Juneau extends moratorium for marijuana business permits

The recreational marijuana industry in Juneau won’t be growing when it was originally scheduled as the city won’t be accepting conditional use permits for marijuana businesses until next year.

The Juneau Empire reports that the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly unanimously voted Monday to extend the moratorium on accepting or processing marijuana business permits through Dec. 31.

The moratorium was established in January and was slated to end in mid-October. Officials say the extension is to give the city more time to set zoning rules.