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…

Marijuana Control Board Weighs Business Ownership, Investment Rules

Alaska's Marijuana Control Board tweaked some rules and left others alone Tuesday, as it combed through the second set of draft regulations.

ALASKA:  Should Alaskans be the only ones allowed to invest in marijuana businesses? What distance should be mandated between a school and a marijuana establishment? In downtown Anchorage Tuesday, the Marijuana Control Board grappled with these questions as it reviewed the second set of draft regulations, working through each article in turn, and often focusing on 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…

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…