the November ballot.

Although Ballot Measure 109, which legalizes the cultivation, sale and distribution of mushrooms to be used medically, was passed statewide in November 2020, it did not pass in Linn County.

The ballot measure included langua...

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