Linn County would possibly find yourself being a trendsetter in placing a proposed ban on therapeutic psilocybin amenities earlier than voters in November.
Throughout the Albany Metropolis Council assembly on Wednesday, June 22, Councilor Bessie Johnson requested metropolis lawyer Sean Kidd whether or not Hub Metropolis might comply with an analogous path.
Kidd stated that was doable. “It’s similar to how leisure marijuana was on the time,” Kidd stated, alluding to how pot turned authorized statewide, however cities might prohibit the sale of marijuana and cannabis-based companies from working.
The dialog wasn’t on the assembly agenda, however got here through the casual “enterprise from the council” section, the place members discuss a wide range of matters.
In a quick interview after the assembly, Johnson stated she wished the council to debate the matter at size, although she acknowledged that she didn’t know if she had the assist from different councilors to place a ban on therapeutic psilocybin amenities earlier than the citizens.
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Johnson added that the dialogue occurred due to an article about Linn County that she learn.
The Linn County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously throughout its assembly on Tuesday, June 21 to place a proposed ban on psilocybin manufacturing, manufacturing and repair facilities within the county below the Oregon Psilocybin Companies Act.
Psilocybin mushrooms, generally referred to as psychedelic mushrooms, have been proven in some research to be an efficient remedy for psychological well being situations, together with dependancy, despair, nervousness and end-of-life misery.
Oregon voters accredited the usage of therapeutic psilocybin and associated laws in November 2020, however Linn County voted towards the measure.
On Wednesday, Kidd didn’t instantly know the way Albany residents voted on the difficulty.
Reporter Joanna Mann contributed to this story.