He Said The Company Spent Thousands Of Dollars To Help Develop The Rules.

The restrictions appear to eliminate almost any possible spots for pot shops in Creswell’s retail area east of Interstate 5. On the west side of Creswell, there appear to be just short strips along Highway 99, south Medical marijuana and north of the city center, that would be available for marijuana retailers and not eliminated by any of Measure 20-280’s buffer requirements. One Gro leaders met with city officials to draft the ordinance, said Dan Isaacson, One Gro’s chief executive. He said the company spent thousands of dollars to help develop the rules. Individual companies pursuing laws that benefit them doesn’t happen often in Oregon, but it does happen, said Jim Moore, a politics professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Timber companies often pushed for county rules to aid their industry during the heyday of logging, he said. And athletics apparel juggernaut Nike crafted a 30-year tax deal with former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. A pot company pursuing a local law to help it get established could be considered a sign of the times. Recreational sale of the drug in Oregon became legal in 2015.

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