- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Even though marijuana possession is legal in Alaska, travelers still will not be allowed to smoke pot on state ferries.

CoastAlaska News (https://is.gd/fk8AVg) reports the Alaska Marine Highway System has clamped down on smoking marijuana anywhere on a ferry, even in a state room.

Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says crew members will not actively search for marijuana, but they’ll monitor people suspected of carrying large quantities.

Passengers, however, won’t get into trouble for having an ounce or less of pot.

When voters approved limited recreational marijuana in November, they directed either the alcohol board or a new marijuana board to develop the regulations for marijuana businesses, including retail sales and commercial cultivation.

Those regulations are due in November, with the first licenses expected to be handed out in May 2016.


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