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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION 2016: ALASKA RECREATIONAL WEED TO BE SERVED IN ‘POT CAFES’

As momentum spreads for national marijuana legalization in 2016, access to cannabis is becoming more and more convenient. One state where weed is legal for recreational use may be allowing a convenience never seen before in the United States.

For the first time in the U.S., “pot cafes” are getting ready to open their doors in Alaska, with the first ones slated to serve customers sometime mid-2016. Adults, aged 21 and over, will soon be able to legally buy and consume edible marijuana inside a government-authorized public establishment.

After wrangling with the interpretation of state drug laws, the Alaska state marijuana control board approved on-site consumption at retail stores in November. However, that doesn’t mean weed cafes will be sprouting up everywhere. Municipalities will have the final word on whether they will be allowed within the city.

Some Alaskan cities have strict anti-smoking laws which prohibit...

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