ANCHORAGE, AK, Jan. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Control Board and the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) and have learned that state-licensed marijuana testing facilities have reported results that appear to be inconsistent and may be inaccurate.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marijuana Control Board revoked license #10012, the marijuana product manufacturing facility license held by Destiny and Nick Neade, operated as Frozen Budz. In addition, the board imposed a $500,000 civil fine and ordered all the products made by Frozen Budz to be seized, both from their product manufacturing facility and from all retail stores that have their products.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marijuana Control Board is reviewing accusations against Frozen Budz marijuana product manufacturing facility (license #10012). The board is considering whether or not to revoke the marijuana establishment license, which was suspended on December 1, 2017.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement team has discovered that most edible products produced by Frozen Budz manufacturing facility (license #10012) were not tested as required by 3 AAC 306.550 before being transferred to retail marijuana stores and sold to consumers.
In February 2015, Alaska became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana with a 53% vote in favor of the drug. Even though cannabis was made legal in the state, it took another year for Alaska to approve cannabis retail stores and manufacturers. Now, since the state has approved full legalization, the industry has grown, affecting Alaska’s economy in a number of ways.
On July 11, 2017, members of the Anchorage Assembly voted and approved a resolution to ask the Alaska Marijuana Control Board to support onsite consumption for locals and visiting tourists.
On Feb. 21, 2017, Erika McConnell was appointed as the new director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. The position had been vacant since Cynthia Franklin resigned from the position at the beginning of 2017 to become the assistant attorney general in the state’s Consumer Protection Unit.
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) is pleased to announce Erika McConnell has been appointed as its new director.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a unanimous vote, the Marijuana Control Board determined the CBD (cannabidiol) oil seized last week by the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) to be marijuana product, except that which is labeled as made exclusively from seeds and that does not also include the term “CBD.
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, enforcement officers of the Alcohol and Marijuana Enforcement Office seized items from several retail stores across the state containing CBD (cannabidiol) oil that appear to be offered for sale in violation of several provisions of AS 17.38, including requirements for testing, packaging, and labeling.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This release is a clarification of onsite consumption of marijuana products per the Marijuana Control Board’s meeting February 2.
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Arctic Herbery opened its doors to recreational cannabis customers in Anchorage, Alaska.
ANCHORAGE, Dec. 08, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cynthia Franklin, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), announced this week that she is moving to a position with the Alaska Department of Law.
In Anchorage, Alaska, the Alaska Department of Revenue’s Tax Division has started to receive its first batch of cash tax payments on legal cannabis sales and transfers.
After nearly two long years of waiting, Alaska’s first recreational marijuana dispensary opened on Oct. 29, 2016. Opening at noon in Valdez, Herbal Outfitters was met with long lines from anxious customers ready to purchase marijuana legally for the first time.
The principal of Campbell Elementary School sent out an automated phone message this morning apologizing after a partisan message was sent out the night before by an unnamed staff member.
On Oct. 4, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the city’s first license for a recreational marijuana dispensary.
BERKELEY, Calif., June 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill, the global industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today announced it has licensed its cannabis testing technologies to a highly-respected team of scientists who have plans to open Steep Hill Alaska as a full service cannabis quality assurance laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska.
FAIRBANKS — On a warm, cloudless Memorial Day, Mike Emers surveyed his domain at Rosie Creek Farm. Emers has owned the family farm for 16 years, a spacious plot cut from the Interior Alaska wilderness.
Just over a month ago, Alaska opened up the permit process for businesses hoping to grow, process, and sell cannabis products, and applications continue to pour in.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly met to discuss municipal regulations for legalized recreational cannabis businesses.
Whether you knew it or not, the cannabis industry came dangerously close to losing a sizable portion of its market this week.
Out of the four states in the 2014 election with marijuana reform on the ballot, Alaska was the most surprising. When you think of states likely to legalize marijuana, California is usually the first state that comes to mind.