Ontario Mayor Talks Possibility Of Pot In Idaho Border Town

Jul 20, 2018

Ontario, Oregon Mayor Ron Verini says his town will adapt to the influx of people marijuana dispensaries would bring to the city on the Idaho border should a voter initiative legalizing recreational weed appear on the November ballot and pass.
Credit Courtesy Ron Verini

Marijuana is strictly prohibited in Idaho. One Oregon city a stone’s throw from the heart of the Treasure Valley could soon be a destination for cannabis enthusiasts.

A voter initiative in Ontario is collecting signatures to overturn the town’s ban on recreational pot and licensing dispensaries. The measure also includes a provision that sets a 3 percent sales tax on cannabis.

According to Ron Verini, the mayor of Ontario, the movement toward relaxing the town’s pot laws has been – growing.

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