“I have a lot of things to do here in the district. Me being in jail wouldn’t be a good thing,” Bowser said.
Alaska’s voter initiative making marijuana legal takes effect Tuesday, placing Alaska alongside Colorado and Washington as the three U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal.
Just one day before marijuana possession becomes legal in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker has filed legislation to create a marijuana control board.
The road to a legal and regulated marijuana market is months away, and communities who still want to keep the divisive drug out are looking at doing so the same way many currently ban alcohol: the local option.
Alaska isn’t the only state considering whether to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. In the Pacific Northwest, Oregon also has the question on the ballot.
The Bethel Legislative Office was packed Monday afternoon as Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell lead a hearing on Ballot Measure 2, a marijuana initiative that will appear on the November 4 ballot.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell held a public hearing Monday in the Capitol on the marijuana legalization initiative.
Some conservatives are formally declaring their support for Proposition 2.
Two Ketchikan men appeared in court Tuesday to face felony drug charges.