Alaska Becomes Third State To Legalize Marijuana

Alaska became the third state Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana. Alaskan voters, joining like-minded citizens in Washington and Colorado, voted last year to decriminalize pot, but the law didn't officially kick in until today. And it comes with a few catches. While it's now legal for Alaskans over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, they still can't smoke it in public, can't smoke it and drive, and it can't be sold. That's because legislators in Juneau are still working out how best to regulate marijuana merchants. Meanwhile, despite the growing number of states decriminalizing marijuana, its possession, use or sale remains a federal offense.

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