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.
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