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Summary of Alaska Ballot Measure 2: Regulate Marijuana

In case you were following the campaign to legalize marijuana in Alaska. From the Division of Elections. More information can be found in the 2014 Alaska Official (General) Election Pamphlet

If you’re curious, I’ll be voting yes. Hope to have a blog entry out in the next few days explaining why in detail.

TL:DR version

  • Marijuana appears to be less harmful than alcohol. As a child of an alcohol scarred family, if booze gets to be legal, weed should be legal.
  • Too many lives have been ruined by possession arrests and convictions, which proportionally hit people of color. 
  • I lean libertarian in that I don’t believe the State has a right to regulate conduct that does not harm others. If you get high too often, you’ll have to live with the consequences. 

Walking along the Gastineau Meadows trail today.

Sep 2
Another picture of my ride from Prince of Wales Island to Ketchikan, where I switched to a jet that brought me home to Juneau. I’m particulary happy with this picture. Except for the sky. 
This represents the end of my Prince of Wales Island photos I took while on site visits for my library. 

Another picture of my ride from Prince of Wales Island to Ketchikan, where I switched to a jet that brought me home to Juneau. I’m particulary happy with this picture. Except for the sky. 

This represents the end of my Prince of Wales Island photos I took while on site visits for my library. 

Sep 2
The community of Craig, Alaska only has 1,200 people, but their library boasts a robust collection of magazines.
This library is small, so their magazine collection shares space with their public computers and their videoconference endpoints. 

The community of Craig, Alaska only has 1,200 people, but their library boasts a robust collection of magazines.

This library is small, so their magazine collection shares space with their public computers and their videoconference endpoints. 

Sep 2
Take a good look at the “Coffman Cove Weather Station” and beware the disappearance of the rock!

Take a good look at the “Coffman Cove Weather Station” and beware the disappearance of the rock!

Sep 2

Float houses, Prince of Wales Island, August 2014.

These were taken on our float plane flight to Ketchikan. The pilot played Willie Nelson. Life was good.

Sep 1

Sunshine on the water really makes me happy. Prince of Wales Island August 2014.

Sep 1
Float plane at Hollis Alaska. August 2014.

Float plane at Hollis Alaska. August 2014.

A nice way to discourage phone calls in the library.

A nice way to discourage phone calls in the library.

Waterfront in Craig, Alaska. August 2014.