Anchorage, Alaska, voters reject on-site cannabis consumption

Women, minority execs show few gains in U.S. cannabis industry, according to the latest data from the MJBiz Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Report. Get your copy here.


In a blow to marijuana retailers in Anchorage, Alaska, voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure to permit cannabis consumption on store premises.

According to unofficial election results, roughly 64.3% (28,409) of the voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 11, which would have permitted “inhaling or smoking marijuana, in addition to eating marijuana edibles,” in cannabis stores.

Only 15,786 voters, or 35.7%, favored the proposition.

The Anchorage Assembly will certify the results of the election on April 21.

Last October, the assembly voted 7-4 to put on-site cannabis consumption on the ballot.