ANCHORAGE – Last night, the Anchorage Assembly voted against a city ordinance that would have banned the future of commercial marijuana sales in the state’s capitol city. The vote was 9 to 2 in support of allowing retail marijuana sales. The session was packed with city residents, with more than 50 people publicly sharing their opinions on the matter. Each speaker was permitted three minutes to voice opinions.

In the November election Alaskans convincingly approved new recreational marijuana legislation; Ballot Measure 2. Similar to laws in other legalized states, Measure 2 gives the ultimate operating jurisdiction to local governments, which was the case of the proposed ordinance in Anchorage.

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