'Disappointed tourists' must wait, says Alaska marijuana advocate

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An Alaska marijuana advocate says the state is making progress towards legalization, even if it's not fast enough for some Canadian tourists.

"Weekly, I hear from tourists who come up and are confused because they couldn't find the open shops yet," says Leif Abel, who chairs the Alaska Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation.

He says there have been delays in the law, but he accepts it's a complicated project.

Leif Abel has plans to legally grow marijuana in Kasilof, Alaska. He says the delays are understandable and is urging Canadians to be patient and respect the law. (Leif Abel/Facebook)

This week, the latest version of the state's draft rules were sent for public consultation.

The state has already announced marijuana will be taxed at $50 an ounce, with revenues going towards drug rehabilitation programs, halfway houses and programs to reduce and help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

First legal harvest could be this fall

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