Kodiak City Council to Hash Out Some Details of Marijuana Legislation

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Two items on tonight’s Kodiak City Council work session agenda address marijuana. The meeting packet includes a wide range of informational material about regulations and laws that apply to marijuana in the state.

That includes a Marijuana Initiatives FAQ from the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office which answers questions potential marijuana business license holders may have. It also contains a memo from Holly Wells and Katie Davies, both from an Anchorage-based law firm, about federal regulations that could affect marijuana-related businesses. For instance, a company cannot include marijuana in an edible labeled with a trademarked name.

The packet also includes two ordinances, one which would designate the Kodiak City Council as the city’s local regulatory authority on marijuana and another which would prohibit the extraction of THC or any cannabinoid by certain dangerous methods unless otherwise permitted by law.

The city will also view a draft resolution from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, which would establish a task force to advise the assembly and the borough on marijuana legalization. According to the resolution, the committee would include two seats for borough assembly members and two for city council members. The governing bodies would appoint their representatives themselves.

The work session is scheduled to begin in the Kodiak Public Library Multi-purpose room at 7:30 p.m.


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