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Redmond city councilors send voters a measure to extend ban on psilocybin service centers for another 2 years

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – On the agenda at the Redmond City Council meeting Tuesday night: magic mushrooms.

Here's a bit of background: On Nov. 8, 2022, Redmond voters approved a ballot measure prohibiting psilocybin service centers for two years.

At their Tuesday night meeting, council members were directed to conduct a public hearing and vote on an ordinance declaring another two-year ban on psilocybin service centers, then refer that decision to voters in the November 2024 general election. That’s exactly what they did.

Redmond Mayor, Ed Fitch said, “I understand - people look at it, and there's drugs, and how is that going to change over time? There's obviously a lot of data that shows psilocybin treatment can help with people with PTSD or anxiety or depression, and with these kind of issues, there are strong feelings on both sides. That's why the voters should decide.”

Now, council members will place the issue back on the November 2024 ballot.

A ‘yes’ vote would continue the ban on psilocybin service centers in Redmond.

A ‘no’ vote would allow psilocybin centers in Redmond, under controlled environments.

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