Council limits pot cultivation, bans edible manufacturing

A jar of marijuana buds is seen at the Stoney Moose, a Ketchikan retail cannabis shop. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)

Cannabis was the main topic of conversation during Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

The council adopted an ordinance that will limit marijuana cultivation businesses in the city to two. The ordinance also completely bans marijuana product manufacturing.  

One person spoke on the topic during public comment. Eric Reimer is co-owner of the Stoney Moose, a marijuana retail store that opened in April. He said the ordinance will stifle a brand-new industry. Reimer said he would like to purchase locally made products for his store, and this ordinance will make that more difficult.

He suggested a sunset to the ban, so the council could revisit the issue at a later date.

Council members asked Reimer how the Thursday morning announcement about the Cole Memorandum will affect

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