Fairbanks borough delays rules for cannabis cafes although allowed by state regulation

    The state Marijuana Control Board says cannabis cafes will be allowed as attachments to retail pot stores. But borough assembly members say they want state regulations in place before they decide what to do locally.

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Rules for cannabis cafes outside Fairbanks will be delayed for three months.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Fairbanks North Star Borough on Thursday put the matter on hold.

    The state Marijuana Control Board says cannabis cafes will be allowed as attachments to retail pot stores.

    But borough assembly members say they want state regulations in place before they decide what to do locally.

    Assemblyman Matt Cooper proposed the delay. He says he feels as if local officials are currently operating in a vacuum.

    The borough is considering zoning rules for cannabis cafes that would require notification to neighbors, a public hearing and a planning commission vote.

    The delay on adopting rules applies only outside of Fairbanks and North Pole. Those cities have their own marijuana regulatory powers.

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