© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Chad Daybell's murder trial has begun. Follow along here.

Ontario Mayor Talks Possibility Of Pot In Idaho Border Town

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.

For more local news, follow the KBSX newsroom on Twitter @KBSX915

Copyright 2018 Boise State Public Radio

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.