Alaska Approves Regulations For Marijuana Consumption In Retail Shops

Alaska Approves Regulations For Marijuana Consumption In Retail Shops

Alaska is now the first in the country with statewide rules allowing onsite use of marijuana at specially authorized stores. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer signed the regulations that were approved by marijuana regulators in December. Last week the Department of Law found no legal problems with the rules. The rules go into effect April 11, at which point interested retail businesses can start applying for onsite use. Marijuana distributors will have to apply for a special onsite use endorsement and devise plans that meet security, ventilation and other standards and pass muster with the Marijuana Control Board. Under the rules, local governments can protest onsite consumption endorsements and use an ordinance or a vote of the people to prohibit onsite use or aspects o...