Council: No to psilocybin businesses


August 3, 2022

Benny Westcott

City Council members listen to Mountain View Road resident Vince Adams discuss speeding along that street at the Tuesday, July 26, council meeting at City Hall.

A City Council majority said "no" last week to psilocybin in Sweet Home, voting Tuesday, July 26, to adopt a resolution referring to voters a measure proposing a prohibition on businesses related to the psychedelic prodrug compound.

Councilors also adopted a ballot title and explanatory statement, and held first and second readings of an ordinance bill banning psilocybin centers and the manufacture of such products. It would become operative 30 days after approval by a majority of voters in the Nov. 8 general election.

"[T]he Oregon Health Authority has not completed the rulemaking proces...

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