- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - While legislators continue to work on regulations for legalized pot in Alaska, law enforcement officers are handling pot cases.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote in an email Tuesday that troopers have come across about 70 instances involving marijuana since the law legalizing recreational pot for those 21 and older took effect Feb. 24. Charges haven’t been filed in all cases and some remain under investigation, but the cases include situations involving public consumption of pot and issues with transportation, cultivation or intent to deliver.

The Senate State Affairs Committee discussed a regulatory bill Tuesday, but took no action. The bill would direct regulators to develop limits on advertising, packaging and serving sizes.

House Judiciary took testimony, but no action, on a marijuana crimes bill Tuesday.

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