On Feb. 24, limited personal possession and small private marijuana grows become unequivocally legal in Alaska for people over the age of 21, Alaska Dispatch News reports:
To some people, that date means an end to an injustice that has exacerbated other inequities in America, and an end to unique contradictions inherent to Alaska laws regarding marijuana. To others, it represents a capitulation in the war against intoxication and a shift that brings Alaska closer to vice and indolence. Many others are somewhere between. No matter our perspectives on the personal use of marijuana, it is unavoidable that Alaska is now front-and-center in a nationwide trend and that history is unfolding before our eyes.