Ontario officials ask state for more money from marijuana sales in second letter

Weedology in Ontario is one of the marijuana dispensaries that city officials say serves thousands of customers coming to town from Idaho. That fact should lead to a change in tax distribution, the city contends. (File photo)

Ontario city officials are again requesting that the state modify the formula for determining how much money the city gets from marijuana sales in order to get more for Ontario.

The statewide cannabis tax sharing program currently distributes money to cities based on population and number of marijuana dispensaries. Unlike many Oregon cities, the majority of Ontario’s marijuana sales come from customers in Idaho, who aren’t counted in the city’s population.

Because of that, the city wants the state to create an exemption to the formula for cities that meet certain requirements by basing it on total . . .