ALASKA: City officials got their hands on some pot Thursday, even if just for educational purposes during a public meeting.
A small group of concerned citizens headed by James and Giono Barrett, who are planning to open a marijuana business when such establishments become legal next year, wheeled a cart of plants into the City Hall chambers for their presentation to the seven-member marijuana committee consisting of Planning Commission and Assembly members.
The Barrett brothers and Benjamin Wilcox gave a Powerpoint presentation to supplement a show and tell of marijuana products and paraphernalia sitting atop a bright red sheet akin to a magic show.
Wilcox showed committee members various ways to use the waste matter from the marijuana plants. Committee member Maria Gladziszewski asked many questions on waste products after Giono Barrett’s presentation on different strains of marijuana and cultivation practices in what he called “Cannabis 101.”