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Sponsored by: Terry <br /> L. CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-085 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, OPPOSING THE PASSAGE OF THE INITIATIVE <br /> RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN ALASKA AND URGING VOTERS TO <br /> DEFEAT BALLOT MEASURE 2 <br /> WHEREAS,ballot measure 2 would legalize,commercialize,and industrialize recreational <br /> marijuana in the State of Alaska for adults 21 and over; and <br /> WHEREAS, the use and delivery of marijuana is still a violation of federal law under the <br /> Controlled Substances Act; and <br /> WHEREAS, the use of marijuana has been found to have negative physical, mental, <br /> behavioral and social health consequences and is associated with diseases of the heart,brain,lungs, <br /> and vascular system; and <br /> WHEREAS,the legalization of marijuana is predicted to produce significant net economic <br /> costs to the State of Alaska; and <br /> WHEREAS,ballot measure 2 is an extreme measure that would legalize not only marijuana <br /> but also potent and dangerous chemical concentrates and drug-infused edibles that appeal to <br /> children; and <br /> WHEREAS, ballot measure 2 will have negative impacts on our workforce, workforce <br /> safety, and employability; and <br /> WHEREAS, ballot measure 2 is a harmful measure that ignores the severe problems that <br /> have been created by the legalization of recreational marijuana in other states,including public health <br /> hazards such as hash oil explosions, increases in driving under the influence,traffic accidents with <br /> injuries and deaths, and deaths from edibles; and <br /> WHEREAS,the commercialization and industrialization of marijuana will involve outside <br /> interest seeking to aggressively market to and profit on Alaskans, including young people; and <br /> WHEREAS, this initiative would result in extensive advertising of marijuana, marijuana <br /> concentrates (such as Butane Hash Oil, Shatter, and Earwax), marijuana edibles and marijuana <br /> accessories in Seward and the Kenai Peninsula Borough; and <br /> WHEREAS,our community supports the health and well-being of our adults and children. <br /> L. <br />