Fairbanks, Alaska, approves first marijuana consumption site in city

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A Fairbanks dispensary is moving closer to becoming the first in the city where on-site consumption of cannabis is permitted.

The Fairbanks City Council voted unanimously on a measure that allows consumption at The Fairbanks Cut, once it gets a certificate of occupancy, according to the Daily News-Miner.

It can take several weeks to a year to get an occupancy permit, according to the Fairbanks newspaper.

Last month, the Marijuana Control Board rejected the application from The Fairbanks Cut to allow on-site consumption.

At issue, was whether The Fairbanks Cut occupied a “freestanding building,” as required.

An owner of The Fairbanks Cut is appealing the board’s decision.

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