Alaska Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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Mark Springer, chair of the agency that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, has been replaced by Gov.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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Alaska governor puts marijuana advocate back on state MJ board

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is bringing back a marijuana advocate to the state cannabis regulatory board, a move welcomed by an industry that successfully fought his attempt to install an MJ critic. Dunleavy’s office said he appointed Bruce Schulte to the Marijuana Control Board. Schulte was involved in the 2014 initiative that legalized adult-use marijuana […]

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Fairbanks, Alaska, approves first marijuana consumption site in city

A Fairbanks dispensary is moving closer to becoming the first in the city where on-site consumption of cannabis is permitted. The Fairbanks City Council voted unanimously on a measure that allows consumption at The Fairbanks Cut, once it gets a certificate of occupancy, according to the Daily News-Miner. It can take several weeks to a […]

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Alaska credit union to nix pilot banking program for cannabis-related businesses

A credit union in Alaska will soon end a program it launched to provide some marijuana businesses in the state with checking and savings accounts in an attempt to reduce their reliance on cash. Anchorage-based Credit Union 1 said it will formally shutter the service Aug. 30. The catalyst, according to the credit union, was the […]

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Week in Review: US Congress mulls milestone cannabis bills, on-premise MJ edibles moves in Alaska & more

A milestone U.S. marijuana reform bill is introduced in Congress, experts suggest cannabis banking changes at the federal level remain a long shot, Alaska’s capital city approves an ordinance permitting customers to consume cannabis edibles inside licensed retail establishments – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. Key member of U.S. House introduces sweeping cannabis […]

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