Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted.

    Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved the first retail stores in the state that will be allowed to have customers smoke or consume marijuana products on site.

    Chris Lindsey of the Marijuana Policy Project said that while some cities in other states have approved such actions, these are the first state-issued approvals.

    The Marijuana Control Board approved the applications on 3-2 votes.

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