Alaska voters legalized recreational marijuana back in 2014. Retail sale began in late 2016, but yet police officers cannot touch the cannabis business at all.
In Anchorage Alaska, the Police Standards Council decided that prison guards and police officers should not get involved in the cannabis business. The council has made it a contributing factor in ongoing federal ban. This is implemented because the cannabis business is blooming in Alaska. The council decided that they were not taking any chances for an officer to get involved in the marijuana business. They believe that it is only a matter of time for officers to consider pursuing a license to possess, distribute, or cultivate in Alaska. The council wanted to make it clear that cannabis activity is inconsistent with the ethics of professional law enforcement and it is prohibited by state regulations.
Any police officer that is found to be operating cannabis business will automatically lose their ability to work for a police department. This is not only implemented in Alaska, but all across the United States. For full article click here.