Ban On Alaska Pot Clubs Among Proposed Marijuana Control Board Regulations

The Marijuana Control Board on Monday laid out a comprehensive set of draft regulations for Alaska’s fledgling cannabis industry, including a proposal that would ban marijuana social clubs.

ALASKA:  The Marijuana Control Board on Monday laid out its most comprehensive set of draft regulations yet for Alaska’s fledgling cannabis industry, including a proposal that would ban marijuana social clubs, even as owners of existing clubs spoke out against any actions by the state that would shutter their doors. The newly created board is holding a two-day meeting at the Atwood Read the full article…

Marijuana Businesses Clash With Law Enforcement Ahead Of Legalization

Owners of a marijuana delivery company claim that Anchorage police officers are stealing from them, taking their cars and all the cash and pot inside.

ALASKA:  Owners of a marijuana delivery company claim that Anchorage police officers are stealing from them, taking their cars and all the cash and pot inside. Tuesday evening near Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road, APD seized another car from Absolutely Chronic Delivery Company. “I just want them to leave us alone,” said Nicole Meyer-Crites, Read the full article…

Trade Group Formed To Promote Legal Marijuana In Alaska

A trade association has been created to promote the nascent legal marijuana business in Alaska.

ALASKA:  A trade association has been created to promote the nascent legal marijuana business in Alaska. Four of the five board members of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association held a news conference Thursday in Anchorage to discuss the group’s formation; the event was teleconferenced. State records show the group received status as a nonprofit corporation Read the full article…

That’s Not Mistletoe … North Pole Won’t Block Pot Sales

Santa Claus testified that he is medical marijuana patient, and he'd like to buy pot in North Pole instead of making the short drive to Fairbanks.

ALASKA:  North Pole residents can put marijuana on their Christmas list next year. The city council in North Pole, Alaska, rejected a measure Monday that would have banned marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana became legal in Alaska in February, and sales begin next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported even Santa Claus — yes, that’s his real Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility Shuts Down In Anchorage After State Warning

A medical marijuana facility in Anchorage shut its doors Monday after the state warned that it would take enforcement action against the business.

ALASKA:  A medical marijuana facility in Anchorage shut its doors Monday after the state warned that it would take enforcement action against the business. AK Hydro Gardens closed on Monday morning, owner Ryan Smith said. The company billed itself as a medical marijuana cultivation center. Medical marijuana cardholders would apply to have their plants grown in Read the full article…

Northern Lights: An Alaskan TV Grow Show

Two marijuana growers in Alaska will live their dream of legally growing on a reality TV show.

ALASKA:  Brothers James and Giono Barrett have had a dream to be the purveyors of quality marijuana for the community of Sitka, Alaska for years. And now – since the passing of Ballot Measure 2 in November, which legalized cannabis for recreational sale – that dream has not only become a reality, it’s becoming a reality TV Read the full article…

House Panel Bill Rewrite Will Move Marijuana To Regulated Substances List

The House Judiciary Committee plans to move marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances to regulated substances.

ALASKA:  The House Judiciary Committee plans to move marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances to regulated substances, its chairwoman announced Friday. The move to rewrite Senate Bill 30, which chiefly deals with updating the state’s existing criminal code, is a departure from the approach taken by the Senate but one state officials say Read the full article…

House Panel Advances Bill Creating Alaska Marijuana Control Board

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ALASKA:  A bill to create a marijuana board moved forward in the House on Wednesday. The House Judiciary Committee advanced a new version of a bill to create a board to help regulate the commercial marijuana industry. It now goes to House Finance for consideration. The bill, introduced by Gov. Bill Walker, would create a Read the full article…

Alaska Trim 4 Vets Seeks To Help Veterans Access Medical Marijuana

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

ALASKA:  Medical marijuana can help military veterans in many ways. A lot of veterans suffer aches and pains related to their service, and they deserve to use medical marijuana if they want to. Medical marijuana can also help with PTSD, which is something that many veterans deal with on a daily basis. It’s often hard Read the full article…

Alaska House Passes Marijuana Regulation Bill

A word of advice to Oregonians who plan to grow marijuana in their backyards: Don't brag on Twitter or proudly post photos of your budding crop on Facebook.

ALASKA:  The state House Thursday afternoon passed a bill that would clarify municipal regulation of marijuana businesses and define the number of plants allowed per household. House Bill 75 clarifies municipalities’ processes for registering marijuana businesses; authorizes “marijuana clubs” where the substance could be consumed; gives municipalities power to establish civil and criminal penalties for Read the full article…