No vote needed: Ontario City Council can act on its own to approve pot dispensaries

ONTARIO – It turns out the Ontario City Council doesn’t need voter approval to authorize marijuana dispensaries in town.

According to Scott Winkels, a lobbyist for the League of Oregon Cities, the council could repeal its existing ordinance that bans marijuana dispensaries to allow the facilities in town. No public vote would be needed.

Previously, city officials told the Malheur Enterprise that the council could repeal the ban . . .

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