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PAC gears up to fight retail pot measure

No Pot Ontario, a political action committee formed in 2016 to elect anti-marijuana city counselors in Ontario, will soon kick off a campaign opposing the ballot measure to lift the city's ban on retail marijuana sales. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – A political action committee formed two years ago to elect anti-marijuana city councilors in Ontario is dusting off the cobwebs and preparing for another campaign.

No Pot Ontario, created in 2016, will soon kick off a campaign to derail a ballot initiative by MalheurCAN, a local pro-marijuana group. MalheurCAN learned last week its proposal to lift the ban on retail sales of pot in Ontario was going on the November ballot.

No Pot Ontario director John Kirby, a co-owner of Kinney Bros. & Keele True Value Hardware in Ontario, said his political committee opposes the ballot . . .