If you go to Valdez, Alaska, you will be able to see the first marijuana store in the state. The building that it can be found in the center of the town has changed a lot over the years. It was an ice cream shop, a tanning salon and the first official bank of the town. However, from this week people will be able to buy marijuana from there.
As we already know, Alaska is one of the states where marijuana is legal. However, we are sure that it will be unusual for some people to go for a walk and instead of an ice-cream shop they will see a place where weed can be bought. People from Alaska voted to legalize marijuana two years ago. The store will have 10 different types of marijuana so you will have a lot of options to choose if you enjoy smoking weed.
Even though most people agree with the idea, there are some who say that the store’s position is not good. There are a lot of teenagers who come to the center of the town more times in a week and they could be influenced to smoke it more.
Researchers proved that marijuana has benefits for our health, but it can also cause memory loss. Teenagers are one of the most common consumers of marijuana. Most of them want to find out how it feels, while others just want to impress their friends.
The residents of Valdez will need to vote for the store to be opened. The first marijuana store in Alaska will be a major change for the United States. In the future, we are expecting to see more stores like this opened in other states. Americans seem to agree that marijuana is safe to use.
For a long time, it was seen as a dangerous drug that should not be legal. However, until now there was no death reported due to this substance. Moreover, people discovered that it can have a lot of benefits for our health. Marijuana is even supposed to treat cancer.
There will be a long journey before marijuana stores will be a common thing in the United States. Things are starting to change, but there are still people who are not sure that marijuana is safe to use.
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