Alaska: On-Site Marijuana Consumption Rules Finalized

Alaska: Marijuana Consumption

Juneau, AK: Lawmakers and regulators have signed off on provisions explicitly permitting adults to consume cannabis at specially licensed retailers.

Under the new rules, which take effect April 11, licensed cannabis retailers may apply with state regulators for an additional "on-site consumption endorsement." Local governments may challenge the applications in certain instances, or initiate a municipal vote to limit on-site activities.

The soonest regulators could begin approving the new licenses is this summer.

While some local municipalities — such as Denver, Colorado and West Hollywood, California — already regulate on-site consumption sites, Alaska is the first adult use jurisdiction to establish such regulations statewide.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.