In November of 2014, after years of serious study and contentious debate, the people of Alaska voted to legalize marijuana. Alaskans have always been true to their libertarian leanings and this was another example. Good people are now able to proceed with their productive lives without an anachronistic law hanging over their heads.
As a long time small business owner in Homer, I am deeply concerned about the divisiveness created by the recall: a radical, unwarranted reaction with lasting repercussions. Additionally, I am frustrated with the recent newspaper ads which manufacture “evidence” of economic harm “caused” by our city council’s recent discussion about human rights. From my perch on the Homer Spit, my bookings and business have never been stronger, and I am hearing the same thing from many other small business owners in the community.