Over the last few weeks, many Alaskans have been trying something new: walking into a store to buy pot.
In the last few weeks, as commercial marijuana inches closer to a reality across Alaska, a lot of people are asking: why doesn’t Anchorage have a pot shop yet?
As of March 30, 177 cannabis applications have been formally initiated with dozens more started. Business locations stretch from Ketchikan to Nome. The highest concentration is in the retail and industrial zones within the Anchorage bowl.