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Officials: Alaska police cannot own or operate weed business


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Police Standards Council has decided officers and prison guards in the state should not be getting involved in the marijuana industry.

The council voted earlier this month to ban police from “owning or operating a marijuana business,’’ KTUU-TV reported.

The council had cited the ongoing federal ban as a contributing factor to its decision.

Council director Bob Griffiths said the matter needed to be addressed as the marijuana business continues taking hold in Alaska.

“In light of Alaskans’ proud entrepreneurial spirit, the council felt it may be...

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