Weed Between The Lines: Public consumption of marijuana in Alaska

On Nov. 20, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board voted to allow consumption of cannabis at licensed retail dispensaries. Alaska was the fourth state to legalize cannabis, and if signed into law, it would become the first to allow consumption outside of residential homes and private property.

Public consumption has been a tricky issue here in Colorado. Amendment 64 doesn’t explicitly disallow all public consumption, but so far, except for Colorado Springs and Nederland, private clubs have not been permitted. The only sanctioned operation in Boulder County is Club Ned in Nederland.


Leland Rucker writes the Weed Between The Lines Column for the Boulder Weekly.