ALASKA: More than 500 people from 38 states packed a conference center just outside Denver on Wednesday for a crash course in “lessons learned” when it comes to marijuana legalization.
Of the 500, 40 claim Alaska as home. They include members of local governments from Fairbanks and Anchorage as well as members of state government who in less than six weeks will begin making marijuana rules.
The conference, “Marijuana Impact on Public Health and Safety in Colorado,” is hosted by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. A contingent of Alaska officials on Tuesday also toured several marijuana businesses in the Denver area, coordinated by the law firm Vicente Sederberg, which specializes in marijuana legalization.
Partner and founding member Brian Vicente said the tour sites included marijuana grows and facilities that make edibles. The law firm often leads such tours, he said, in an effort to help people understand the effects of legalization.