Chapter 8.11
MARIJUANA USE AND PROHIBITIONS

Sections:

8.11.010    Definitions.

8.11.020    Public place – Definition.

8.11.030    Consuming marijuana in a public place.

8.11.040    Marijuana oil, flammable extraction – Definition.

8.11.050    Marijuana oil, flammable extraction prohibited.

8.11.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the definitions of the words and phrases below shall apply:

A. “Consume” shall have the meaning, in all conjugate forms, of “consumption” set forth in AS 17.38.900.

B. “Marijuana” shall have the meaning set forth in AS 17.38.900. (Ord. 15-001 § 3, 2015)

8.11.020 Public place – Definition.

For purposes of this chapter, the definition of “public place” is:

A. A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to:

1. Streets, highways, sidewalks, alleys, bike or pedestrian trails;

2. Transportation facilities;

3. Parking areas;

4. Convention centers;

5. Sports arenas;

6. Schools;

7. Places of business or amusement;

8. Smoke shacks;

9. Shopping centers, malls;

10. Parks, park trails, playgrounds;

11. Prisons;

12. Hallways, lobbies, doorways and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence;

13. While occupying any type of motor vehicle unless the vehicle is on the private property of the registered owner of the vehicle. (Ord. 15-001 § 3, 2015)

8.11.030 Consuming marijuana in a public place.

A. As it is lawful in Alaska for a person 21 years of age or older to privately use marijuana, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly consume marijuana in a public place or when the person is outdoors on private property adjacent to a public place; or the private property of another without the consent of the other property owner affected by the activity.

B. Violation of this section is an offense punishable by the fine established in the current, adopted budget. (Ord. 15-001 § 3, 2015)

8.11.040 Marijuana oil, flammable extraction – Definition.

For purposes of this chapter, “flammable extraction method” is defined as manufacturing a marijuana concentrate or extract using a volatile or explosive gas, any flammable fluid or other explosive chemical to extract oil from marijuana. (Ord. 15-018 § 3, 2015)

8.11.050 Marijuana oil, flammable extraction prohibited.

A. Methods to process marijuana oil using a flammable extraction method are prohibited in the city.

B. Methods of marijuana oil extraction that do not involve flammable or explosive materials are not a violation of this section.

C. Violation of this section is an offense punishable by the fine established in the current, adopted budget. (Ord. 15-018 § 4, 2015)