Sarah Palin’s hometown of Wasilla isn’t the only place you can get a great Baked Alaska. It just won’t get you baked.
The town’s city council issued a slate of rules before legalization went into effect in February that included a ban on making edibles in homes, meaning pot brownies and the like are officially illegal in the town of 8,600. While many celebrated the new laws that make Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana, not everyone was pleased.
Bruce Schulte, public relations manager for the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, was particularly incensed and decried the move as likely unconstitutional.
“How can you tell people what to do in their own homes?” said Schulte.
People have been making homemade pot confections for decades, a practice that’s widely considered to be safe and harmless, which makes the move all that more complexing. Edibles also represent a healthier choice over smoking, not to mention a cash cow.
In a recent report by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, the number of edibles sold in 2014 — the first year of legalization in the Centennial State — hit nearly 5 million units.
In honor of Alaska’s most famous governor, here’s a recipe for Baked Alaska (the “Flamin’ Palin”) courtesy of The Cooking Channel. Feel free to add your own marijuana. At least, as long as you don’t live in Wasilla.