This week in two votes, the Anchorage Assembly banned a currently legal substance and turned an illegal activity into a hours-long lawful one.
On Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously backed ban cannabinoids, a synthetic marajuana with highly unpredictable and often dangerous effects, but which is now legally sold in the city. And by a 7 -4 vote, members approved lifting the municipality’s ban on personal fireworks for a three and half hour period on New Year’s. The first ordinance enjoys Mayor Dan Sullivan’s approval, the latter could receive a veto.
- City Seeks Voluntary Spice / K2 ban (28 Oct 2010)
- Disguised Drug Proves Too Attractive (15 Oct 2010)
- Assembly To Consider Personal New Year’s Fireworks and Charter Change For Future Sales Tax Vote (26 Nov 2010)
- Fireworks suspension proposal fizzles (12 Dec 2007)
Len Anderson KSKA – Anchorage
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