Alaska residents with cannabis convictions on their records may get a second chance. On Jan. 31, 2018, Rep. Harriet Drummond introduced HB 316, a bill that would seek to seal public records pertaining to certain cannabis convictions.
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On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Arctic Herbery opened its doors to recreational cannabis customers in Anchorage, Alaska.
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.
In the city of North Pole, Alaska, an unlikely ally for marijuana legalization has emerged: Santa Claus. According to KTUU, the jolly old saint has been speaking out against Proposition 7, a local ballot initiative passed in October that banned the commercial sale of marijuana in the city.
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.
The legal marijuana industry in Alaska has reached a critical milestone. On June 9, 2016, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved the first round of marijuana business licenses in the state.
On August 10 and August 11, 2015, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board met to unveil and discuss proposed regulations to the state’s recreational marijuana market. Over those two days, citizens and business owners voiced their comments and concerns to the board.