CannaCon Goes North to Alaska Sept 9 & 10th

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

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…

Weighing Enforcement And Black Market, City Introduces Marijuana Tax

ALASKA: The Anchorage Assembly is introducing a measure to tax marijuana when sales become legal in the year ahead. The proposal hinges, however, on voter approval in April. Though it’s still several steps away, Assembly members are proposing to eventually tax marijuana retail sales at five percent. Ernie Hall chairs the committee that’s been looking at Read the full article…

Marijuana Club Opens In Fairbanks, And The Owners Say It’s legal

ALASKA: A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks, and its owners say they are operating within state law. Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers at The Higher Calling Club, which opened Monday in a remodeled former wine bar downtown, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Patrons could sit on overstuffed couches Read the full article…

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

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:  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?

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?

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:  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

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…