Alaska Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Marijuana Business This Week: Cannabis oil in Georgia, early MMJ access in MA, finalizing hemp regs in Alaska & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: STRIKING OIL: A Georgia law making it legal to produce and distribute cannabis oils with a THC cap at 5% goes into effect Monday, giving the state’s more than 9,500 registered medical marijuana patients better access to […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Canopy, Acreage shareholders vote, Springfield selects, OK inspects & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: DAY OF DECISION: Shareholders of Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the much-heralded megamerger of the two companies. If consummated, it would become the first major Canadian/U.S. cannabis transaction. Each company’s shareholders will vote separately. At least […]

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Chart: Marijuana store density surpasses Starbucks & McDonald’s in many mature cannabis markets

As competition between cannabis retailers grows, so does the number of stores in mature markets, where the relative density of marijuana shops has surpassed that of Starbucks in many. The recently released Marijuana Business Factbook estimates that in Denver and Portland, Oregon, for example, marijuana retailers outnumber Starbucks by close to double, while in Anchorage, Alaska – […]

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AK cannabis regulators float on-site consumption, testing, tracking rule changes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is seeking public comment by June 19 on proposed changes to the state’s rules for on-site cannabis consumption spaces and the testing and tracking of marijuana. Among other changes, regulators recommend: Allowing retail stores not in freestanding buildings to have on-site consumption of edibles only. Increasing the cost of the license […]

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AK regulators ask for public input on changes to on-site cannabis consumption rules

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted to seek public comment on tweaks to statewide rules that allow onsite use of marijuana at authorized stores. On-site consumption rules that took effect last month refer to stores in freestanding buildings, consistent with language in a statewide smoke-free workplace law, and include ventilation requirements. The proposed changes would […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Honing IL legalization language, taking reservations in Massachusetts, hempseeds enter space & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE: Substantial language to incorporate into a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana in Illinois could come as early as Tuesday, according to one of its key proponents. In early April, an Illinois Senate panel advanced a placeholder legalization bill that […]

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Alaska gov isn’t looking to repeal Marijuana Control Board this session

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy does not plan to introduce legislation this session that would propose eliminating the board that regulates the state’s legal marijuana industry. Spokesman Matt Shuckerow said the decision was based on the time left in the session and the governor’s focus on other legislative priorities. It was unclear whether Dunleavy plans to […]

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Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis

Salaries for employees of U.S. marijuana companies lean higher in East Coast markets than on the West Coast. That’s one key takeaway from a Marijuana Business Magazine survey of cannabis industry recruiters. Exceptions exist, of course, such as California, where salaries are higher than average, and Florida, where they are lower than average. Several factors […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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