Marijuana

Cannabis Club Searching for New Space

Apr 18, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Kachemak Cannabis Club in Homer closed its doors at the end of February because its landlord asked the club to leave. Though, KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports the club’s leaders plan to reopen in a new location as soon as possible.


Assembly Member Criticized for ISIS Reference

Apr 6, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member, Stan Welles, infuriated borough residents after he wrote a letter to a local newspaper arguing the irrelevance of marijuana revenue in the face of its social costs. Residents turned out at Tuesday’s Assembly meeting to tell Welles their thoughts on the letter’s closing, which they say, compares people involved in the marijuana industry to Islamic State terrorists.


Borough Marijuana Ban Ordinance Postponed

Apr 6, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly ran out of time during its Tuesday night meeting and had to postpone the vote to introduce a controversial ordinance. Ordinance 2016-10 would give Kenai Peninsula Borough residents the option to not allow licensed marijuana businesses in the borough.

Homer Assembly Member Kelly Cooper says she normally votes to at least introduce every ordinance so it can be heard. But, she won’t give this ordinance the same courtesy.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members may introduce an ordinance at their regular meeting Tuesday evening that calls for a borough-wide vote on whether to ban commercial marijuana within the borough.

Assembly members will hear public testimony on the ordinance and hold a vote to introduce it. The ordinance is sponsored by Assembly President, Blaine Gilman.

Homer Cannabis Club Could Face Legal Battle

Feb 24, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A new cannabis club has opened its doors on a major street in Downtown Homer and some residents are taking full advantage of the opportunity to use marijuana in - what they call - a safe, social environment. But, the club might not be legal.


Homer Considers April Marijuana 'Redo' Vote

Feb 23, 2016
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer City Council could hold a redo vote on commercial cannabis in a special election this spring even though voters already cast ballots on a statewide ballot initiative that legalized it in 2014. They made the decision at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting.

Million Dollar Pot Operation Raided

Feb 17, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Homer Police Department

Police took a Homer resident into custody last week for growing a large crop of marijuana with the intent to sell it. The arrest comes just before the state is supposed to introduce its brand new commercial cannabis regulations.


By Daysha Eaton

It was standing room only at the start of Monday evening’s Homer City Council meeting where dozens of people showed up to testify about an ordinance that would ban all commercial cannabis activity in Homer. Most who testified were against the ordinance introduced by Homer City Council Members Heath Smith and Gus Van Dyke.

Some, like longtime resident, Misty Van Hooser, argued against it for economic reasons.

“Opting out would prevent future tourism in Homer. Tourism is down and always kind of up and down in Homer as I’ve witnessed and I think that by adding a safe place for people to go, that’s reasonable, well regulated – [it] would offer potential increase in tourism that we could desperately use,” said Van Hooser. 


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