Arctic Herbery's opening Thursday afternoon marked the beginning of marijuana retail sales in Alaska's largest city, about six weeks after the state's first store opened in Valdez.
Last week, Arctic Herbery opened with only "clones" — immature marijuana plants — in stock.
By 11:40 a.m., about 50 people waited in a line that curved around the perimeter of the property.
Bryant Thorp, owner of Arctic Herbery, had set up a shuttle service, as he has only a handful of parking spots at the store, and the shuttle brought a steady flow of customers to the shop.
I actually think that this might be a future source of cash for Alaska now that the oil is no longer as reliable a source of revenue as it was once upon time.
It certainly has been a boon to the economy in Colorado.
I don't see how it would be any different here.
Personally I am still not terribly interested in firing up a doobie (As the young kids say today.), but I am a little curious about the edibles.