Six Oregon Cities Vote To Allow Marijuana Business

The election results show that opposition to cannabis may be eroding in rural areas

Voters in six Oregon cities appear to have lifted or rejected bans on recreational marijuana businesses. Ontario, Joseph, Klamath Falls, Gates, Sumpter and Clatskanie voted to allow recreational marijuana businesses within city limits, according to unofficial election results from the state Elections Division.

Voters in Joseph, Clatskanie, Ontario and Klamath Falls were overturning existing bans on recreational marijuana in those places. Altogether, 29 local measures related to marijuana were on the ballot, according to an Oregon Capital Bureau analysis of the unofficial results.

Some communities had multiple measures relating to marijuana on the ballot, separating the question of whether to allow retail sales and to tax such sales.

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