The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is giving tourists a place to light up (or chow down) once cannabis sales begin next year.
On Friday, the board voted 3-2 to allow marijuana buyers to consume marijuana products in the business that sells them. Combined with other measures approved Friday, the board’s action effectively makes Alaska the first state in the nation to legalize Amsterdam-style marijuana cafes.
Friday’s vote answers the complaints of Alaskans who contended that the state’s ban on marijuana consumption “in public” leaves visitors (and Alaskans whose rental contracts prohibit smoking) no place to consume marijuana.
Looks like Alaska is moving back to its progressive roots.
Well, at least somewhat.
Now all we have to do is wait for the federal government to catch up and declassify pot as a Schedule 1 narcotic.