The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for the April 2 election to the Anchorage Assembly to answer a series of questions on issues facing those bodies. We’re publishing select responses daily. The answers were fact-checked when facts were cited and edited for spelling, grammar and writing style. For more questions and to see all the candidates’ answers, click here. For School Board candidate surveys, click here.
Q: Would you support a law allowing on-site consumption of marijuana?
DISTRICT 2, SEAT A: CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER
Retail sales are already prohibited in my district.
Yes. If steps to ensure public safety are taken.
DISTRICT 4, SEAT F: MIDTOWN
Yes, re: public safety & health impacts.
Not a smoker myself but have concerns about DUI.
DISTRICT 3, SEAT D: WEST ANCHORAGE
Undecided--I need more research on this.
Marijuana should regulated like alcohol.
The biggest dope dealers are prescription drug companies.
DISTRICT 5, SEAT H: EAST ANCHORAGE
Yes, so long as it protects employees.
DISTRICT 6, SEAT J: SOUTH ANCHORAGE, GIRDWOOD, TURNAGAIN ARM
More research needed. I’m concerned about driving.