Anchorage Proposes First Rec Laws
More than a year after Alaskan voters approved recreational marijuana, lawmakers in the state’s largest city have finally released their first proposed cannabis regulations governing land use and zoning.
The proposed regulations, released by the Anchorage Municipal Assembly, would require marijuana businesses to have special land-use permits. They would also prohibit any type of marijuana business – including backyard greenhouse – from operating in residential areas.
Under the proposal, which was drafted by city planning officials, retail shops could only open on commercial properties, and commercial grows and manufacturing operations would only be allowed in industrial areas.
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