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Alaska: Regulators Move Forward With On-Site Consumption Rules

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ALASKA: State regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. Under the plan, licensed retailers could designate specific areas for on-site consumption by their customers. Customers would not be permitted to bring their own cannabis. Retailers who wish to permit on-site consumption would need to apply for a special license from Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: My Trip To Alaska

MJBA Founder Dave Rheins leads Panel at CannaCon AK law panel

 By David Rheins I had the privilege of joining team CannaCon for the first CannaCon Anchorage trade show earlier this month.  This was my first trip to AK, and I was excited that the occasion coincided with the opening of our 49th state’s legal cannabis Marketplace. While Alaska has allowed for home grows and personal Read the full article…

CannaCon Goes North to Alaska Sept 9 & 10th

CannaCon is coming to Alaska Sept 9&10

65 Exhibitors, 25 Speakers and Hundreds of Industry Pioneers Fire Up Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry WASHINGTON: CannaCon, the world’s largest cannabis trade show, announced its list of featured speakers for CannaCon Anchorage. An all-star lineup of cannabis industry business leaders will kick off the launch of Alaska’s recreational marijuana market as CannaCon comes to Anchorage, Sept. 9-10, Read the full article…

The Cannabis Industry Is Coming To Anchorage Alaska

Alaskans can currently lawfully possess up to four ounces of marijuana in their homes for personal use [and cultivate up to 25 plants], but still risk prosecution under existing state and federal statutes.

ALASKA:  Alaska is the next US state that will soon be selling recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry is watching with keen anticipation. The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office issued its first licenses for cannabis producers and testing facilities this month.   Retail licenses are to be given out in September. In anticipation of the opening Read the full article…

State Seeks ‘Creative Ideas’ To Handle Cash From Alaska Pot Businesses

Since marijuana remains illegal federally, Alaska’s financial institutions so far aren't opening their doors to commercial businesses. That means, like other states that have legalized recreational marijuana, businesses will be dealing in cash. Potentially a lot of cash.

ALASKA: Struggling with the prospect of handling millions of dollars in cash from commercial marijuana businesses, Alaska’s Department of Revenue is holding three brainstorming sessions to get ideas for how to handle the influx of taxes in an industry shut off from basic banking practices.  “It’s an uncharted territory. … We don’t have any precedent to Read the full article…

Do Alaska Cannabis Regulations Allow For Chefs To Get In The Game?

Alaska's current draft regulations don't take into account the range of likely scenarios involving chefs and the things they might use cannabis for.

ALASKA:  Shawn, a chef (and expert punster), wonders whether Alaska cannabis regulators have considered his industry as they’re setting the initial boundaries of the legal market. “I would like to know how they plan to address edibles and establishments that sell them. Are they going to allow a restaurant or dinner club that is an Read the full article…

Alaska Grown: Should All Marijuana Entrepreneurs Be Alaska Residents?

Marijuana industry advocates are crying foul about a residency clause in Alaska's draft marijuana regulations that would require all business owners and investors to be Alaska residents.

ALASKA:  Marijuana industry advocates are crying foul about a residency clause in Alaska’s draft marijuana regulations that would require all business owners and investors to be Alaska residents. With the deadline for crafting Alaska marijuana regulations just three months away, the Marijuana Control Board must decide whether the requirement — which board member Brandon Emmett said “basically crushes the American dream” — Read the full article…

What’s The Status Of Alaska’s Rules On Cannabis Concentrates?

It appears at this point that cannabis concentrates will be available for Alaskans once the licenses to produce, test and sell them are granted.

ALASKA:  Well, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has released the third package of proposed regulations and held meetings in Anchorage on Monday and Tuesday. Regulators heard feedback and discussed the rules taking shape for Alaska’s legal cannabis industry. Today, we’ll look at a question related to some of those rules under development. “Fishboy from Juneau” asks: “Will extracts like Read the full article…

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…

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…