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The North Pole is a Very Happy Place

When Alaska legalized recreational use of marijuana, the town of North Pole considered, and then rejected, an option to ban pot sales in the town, so the city “where the spirit of Christmas lives year ’round” will also allow residents and visitors to purchase and use pot. During the city council meeting considering the measure, Santa Claus — his real name — spoke out in favor of allowing a marijuana dispensary to open there. “As far as the image goes here at North Pole, how do most people perceive Santa Claus?” Claus asked. “I would say Santa Claus is a pretty jolly fellow. I am a medical marijuana patient. I would like to have access to medical marijuana here in North Pole and not have to travel to Fairbanks to get it.” (MS/Fairbanks News-Miner) ...Better leave out some extra munchies this Christmas, kids.
Original Publication Date: 21 June 2015
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