Marijuana shop can stay open evenings

Wrangell’s marijuana shop can now stay open to 10 p.m., a change from 6 p.m. The borough assembly amended the closing-time law at its

May 25 meeting, effective the next day.

The change in municipal code passed unanimously, and there was no public testimony against the ordinance.

Kelsey Martinsen, owner of Happy Cannabis, said he may move to an 8 p.m. closing in June, then later extend to 10 p.m., though staying open later will depend on finding an employee to help at the shop.

The 6 p.m. closing was imposed by the assembly in 2017, soon after retail marijuana sales were legalized in Alaska. Ma...


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