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Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

 


JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults, but it was a subdued milestone.

Unlike in Colorado and Washington state, there were no street parties and public smoking displays in Alaska’s biggest cities. But backers of legal pot said the mild reaction was fitting because they are aiming to promote responsible consumption of marijuana as they work with lawmakers during the next few months in preparing its sale.

“We wish people would just celebrate in a little less public of a fashion,” said Bruce Schulte, an advo...



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