Based on the February 2015 emergency regulation outlawing public marijuana consumption, cannabis clubs cannot legally operate in Alaska. AS 17.38.040 is rather general, solely stating that “in public” consumption is not allowed.

Despite these restrictions, the Marijuana Control Board (MCB) followed up with a November 2015 amendment to exclude retail stores that have been issued a consumption endorsement. No endorsements have been handed out yet though, meaning there are currently no licensed, regulated consumption lounges in The Last Frontier. Hope may be on the horizon however, as the MCB is scheduled to revisit how to license lounges in Summer 2018.