Burglarized marijuana grow blames city for six-figure losses
The owner of an Anchorage marijuana cultivation facility is pointing his finger at the city after his business was burglarized last month.
Dane Wyrick, owner of Danish Gardens, says city planning regulations required him to disclose detailed floor and security plans. Wyrick says whoever stole $150,000 worth of pot from his building knew what they were doing.
"The policy, the way it states right now, it’s irresponsible and dangerous, to say the very least," Wyrick said to Anchorage Assembly members Tuesday.
The Assembly is considering an ordinance to update and clarify land use regulations for commercial marijuana establishment uses.
If passed, Assemblyman John Weddleton says the new ordinance would help.
"We also have an amendment that says you don’t have to identify rooms on your floor plan," Weddleton told Wyrick, adding that the Assembly is also pushing changes at the state level. "It’s very clear, and others have mentioned it too, your burglary highlights how critical that information is."
The ordinance will be considered in the Community and Economic Development committee, which Weddleton chairs.
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