Voters in every county and city in the Mid-Willamette Valley that put a ban on psilocybin growing and “service centers” on the ballot were supporting the bans, according to early election results.

Marion and Polk counties, Aumsville, Dallas, Gates, Hubbard, Independence, Jefferson, Keizer, Lyons, Mill City, Sublimity, St. Paul, Stayton, Turner, Willamina and Woodburn all were voting to ban the substance in their cities, many by wide margins in the initial results.

The measures in Marion and Polk counties would cover unincorporated parts of their counties, but not in city limits.

The bans in Gates, Hubbard and Jefferson are temporary and would sunset in 2024. The others would be permanent.

If voters choose to ban the psychedelic substance, which is found in certain strains of mushrooms, it would prohibit “service centers,” where people would receive the substance, as well as the commercial growing of the mushrooms.

Tom Eckert and his wife, Sheri, are the co-sponsors of the Psilocybin Service Initiative. They are in private practice together where they counsel couples and men who've been required to attend a domestic violence program.

Voters in Oregon opted to legalize the use of psilocybin in clinical settings under Measure 109 in the 2020 election. But cities and counties were given the ability to ask voters to opt out.

Other ballot measures in local cities

Detroit city charter

Detroit residents were narrowly voting down a new charter for the city, according to early returns.

The new charter would change residency requirements, remove gender-exclusive references and make other changes, including correcting misspellings and formatting.

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