Election Notes Alaska: Mowing the Grass

Mowing the Grass

The nation's most liberal pot law went up in smoke last week. By a vote of 55%, Alaskans decided to recriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and sock offenders with up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. | State Representative Alyce Hanley, one of the leading supporters of the anti- pot Ballot Measure 2, cheered the results and congratulated voters for "sending out a strong message against drugs."

In practice, the measure may not amount to much more than a message. Officials say they will not budget much money for its enforcement, and supporters of the...

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