The State won’t be spending public money on studying the implications of legalized marijuana until after this fall’s vote.
Governor Sean Parnell said he wants to wait until an initiative is passed before he asks public employees to abandon their current projects and spend time preparing for the legalization. He says Alaska will look to Colorado and Washington, both passed similar measures in 2012, to learn about how to handle the legal and financial aspects of a new marijuana laws.
The Governor has stated he is opposed to legalizing marijuana, but will work to change the law if voters approve the initiative in November.
The initiative would allow adults 21 and older to use marijuana recreationally.