Pubdate: Tue, 03 Mar 2015
Source: Alaska Dispatch News (AK)
Copyright: 2015 Alaska Dispatch Publishing
Note: Anchorage Daily News until July '14
Author: Don Neal


The letter by Ms. Coltellaro (ADN, March 2) is admirable for its 
belligerent defense of her interpretation of the Ballot Measure 2 law 
regarding legal marijuana use. However, she must have skipped Section 
17.38.110 of that measure, the section entitled "Local Control." This 
section sets forth the steps that local governments may take to adapt 
the marijuana laws to their own situations or preferences. I admire 
Wasilla for immediately taking the initiative and enacting its own 
controls - and I deplore the fact that so few other local governments 
have done so. The attempt to do so by one Anchorage Assembly member 
was instantly shot down by others with dollar signs blinding their foresight.

As to the "will of the majority," it should be kept in mind that a 
majority vote of the entire population of the state may not reflect a 
majority vote in a particular locality. I suspect that many 
communities may decide that, yes, we have to let you use pot 
privately here, but you may not deal in it. Live with it or move.

- - Don Neal Anchorage
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