Wasilla Pulls Back From Tough New Marijuana Laws

ALASKA:  The “Smoothie Lady” can celebrate: some of Alaska’s strictest municipal regulations on marijuana got rolled back Monday night in light of concerns that they could violate state law.

The Wasilla City Council voted 4-2 to remove a local prohibition on cooking marijuana edibles — which includes everything from cannabis butter to brownies to smoothies — in a home kitchen within city limits.

The Council also removed a 2-ounce limit on the amount of pot legally carried in one vehicle, a prohibition more rigorous than the 1-ounce per person, 6-plant limit in current state law.

Medical marijuana cardholder Kathy Smith told the Council she eases the neuropathy from a brain cyst by throwing raw marijuana into her blender along with whatever fruit she has handy.