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Ontario would restrict marijuana stores under proposals

Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee members Alfredo Rodriguez, Andy Peterson, John Kirby and Flora Gibbs on Monday discuss the committee's recommendations for marijuana legislation in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Max Egener)

ONTARIO – A city advisory committee is recommending that the city establish buffers to limit where potential marijuana stores could operate in Ontario.

The committee also is recommending to the Ontario City Council that licenses to operate such stores be granted only to owners who have lived in the city for two years and that parking off street be required.

The recommendations from the city’s Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee follows weeks of meetings and anticipates a vote in November on a measure to repeal the local ban on marijuana sales.

The city council was expected to consider the recommendations at its meeting Tuesday night, too late for . . .