Supporters of The Greenery are filing a referendum on a four-month dispensary moratorium voted in by the City Council. They say they have just enough signatures to file that referendum on April first.
If those are validated it would halt the ban and put the issue up for a vote in September.
“We’ve collected signatures from people who aren’t necessarily in favor of dispensaries, but they’re signing it because they feel the public should have a voice,” said lead petitioner Steve Schulman. “That’s what we’re attempting to do.”
Last week the court turned down 33 citations placed against the dispensary by the city, leading city leaders to start re-tooling their ordinances.
Petitioners say even with that court ruling and a potential referendum, they don’t see The Greenery operating with the blessing of the city anytime soon – although it has remained open.
Meanwhile it’s unclear what effect a September vote would have on a moratorium, as the four-month ban in effect will have expired by then anyway.