Brickbat: This Is a Cannabis Festival. You Can't Get High Here.


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Organizers of the Alaska Hempfest are facing possible fines for allowing people to use cannabis at the festival. While marijuana is legal in Alaska, state law bars its use in public. Nordica Friedrich, communication and music director for the festival, says the potential fines make no sense. "People would never go to a beer and barley wine festival and just talk about beer and barley wine and just look at pictures of it," she said.