Just this week, Alaska and Washington D.C. joined the of Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana. Thanks to separate voter-approved referendums last November, residents and visitors to the Last Frontier and the nation’s capital who are at least 21 can now smoke, grow and possess cannabis (with sharp limitations, naturally). But retail shops selling pot products won’t open until the end of this year in Alaska and not at all in the District, creating a dicey landscape for law-abiding bud connoisseurs, as well as what you might call a toker’s paradox: Right now you can have an ounce of weed on you in public and up to six plants growing in your home in both places, but you still can’t legally buy either anywhere. As far as the current law is concerned, the pot just appears in a poof like a genie.
February 28, 2015 — Canna Magazine