Oregon: Cannon Beach to impose restrictions on psilocybin

Aug. 3—CANNON BEACH — There was consensus among city councilors Tuesday night to impose time, place and manner restrictions on psilocybin businesses.

Oregon voters approved Measure 109 in November 2020, which allows psilocybin to be manufactured and delivered to state-licensed service centers, where the drug can be dispensed to people 21 and older. The measure passed in Clatsop County 55% to 45%.

The drug, which remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law, is a psychedelic found in so-called “magic mushrooms.” Studies show it can help treat depression, anxiety, trauma and other conditions.

The Oregon Health Authority will start accepting licensing applications in early January.

By enacting time, place and manner restrictions, the city can dictate where and how facilities will operate.

The state already prohibits locating service centers within residential zones or within 1,000 feet of schools. The manufacturing of psilocybin products is also prohibited outdoors.


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