Thanks to the passage of Prop. 14 this past April, Anchorage is set to use millions in marijuana taxes to vastly expand the ability of parents to leave their kids at professional childcare centers during the day.

The Anchorage Assembly is now building an implementation team of parents and day care professionals to offer advice on how to spend an estimated $5 million in annual weed taxes. The funds will start accumulating in January 2024, and will be dispersed beginning in 2025.

An Oct. 27 notice from the Anchorage Assembly states that the marijuana tax disbursement team is needed to “ensure these funds are used effectively.”

This implementation team will analyze day care practices, strategies and trends, seek public input, draft a three-year strategic plan, and bring forth an ordinance for the Assembly’s consideration regarding the scope and responsibilities of the team’s work. Team members will meet at least once a month – November through July – and will get a $150 monthly stipend.

An initial “implementation team” has already been meeting regularly to iron out the details of the new childcare program. This team currently consists largely of left-leaning politicians, childcare professionals and activists, as well as representatives from local and state government.

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Anchorage seeks team to disperse weed tax for expanding childcare

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Brown Sugar says:

    Drop your kids off at daycare, stop at your corner pot shop and spend the day stoned. Rifle through your kids’ gently used clothes, bring them to the nearest consignment shop for a buy, take your cash and head back to the pot shop. Pick up your kids from daycare, turn on the tv, microwave a box of macaroni, get stoned again. Wake up tomorrow, repeat.

    The Anchorage Assembly is truly adept at funneling funds and enabling persons to destroy their lives and their city.

  • George says:

    I guarantee you that marijuana smoking turns people into democrats.