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Editorial: Surprise… Pot is legalized


Having failed twice in 2000 and again in 2004, we didn’t imagine Alaskans would legalize pot in 2014. But they did.

Alaska will now be headed down the road followed by Colorado and Washington State, which approved legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012.

In a nutshell officials will find that intended provisions to regulate pot sales are much less restrictive than those in place for alcohol.

Furthermore, retailers in Colorado have successfully evaded tax collectors and the $130 million in anticipated tax revenue has panned out to about $20 million per year.

News reports show pot impai...

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