- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - While marijuana will soon be legal in Alaska, the mayor of Alaska’s largest city doesn’t want it quite so public.

KTUU reports (https://is.gd/wcPHY3) a proposal is expected to be introduced Tuesday that would ban pot consumption in public places in Anchorage.

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan directed municipal lawyers to write a proposal that would forbid marijuana use in places where the “public or a substantial group of persons has access.”

It lists places like all businesses, streets, alleys, shopping centers, hotels, apartment hallways, bus stops and parking areas.

It also would ban the use of marijuana in bars. Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler says the intent is to treat marijuana like cigarettes.

A ticket would cost an offender $100.

The full assembly took take up the proposal in a few weeks.

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