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.