- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage votes on its marijuana business rules next week and residents in an Anchorage community that mostly voted against recreational pot in Alaska are weighing in.

KTVA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/20OD1q1) Assemblywoman Amy Demboski hosted an Eagle River town hall Saturday.

Potential operators of marijuana businesses noted the lack of support in the room.

Demboski says it was clear many residents at the meeting wanted the proposed 500-foot buffer between marijuana businesses and a school or church extended to 1,000 feet.

She said Chugiak-Eagle River is part of Anchorage but still unique, and that she hopes the community will be able to adopt its own local rules if those approved by the city are not strict enough.

The assembly will meet Tuesday and vote on zoning and licensing codes for marijuana businesses.

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Information from: KTVA-TV, http://www.ktva.com

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