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Out-of-state money dominates Ontario’s pro-marijuana campaign

A Spokane merchant has spent more than $130,000 into the effort to lift the ban on recreational sales of cannabis in Ontario. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – A marijuana merchant from Spokane has poured more than $130,000 into the effort to repeal Ontario’s ban on recreational sales of cannabis, according to state campaign records.

The measure on the Nov. 6 ballot for Ontario voters would allow state-licensed marijuana dispensaries, recreational marijuana retailers, producers, processors and wholesalers in Ontario.

Tate Kapple operates a multi-million dollar Spokane . . .