Alaska Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Alaska seeks public comment on onsite marijuana consumption

Alaska regulators plan to take public comment through Oct. 27 on a proposal that would allow authorized recreational marijuana shops to provide a place for people to consume the cannabis products they buy. Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has gone back and forth on whether to allow onsite consumption but agreed once again to seek comment on […]

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Two states rebut AG Sessions’ critiques of their cannabis laws

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a former Republican, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration’s more […]

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AG’s letter to Oregon governor highlights illicit marijuana sector

Following similar letters to two other governors, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown noting that her state’s legal marijuana businesses haven’t slowed the illicit marijuana market. Sessions was responding to an April letter from Brown and the governors of Colorado, Washington state and Alaska that asked the Justice and Treasury departments […]

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Alaska marijuana board proposes ban on certain rent deals

Alaska marijuana regulators have proposed barring marijuana businesses from giving landlords a cut of their sales revenue in lieu of rent, overriding objections from MJ industry officials. In a 3-2 vote last week, the Alaska Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) cited concerns that the practice would give non-marijuana business license holders – the landlords – the power to […]

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Alaska moves closer to onsite recreational marijuana use

Alaska is making strides toward becoming the first state in the nation to allow customers to consume marijuana in recreational shops. The state’s Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 Friday to begin drafting rules for onsite consumption, Alaska Dispatch News reported. The regulations would range from where and how much marijuana can be consumed on premises […]

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Facebook shuts down marijuana retailers’ pages in Alaska

Facebook has deleted or taken down several pages belonging to Alaska marijuana retailers, making cannabis businesses in the state the latest to be hit by the tech giant’s occasional displays of cannaphobia. Marijuana businesses in Alaska and other states already face severe advertising restrictions, and Facebook’s moves will only make it more difficult for cannabis […]

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Alaska to weigh three onsite marijuana consumption proposals

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board next month will consider three proposals to allow onsite consumption in marijuana retail stores. Under the board members’ recommendations, which will be considered at a July 11-14 meeting: Customers would be allowed to try marijuana at a store, then would have to leave the premises. The site couldn’t provide amusements […]

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AK cannabis businesses denied ‘Alaska Grown’ label

At least two marijuana companies in Alaska have applied for – but almost certainly won’t receive – formal state advertising labels that are typically granted to other agricultural products. The labels, which simply read “Alaska Grown,” are handed out via the state Division of Agriculture. But a spokesperson for the agency told Alaska Dispatch News […]

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US Postal Service says no to marijuana tax payment in Alaska

The U.S. Postal Service in Juneau, Alaska, refused to deliver a box of cash to Anchorage for a local recreational marijuana business that was mailing its regular tax payment to the state, saying the delivery would violate federal law. The incident underscores the legal and operational obstacles marijuana firms face when forced to use cash to pay […]

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Alaska orders Anchorage marijuana club to shut down

Marijuana businesses in Anchorage, Alaska, have for years now been pushing the envelope of what’s acceptable by state regulators, and recently they got another answer on one thing that’s not: cannabis social clubs. The only club in Anchorage, Pot Luck Events, which has been operational since 2015, was ordered to close by the Alaska Alcohol and […]

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