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Alaska Zeroes in on Regulations For Cannabis Bars

No happy hours, but serving food and non-alcoholic beverages would be allowed in Alaska’s marijuana cafes, according to draft rules accepted by the state’s Marijuana Control Board.

On Tuesday, the board agreed on draft regulations that show the first details of what the “on-site consumption” area, akin to a café or bar, would look like. The draft now heads to the public for comment.

Alaska is the only state where regulators have carved out in their rules a public place where people can go to smoke or eat cannabis.

After much public debate about whether to allow for an area to consume marijuana — notably for tourists, who have nowhere private to smoke cannabis they may purchase in Alaska’s retail stores — the board approved the rule in November. [Read more at the Alaska Dispatch News]

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