Juneau’s Assembly voted for the ordinance which allows customers to smoke marijuana and consume edibles at state-approved locales. The Assembly was split 6–2 in favor of the new ordinance.
State-approved companies can now allow edibles to be eaten indoors, in addition to being able to set up outdoor smoking areas.
Jennifer Canfield, Green Elephant co-owner, stated that businesses are trying to provide spaces where customers can smoke while keeping it out of public space.
Critics have pointed out that the ordinance didn’t allow smoking areas to all locales, even though it is legal under state law.
The ordinance was a blow to Juneau’s strict secondhand smoke laws while still keeping smoke out of public space, Canfield stated.
One of the Assembly members and opponents of the ordinance, Mary Becker, stated that she was against marijuana use both outdoors and indoors.