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So far the majority of Sandy ballots counted support prohibition in city limits

PMG FILE PHOTO - Sandy City Council pushed decision on psilocybin service centers, manufacturing to voters in Nov. 8 election. UPDATE: Gap between votes in favor versus those opposed to prohibition of psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in Sandy city limits has only widened with time. As of 10:08 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 64.14% of Sandy voters have voted for this local prohibition, and 35.86% have voted against.

On Aug. 1, The Sandy City Council on Monday unanimously passed two ordinances: the first establishing the prohibition of psilocybin service centers and the manufacture of psilocybin products within the city limits; the second referring the issue to Sandy voters who have the opportunity to overturn the council decision in the November 2022 general election.

While Oregon voters legalized the use, manufacture and distribution of psilocybin through passage of Ballot Measure 109 in 2020, many Sandy voters have voted "yes" on Ballot Measure 3-586 asking "Shall the City of Sandy prohibit psilocybin service centers and the manufacture of psilocybin products in the City of Sandy?"

State law allows operation manufacture, distribution, and possession of psilocybin and psilocybin, but also provides that a city council may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the voters to prohibit the establishment of any of those registered or licensed activities.

The Post will update this story after Clackamas County's next release of results at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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