Wasilla Pulls Back From Tough New Marijuana Laws

Some of Alaska’s strictest municipal regulations on marijuana got rolled back Monday night in light of concerns that patients could violate state law.

ALASKA:  The “Smoothie Lady” can celebrate: some of Alaska’s strictest municipal regulations on marijuana got rolled back Monday night in light of concerns that they could violate state law. The Wasilla City Council voted 4-2 to remove a local prohibition on cooking marijuana edibles — which includes everything from cannabis butter to brownies to smoothies — in a Read the full article…

Alaska Police Raid Former TV Anchor Charlo Greene’s Marijuana Dispensary

Anchorage police served search warrants at the Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales.

ALASKA:  Anchorage police served search warrants at marijuana activist Charlo Greene’s Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales. The police took marijuana and impounded a Dodge Dakota and a Jeep Liberty on Friday, KTUU reported. Greene is a former television reporter who gained notoriety when she quit her job on live TV in September with an Read the full article…

Cannabis 101: Residents School City’s Committee On Marijuana

Juneau city officials were given a weed education on Thursday by concerned citizens and marijuana entrepreneurs.

ALASKA:  City officials got their hands on some pot Thursday, even if just for educational purposes during a public meeting. A small group of concerned citizens headed by James and Giono Barrett, who are planning to open a marijuana business when such establishments become legal next year, wheeled a cart of plants into the City Read the full article…

Alaska Lawmakers Consider New Approach To Marijuana Legalization

After the proposal to change the law governing ganja there have been some major concerns expressed from a few quarters of the Jamaican society.

ALASKA:  A Senate committee is considering a new approach to decriminalizing marijuana. The Senate Finance Committee on Monday heard about a new draft of the bill intended to decriminalize possession, growth and transportation of limited amounts of marijuana for adults 21 years and older. The draft would list marijuana as a controlled substance, but include Read the full article…

Alaska Lawmakers Hold Marijuana Show And Tell

Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws.

ALASKA:  Alaska lawmakers on Friday used a committee hearing to learn more about marijuana as they work on regulating it. The House Judiciary Committee has spent the past several weeks discussing a bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana and make other uses and acts illegal. On Friday, they had the opportunity to see and smell – Read the full article…

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska, The 3rd U.S. State To OK Pot

Alaska's voter initiative making marijuana legal takes effect today making it the third U.S. state where recreational marijuana is legal.

ALASKA:  Alaska’s voter initiative making marijuana legal takes effect Tuesday, placing Alaska alongside Colorado and Washington as the three U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal. The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It’s still illegal to sell marijuana. “You can still Read the full article…

Alaska Cannabis Prohibition Ends Tuesday; If You’re Celebrating, Do So Responsibly

ALASKA:  Ballot Measure 2 will become effective on Tuesday, and many Alaskans are wondering what will change on that date. The simple answer is: Everything, and not much at all. Beginning that day, it will be lawful for someone 21 years of age or over to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Those with a green Read the full article…

Panel Discusses Marijuana Businesses, Zoning For Fairbanks

Possible zones compatible with marijuana facilities are agricultural, commercial, industrial and general use

ALASKA:  Just where in the Fairbanks North Star Borough marijuana businesses should be allowed and under what conditions continued to be discussed Friday by a special panel convened by Mayor Luke Hopkins It was the second meeting of the marijuana working group. Hopkins is working on a new zoning ordinance, dealing with pot businesses, that is Read the full article…

Juneau Marijuana Committee Holds First Meeting

About 30 people attended the first meeting of a committee formed by the Juneau Assembly to grapple with Alaska’s soon-to-be legal marijuana industry.

ALASKA:  About 30 people attended the first meeting of a committee formed by the Juneau Assembly to grapple with Alaska’s soon-to-be legal marijuana industry. Last night’s short agenda mostly called for setting goals and deciding when the committee should meet moving forward. Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl was elected chair. He asked committee members to start thinking about Read the full article…

Alaska Lawmakers To Look At New Draft Of Marijuana Bill

Alaska lawmakers are expected to discuss a new draft of a bill to decriminalize marijuana that mirrors state alcohol regulations.

ALASKA:  Alaska lawmakers are expected to discuss a new draft of a bill to decriminalize marijuana that mirrors state alcohol regulations. As of Feb. 24, adults 21 years and older can possess up to an ounce of marijuana under a ballot issue passed in November. Lawmakers have been working on a bill that accomplishes that, Read the full article…