Alaska Lawmakers Hold Marijuana Show And Tell

ALASKA:  Alaska lawmakers on Friday used a committee hearing to learn more about marijuana as they work on regulating it.

The House Judiciary Committee has spent the past several weeks discussing a bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana and make other uses and acts illegal.

On Friday, they had the opportunity to see and smell – but not use- marijuana. A representative from each the Juneau Police Department, state Department of Law and the legalization effort provided information about various forms of the drug.

Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, and chair of the committee, said she was familiar with regular marijuana, but didn’t know what hash was or how it was used.