“The Last Frontier” state becomes the third in the country to make the controversial, yet medicinal plant legal

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With an approval of 53% of the state’s voters last November, Alaska lifts its prohibition on marijuana. As of today, any resident in the state of Alaska 21 years old or older can possess up to one ounce of pot and can grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes as well as all weed that those plants produce.

Mason Tvert, the communications director for Marijuana Policy Project, a group of drug policy reform advocates, predicts that legalizing marijuana will become a growing trend in other states’ legislation.


“It won’t be long before it’s the rule instead of the exception nationwide. Colorado and Washington are proving that regulating marijuana works, and soon Alaska will, too.”

Alaska joins Colorado and Oregon in legalizing pot, which legalized recreational use in 2012 and opened retail marijuana stores last year. Shops in Alaska are not expected to open until after legislature regulates its mechanics, which could take up until 2016.

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