(Denver Post file)

Ban on marijuana sales proposed for Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage assembly member wants the city to opt out of the commercial marijuana trade.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports Assemblywoman Amy Demboski of Eagle River — who has announced she’s running for mayor — will introduce an ordinance to ban commercial marijuana establishments.

Alaska voters Nov. 4 approved a measure to legalize recreational use of pot and it prevailed with 51 percent of the vote in Anchorage according to results so far.

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The ballot measure allows communities to prohibit businesses that sell marijuana and Demboski says she’s introducing an ordinance to do so.

She says the city shouldn’t be a guinea pig for commercial marijuana in Alaska. She said she wants to see how regulations are developed and then decide whether to opt back in.


Information from: Alaska Dispatch News

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