Alaska’s Marijuana Dispensaries Granted First State-Issued Approval For On-Site Consumption


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Alaska will allow customers to purchase marijuana at some dispensaries to smoke it, or vape it or eat it, on-site, The Associated Press reports. This would make Alaska the first state to allow such consumption on a state-wide basis.

Alaska is one of 11 states that has legalized marijuana for recreational use, and as is the case in those ten other states, it’s purchased in specialized “dispensaries.” However, in the vast majority of those dispensaries, customers are required to take their product home to actually use it.

There are a handful of exceptions: some states have language in their marijuana laws that allow local governments to set the rules for whether or not customers can use their products on-site at dispensaries, and indeed, there are a handful of towns and cities here and there that allow it.

But Alaska is now the only state that allows it on a state-wide basis.

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