Backers of an initiative to legalize some recreational marijuana facilities in Creswell have collected enough signatures to refer the question to voters this November.
Representatives of the new marijuana business venture One Gro submitted 1,000 signatures in total to the city in two batches in late July and August. That was enough to clear the 509 valid signatures threshold to send the question to voters, city officials determined this week.
Creswell residents narrowly voted to ban all recreational marijuana facilities just last November. But One Gro, which wants to open a dispensary near a gas station just off Interstate 5, hopes they’re willing to quickly reverse themselves. One Gro is led by high-profile Eugene attorney Mike Arnold.
“I am humbled and grateful to the residents of Creswell who supported the initiative petition,” One Gro CEO Dan Isaacson said in a prepared statement. “We’ve had hundreds of conversations with residents of Creswell as part of our initiative gathering process. We shared what the vision is for our company and learned a great deal about what people want in a partnership with