Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Judge Stays Consideration Pending Election

Mat-Su | Stefan Hinman | Monday, September 26, 2016

Mat-Su— Superior Court Judge David Zwink denied expedited proceedings today and stayed consideration of two marijuana lawsuits filed in early September against the Matanuska-Susitna Borough by marijuana business owners. The plaintiffs oppose a citizen-driven proposition on the ballot that asks voters to prohibit the commercialization of pot in the borough. The judge ruled that the matter will be considered after the Oct. 4 election.

The court has combined the two cases into a single case. Read the court order posted here. 

Two lawsuits were filed in early September by marijuana business developers against the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and against 15 promoters of a ballot initiative that seeks to ban pot businesses here, if voters approve it on Oct. 4.  

See press release on lawsuits and press release on the Borough's opposition.   

For more information contact Nick Spiropoulos, borough attorney, 861-8679