Alaska MJ Board Votes for In-Store Consumption
In a major policy shift, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board has voted to allow people who buy marijuana at a retail store to consume it in a designated area on the property.
The 3-2 vote on Friday follows months of debate over whether marijuana buyers would have any place to consume their marijuana, besides their homes or other private spaces.
If the amendment is approved by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, it would make Alaska the first state to have explicitly permitted public marijuana consumption. Alaska’s Department of Law must review the proposed regulations next before they head to Mallott’s desk.