Alaska Marijuana Sales Close, Pending Opening of Test Labs

Skagway store is first to complete paperwork, and is now ready to open.

Alaska is nearing its first legal sales of marijuana, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of pot by adults.

Retails stores are being permitted by the state Marijuana Control Board, and just a few hurdles remain until commercial sales begin.

The biggest obstacle is waiting for labs to test the raw product. Two labs have been licensed by the state, both in Anchorage.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.