Draft Anchorage marijuana license rules ban marijuana use in retail stores

A ban on marijuana bars and social clubs and random marijuana testing for pesticides or other harmful substances at retail stores are among the more contentious elements of Anchorage’s draft cannabis business license regulations released this week.

Anchorage officials have been developing a local license for marijuana businesses as a way to give local government more control over enforcement. But industry leaders have said a local license would be redundant to a state license and overly burdensome, and have promised to fight it in the coming weeks.

The first draft of the licensing regulations emerged at a Thursday meeting of the Anchorage Assembly’s marijuana regulation committee. Most of the regulations are copied directly from proposed state regulations. But, unlike the state regulations, the proposed Anchorage rules explicitly bar business owners from allowing people to buy marijuana at a retail store and consume it on the premises.


Marijuana social clubs,...

Rate this article: 

This marijuana news is brought to you by 420 Intel. For the latest breaking cannabis industry news, subscribe to the 420 Intel newsletter. If you'd like to promote your product or service in this area after every article, contact us.