Two new players jump into effort to lift local marijuana ban

The effort to lift city and county bans on recreational marijuana sales has expanded as a Portland man and an Ontario resident have both filed preliminary paperwork to place the issue before voters in November. (The Enterprise/File).

New activists have stepped in an expanding effort to life the ban on recreational marijuana sales in Malheur County.

Ontario City Recorder Tori Barnett confirmed Wednesday morning that Tate Kapple, a Spokane businessman, pulled his ballot petition to legalize retail marijuana sales in Ontario. Barnett said he pulled the petition June 22 . . .