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Ontario City Council Lifts Ban on Marijuana Sales

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Voters in Ontario, Oregon have voted to lift a ban on marijuana sales. The measure passed with 57% approval. There were 1,904 votes supporting the removal of the ban.

Marijuana sales will be taxed at 3%, KTVB News 7 reports. That tax goes directly to the city. The city has struggled financially and is in desperate need of additional revenue.

Mayor Ron Verini estimated that the tax could generate about $750,000 in its first fiscal year.

It is not known when the first retail marijuana store will open in Ontario yet.