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Petitioners pursuing marijuana measures for Ontario

ONTARIO — Ontario voters could see two ballot initiatives this fall to legalize marijuana sales in the city.

Tori Barnett, Ontario city recorder, confirmed last week that she received proposed ballot measures from an Ontario group and a Washington state man. They submitted language for measures as a step to gathering signatures to put them on the ballot.

One proposal is from county residents Dave Eyler, Jahmel Cooke and Byron Shock. The man behind that effort, Ontario resident Jim Forrester, began to push for a legal marijuana dispensary ballot measure in April. Forrester, who is disabled by Crohn’s disease, created the marijuana group MalheurCAN and said he selected Eyler, Cooke and Shock to be the chief petitioners.

The other petition is by Spokane resident Tate Kapple.

Eyler, a former Vale High School teacher and football coach, said he supports . . .