Alaska Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Anchorage, Alaska, voters reject on-site cannabis consumption

In a blow to marijuana retailers in Anchorage, Alaska, voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure to permit cannabis consumption on store premises. According to unofficial election results, roughly 64.3% (28,409) of the voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 11, which would have permitted “inhaling or smoking marijuana, in addition to eating marijuana edibles,” in cannabis stores. Only […]

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Missouri licenses 192 medical marijuana dispensaries

It took only two days for Missouri regulators to award all 192 medical cannabis store licenses in the state. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that requires the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to license at least 192 dispensaries, 24 in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts, according to St. Louis Public […]

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Alaska licenses state-approved social cannabis consumption

Marijuana stores in Alaska will be among the first in the United States where state-sanctioned on-site consumption is permitted. Alaska regulators approved licenses for the first retail stores where customers can smoke or consume marijuana products. Some cities in other states have approved MJ consumption sites. For example, the City Council in Springfield, Illinois, recently approved a […]

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Alaska governor axes head of marijuana oversight board

Mark Springer, chair of the agency that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, has been replaced by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Springer has been a critic of Dunleavy, a Republican. Casey Dschaak of Dillingham, Alaska, will replace Springer on the Marijuana Control Board, with a term set to begin March 1. A spokesman for Dunleavy said he […]

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Alaska recalls contaminated cannabis products from two businesses

Alaska regulators ordered a marijuana product recall after tests showed that a cultivator and retailer in the town of Houston possessed contaminated cannabis. “This is the first time contaminated products from pesticide and/or fungicides has been confirmed in Alaska marijuana products,” Glen Klinkhart, the interim director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), wrote […]

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Adult-use marijuana taxes

Glen Klinkhart was installed as interim director of the agency that regulates legal cannabis and alcohol in the state.

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Georgia MMJ

A majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana in some form, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

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Alaska’s top cannabis regulator under siege by state liquor board

The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board wants to remove the state’s top alcohol and marijuana regulator, marking the latest potentially destabilizing development for the state’s cannabis industry. The board voted 5-0 at a special meeting Thursday to remove Erika McConnell, director of the Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office, according to the Anchorage Daily News. […]

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