Alaska Marijuana Legalization Initiative
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Alaska Marijuana Legalization Initiative
Posted by CN Staff on September 01, 2014 at 06:10:28 PT
By Laurel Andrews
Source: Anchorage Daily News
Alaska -- With two months left to sway Alaska voters, the dueling groups in support and opposition of a ballot measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Alaska are ramping up their campaigns, and Friday they offered glimpses of what’s to come in the weeks leading to the general election.The group backing the initiative -- the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska -- gave insight into an upcoming advertising campaign and a new website to be unveiled in early September.
Meanwhile, opposition group “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” said new constituency groups were in the formation stages, and touted recent endorsements by businesses and organizations.The campaigns are setting their sights on Nov. 4, the day Alaskans will cast their votes on Ballot Measure 2. The initiative would legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older and levy a tax of $50 per ounce of pot. Should it pass, the eight-page initiative would leave much of the regulation-making process in the hands of the state. The state would have nine months to craft these regulations, including labeling and health and safety guidelines and security requirements for marijuana businesses.Summer polling shows Alaskans split on whether to legalize. Public Policy Polling data released in early August showed that of 673 voters polled, 44 percent were in favor of the initiative, 49 percent opposed and 8 percent unsure.Those numbers show a slight decrease in support since May, when PPP showed 48 percent in favor, 45 percent opposed, and 7 percent unsure.Deborah Williams, deputy treasurer of Vote No on 2, said the August poll was evidence that public support for the initiative is wavering.Campaign to Regulate spokesperson Taylor Bickford disagreed. “We aren’t concerned at all. Our internal polling tells a different story,” he said.SnippedComplete Article: Anchorage Daily News (AK)Author: Laurel AndrewsPublished: August 31, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Anchorage Daily News Contact: letters Website: CannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on September 01, 2014 at 06:44:33 PT
Alaska mayors group opposes legalizing marijuana of the interesting lies, half-truths and propaganda bits, "increased enforcement costs" is being used.Enforcing cannabis prohibition is expensive beyond dollars. The waste is endless...  Prohibitionist mayors are mistaken; once cannabis is RE-legalized, the money and other resources used to cage responsible adult people etc. is not spent.There will be costs involved to regulate the relatively safe God-given plant and some / much of that will come from taxing cannabis sales. Regulating the plant could not accumulate the extreme expense of financing prohibition.
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