Alaska puts Ballot Measure 2 into effect which legalizes recreational marijuana. Alaskans who are 21 or older can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Mason Tvert, communications director for drug policy reform group Marijuana Policy Project:
State laws allowing adults to use marijuana are becoming less and less of a novelty. 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.