Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Pot Smoker?

In 2003, the Alaska Court of Appeals legalized the possession of small amounts — four ounces or less — of marijuana in the home, making it the only state in America to allow it. In 2006, then-governor Frank Murkowski outlawed the ruling; the Superior Court, in turn, struck down some of his restrictions (now Alaskans can possess only one ounce). The battle over marijuana became a minor issue during the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial race (which Palin won), with Murkowski claiming he had never smoked pot and Palin admitting that she had tried it. "I can't claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never inhaled," she said at the time.