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City of Ontario cancels emergency meeting on possible closure of local dispensaries

Burnt River Farms, a marijuana dispensary in Ontario. (File photo/courtesy Burnt River Farms)

ONTARIO - A special meeting by the Ontario City Council to consider ordering the city's three marijuana dispensaries to close to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak has been cancelled.

The council will discuss closing the city's dispensaries during its regular meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Ontario City Manager Adam Brown said the city decided to cancel its special meeting on the advice of city attorney Larry Sullivan.

Brown said the city was concerned it did not give 24-hour notice to the public about the meeting.

Brown said an alternative to closing the dispensaries would be to order them to maintain social distancing requirements set by the state. 

The initial reason for the emergency meeting . . .