- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Anchorage Assembly has rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned legal marijuana sales within municipal boundaries.

The Alaska Dispatch News (https://bit.ly/1GPYL9k) reports assembly members listened to four hours of testimony Tuesday and voted 9-2 to kill the measure proposed by Assemblywoman Amy Demboski.

Alaska voters approved legalization of recreational marijuana use last month. Demboski said she hoped the city would take a “wait and see approach” before the Alaska Legislature created marijuana regulations.

Most people testifying Tuesday opposed the ordinance.

Medical marijuana user June Pittman-Unsworth said she has no legal way to obtain marijuana. She called the ordinance premature and open-ended.

Assemblyman Bill Starr said he was fearful the “opt out” message would put key Anchorage lawmakers on the sidelines during discussions of state marijuana regulations.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com


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