ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Marijuana shops have started to open up for business in Fairbanks, Juneau and Valdez, but Anchorage is still weeks away from having its first open pot retailer.


Alaska Public Radio Network reports Enlighten Alaska co-owner Jane Stinson says the business in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood has experienced some setbacks. She says thieves stole about $5,000 worth of equipment over the Thanksgiving holiday.


Another reason for the delayed opening has been problems with getting the building Enlighten Alaska rents up to city code.


Under Anchorage’s building code, a property that goes through a change of use has to be updated so that out-of-date design features are removed.


The so-called Title 21 rule has also held up Dankorage, another Anchorage pot shop that’s close to opening.


But Dankorage as well as Alaska Fireweed say they’ll be ready to open for business later this month.


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Information from: KSKA-FM, http://www.kska.org


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