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Measure 109 Psilocybin in Sumpter

8/12/2022

City of Sumpter

Notice of Measure and Receipt of Ballot Title

Public notice is hereby given, that on August 12, 2022, the City of Sumpter Elections Officer received a ballot title for a measure referred by the City of Sumpter City Council to voters on the November 8, 2022, election. Any elector may file a petition to review the ballot title with Baker County Circuit Court no later than 5:00pm on August 19, 2022 (the 7th business day after the ballot title was filed with the City Elections Officer) under ORS 250.296. The elector may notify the City Elections Official (City Recorder) in writing that the petition has been filed. That notice must be given no later than 5:00pm on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.

The ballot title filed is:

Caption: Permanently prohibits psilocybin-related businesses with in the City of Sumpter.

Question: Shal the City of Sumpter permanently prohibit psilocybin-related businesses?

Summary: State law allows for the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale and purchase of psilocybin, the psychedelic drug found in certain mushrooms. 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 service centers. The City Council of the City of Sumpter adopted an ordinance to refer to the voters that permanently prohibits psilocybin-related businesses in the City of Sumpter.

A “Yes” vote would permanently prohibit the establishment of psilocybin product manufacturers and psilocybin service centers within the city limits of the City of Sumpter.

A “No” vote would permit the establishment of psilocybin product manufacturers and psilocybin service centers within the city limits of the City of Sumpter.