Alaska ordinance allows marijuana use at cannabis retailers

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - City officials have approved a law that will allow onsite marijuana use at cannabis businesses in Juneau.

The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved an ordinance Monday that will allow customers to consume edibles and to smoke marijuana onsite at state-approved companies.

Officials say businesses can allow edibles to be consumed indoors and those approved by the state can offer an outdoor smoking option.

Cannabis industry professionals say the ordinance doesn't allow onsite smoking at all locations, even though it is allowed under state law.

Officials say the ordinance was an attempt to combat Juneau's secondhand smoke laws and keep smoke out of public places.

Officials and residents opposed to the law say secondhand smoke is harmful no matter where it is smoked.

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