Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to get a license to operate in Anchorage, the state’s largest city and likely its biggest cannabis market.

Wary of independent operators who may not know what they’re doing, Anchorage city officials have decided to restrict the manufacture of cannabis concentrates to only those with government licenses.

The new ordinance prohibits unlicensed individuals from using flammable solvents such as butane, in an attempt to prevent the type of accidental explosions that have proliferated in other states. The measure makes producing marijuana concentrates or hash oil via flammable solvents or an extraction process “using a substance other than vegetable glycerin” a class A misdemeanor.

The move had the backing of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, which was responsible for the passage of Ballot Measure 2 last November, the initiative that legalized rec sales in the state.

4 comments on “Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules
  1. Steven on

    Does the “using a substance other than vegetable glycerin” line make supercritical CO2 extraction illegal? I did a quick google search on the new Anchorage stuff and that’s my conclusion. I feel like I’ve got to be reading this wrong because that’s insane.

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  2. Barbara on

    Alaska you need to understand that many people use concentrates. They come in all forms. I use ice water hash, Keif, butter, tea and CO2 extraction oil. I also make paste and tinctures out of food grade vegetable glycerin. The state needs to make regulations regarding all forms of cannabis. I am not a butane fan and I think it is dangerous so I do understand why the state is saying no to butane products. Please understand that edibles, tinctures, and salves are the way the majority of people prefer to have their cannabis.

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