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Alaska voters could legalize pot this summer

By Associated Press 11:49 AM February 4, 2014

More than 31,500 signatures have been verified

ANCHORAGE, Alaska- Alaska voters will decide this summer whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state.

The Alaska Division of Elections tells The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that a citizens’ initiative has met all thresholds needed to appear on the Aug. 19 ballot.

More than 31,500 signatures have been verified, with enough names coming from House districts across the state.

The lieutenant governor’s office hasn’t yet certified the question for the ballot, but it’s expected to do so in the coming weeks.

Voters in Colorado and Washington state last year legalized marijuana, and the language of the Alaska initiative is similar to the Colorado measure.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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