Entrepreneurs prepare for marijuana trade

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Attorneys and entrepreneurs are lining up for what they hope will be a business boom stemming from Alaskans voting to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports three trade shows connected to pot are scheduled this spring in Anchorage and cannabis associations are forming.

Dozens of marijuana-related business names are being registered with state business regulators.

The law approved by voters will take effect Feb. 24. Adults no longer will be arrested under state law for possessing up to an ounce outside their homes, though possession remains a federal offense.

Rules for selling pot will take longer.

The measure laid out a nine-month rulemaking process for selling, growing and testing marijuana.