Protesters tell Creswell, Ore., voters to reject pot measure

CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) — Protesters staged a rush-hour demonstration against a pro-marijuana measure that’s on the ballot next month in Creswell, Oregon.

If approved, marijuana retailers would be allowed in the town south of Eugene. The Register-Guard reports about 80 protesters urged passing motorists to reject it, earning supportive hoots and honks from some drivers Monday.

Creswell voters previously banned marijuana retailers. But a company seeking to open a shop said the decision was close enough to warrant another vote. The company gathered enough signatures to put the question on the November ballot.