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Photos: Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana

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  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published February 24, 2015

On Tuesday, Alaska became the third state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

It turned out to be both a historic moment and a deeply understated occasion. With retail pot sales still at least a year off and public consumption banned, people who marked the moment mostly did so in private.

Anchorage police said they had handed out zero tickets for public consumption of marijuana as of midday Tuesday.

But at one rented condominium up a gravel road in Girdwood, legalization day was cause for an all-out party.

Read more: Marking a historic moment with plenty of now-legal pot

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