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Alaska pot news guide: Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska

 


JUNEAU (AP) — Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:

HOW DID LEGALIZATION HAPPEN?

Alaskans voted 53-47 percent in November to legalize marijuana use by adults in non-public places. Possession and transportation of up to an ounce of pot, and growing up to six plants, half of which can be mature, are legal as of Feb. 24. The state has nine more months to create regulations for a commercial marijuana industry whose pot will be sold and taxed.

BUT WASN’T POT ALREADY LEGAL IN ALASKA?

Yes and no. A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot...



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