Where pot is legal: Marijuana party buses roll out in Seattle (Alaska Dispatch News)

By LAUREL ANDREWS | October 17, 2014

The Weed Bus is parked on Pine Street in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Saturday, September 20, 2014. In Seattle, a few companies hope to capitalize on the new legal marijuana industry by providing bus tours and rental options. Marc Lester / ADN

The Weed Bus is parked on Pine Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood on Saturday, September 20, 2014. In Seattle, a few companies hope to capitalize on the new legal marijuana industry by providing bus tours and rental options.
Marc Lester / ADN

In Washington, lawmakers aren’t only deciding the regulations for marijuana producers and retailers, but for auxiliary businesses around the new industry, as well. Gaps in the law still exist, loopholes need to be closed. Entrepreneurs — whether acting legally or not — are caught up in these questions.

 Should Alaska choose to legalize recreational marijuana in the Nov. 4 election, such gray areas of the law would also likely present themselves. Law enforcement would also need to weigh its priorities when it comes to enforcing marijuana activity that remains illegal.

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