Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in favor of allowing for the consumption of marijuana at dispensary retail stores.
If approved by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, Alaska would become the first state to permit regulated areas for marijuana consumption outside of private property, such as a person’s home.
Adults would be able to purchase marijuana at any dispensary retail store and consume it in a designated area on the property. Local laws banning indoor smoking will still apply.
Other states that have legalized recreational marijuana use offer no state-sanctioned places to consume marijuana, forcing people to stay at home.