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Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska, D.C.

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Adults in the nation’s capital and in the nation’s most rural state alike can now smoke marijuana without legal consequences, as the drug has officially become legal in both states.

In Alaska, the policy took affect on February 25th. As the state became the third in the national to legalize recreational pot, there was little fanfare – a big difference from the street parties that followed legalization in Washington state and Colorado.

"We wish people would just celebrate in a little less public of a fashion," Bruce Schulte, an advocate for legalization, told NBC News.

In Washington D.C., the legalization law took affect at midnight on February 26, despite the protests of many members of Congress.

Both states approved the legalization of marijuana last fall.

 

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