Final Question of Psilocybin to be Referred to Voters

The City of Lebanon posted its ballot title on June 13 for a measure to be referred to the legal voters of the City of Lebanon. It reads as follows:

CAPTION:  Prohibition of psilocybin related businesses within the city of Lebanon.

QUESTION:  Shall psilocybin related businesses be prohibited within the city of Lebanon?

SUMMARY:  The Lebanon City council adopted an ordinance to refer to the voters that prohibits psilocybin related businesses in Lebanon. State law allows for the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale and possession of psilocybin, the psychedelic drug found in certain mushrooms. Psilocybin remains a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  State law provides that a local government may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the voters to prohibit the establishment of licensed psilocybin product manufacturers and/or psilocybin services centers within the City of Lebanon.

Approval of the measure would prohibit the establishment of psilocybin product manufacturers and psilocybin service centers within the area subject to the jurisdiction of the city of Lebanon.

Notice is further given that any elector of the city who believes the draft ballot title contains more than one subject or who believes the ballot title is insufficient, not concise, or unfair may file a petition for judicial review with the Circuit Court for Linn County no later than 5 PM on June 24, 2024 which is at least seven business days after this notice.

Any elector who files a petition to review the draft ballot title must notify the City Recorder in writing that the petition has been filed no later than 5:00 PM on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.