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Alaska's marijuana board holds first meeting, wants changes to laws

News Posted Jul 8 2015

It's been about a year since Alaskan residents voted to legalize marijuana recreationally, and it didn't take long for the Marijuana Control Board to start discussing changes to the law to better suite the state's needs. A popular topic of discussion was allowing cannabis clubs, similar to bars, to give adults a safe place to smoke that is not considered public or a home residence. Another controversial topic was establishing the difference between an illegal grow operation and a home grow. Alaskan adults can grow up to 6 plants in their home, but what about with multiple people living in the same home? 

"I have not been able to partake in cannabis while staying in the hotel for this visit to Fairbanks. There is no social club I can visit to partake. I have no legal options," she said. "Smoking in my car means smoking in public. ... A social club would cover that."

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