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Alaska Pot Regulators OK On-Site Consumption

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JUNEAU, AK (AP) The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted to allow some retail pot stores to permit on-site consumption, a first among the states that have legalized the drug.
    
The 3-2 decision Friday by the state Marijuana Control Board followed a public comment process in which the issue was a hot topic.
    
The initiative legalizing recreational pot use by those 21 and older banned public consumption but didn't define "public." Regulators adopted an emergency regulation when the law was taking effect, defining it as a place where the public or a substantial group of people have access.
    
Some initiative supporters thought that definition was too restrictive. The board amended the definition of "public" to allow for consumption at certain stores.
    
Colorado, Washington and Oregon have legalized recreational pot but ban public use, including at stores.

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