They weren’t giving away marijuana, but that didn’t stop dozens from lining up hours in advance for the opening of Alaska’s first pot shop on Saturday.
Residents of Valdez are calling their community “the highest little town at sea level,” KTVA reported.
People in Alaska see the opening of Herbal Outfitters as a historic event in their state.
Mike Holcombe was chosen to be the first inside the shop, and called the moment “monumental.”
“I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime that it would be legalized,” Holcombe said of his opportunity to purchase marijuana legally. “I’ve been waiting 46 years for pot to be legal.”
It was worth the wait, said those who braved the chill and drizzling rain to encircle the store’s entrance. read more at upi.com