- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau is putting the brakes on marijuana businesses.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://is.gd/GDn2DO) the Juneau Assembly voted Monday to not consider issuing any land use permits for marijuana farms or documentation related to pot businesses until Oct. 19, or six months after the legislative session ends.

The Legislature is expected to write regulations for marijuana businesses this session following voter approval of the recreational use of marijuana.

The assembly’s action doesn’t have much of an effect on the general public. Marijuana still becomes legal on Feb. 24, even though the state has until Nov. 24 to finalize regulations for sales. The first permit for a retail store can be issued a year later.

The assembly had initially planned a 12-month delay, but relented after hearing opposition from potential business owners.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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