Man named Santa Claus rejoices after North Pole OKs marijuana sales

It's going to be a very merry Christmas this year.

The state of Alaska voted in favor of legalizing marijuana in November, making the possession of cannabis legal for any adult 21-years of age and older in February of 2015. However, individuals towns could still block the sale of marijuana, and on Monday, the town of North Pole took a vote to decide if pot shops would be allowed within its limits.

According to the Alaska-based website News Miner, the City Council voted 5-2 against an ordinance banning marijuana sales.

A debate preceded the vote, and even Santa Claus (seriously, the man's actual name is "Santa Claus") showed up to discuss the matter.

“As far as the image goes here at North Pole, how do most people perceive Santa Claus?” Claus said during the debate. “I would say Santa Claus is a pretty jolly...

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