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Voters approve marijuana cultivation and sales


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Locals gather at the Community Center to cast their votes on Tuesday. At 41% voter Turnout was slightly lower then for the Petersburg Borough vote 3 years ago.

Petersburg voters spoke loudly in favor of supporting marijuana in the Petersburg Borough. Moving forward, the product will be taxed and potentially bring much needed funds to the borough during tough fiscal times in the Last Frontier State.

The unofficial results showed a landslide victory with 701 no votes to 414, on the only ballot initiative for this year's municipal election. The polls were busy Tuesday, with 1120 people taking the time to cast their ballot at the Community Center, in addition to absentee ballots cast.

Those numbers will change when the last 18 absentee ballots are re...

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