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Ontario City Council allows dispensaries to remain open – if they obey governor’s orders

A photo taken on Saturday, March 21, at Weedology in Ontario was received by Ontario City Manager Adam Brown, on Monday, March 23. Brown said such photos sent to the city were part of what compelled officials to consider shuttering dispensaries as a means of curbing the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo courtesy city of Ontario)

ONTARIO – After contemplating a forced closure of local marijuana dispensaries, the Ontario City Council voted on Tuesday, March 24, to allow dispensaries to remain open if they adhere to directives aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The council created the authority to suspend any dispensary’s operations if it violates directives laid out by Gov. Kate Brown that prohibit large gatherings and requires businesses to enforce social distancing – keeping people six feet apart.

The governor ordered . . .