From July 12-14, 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to address several agenda items, including onsite marijuana consumption. While the MCB previously tabled the issue this past February, the board voted 3-2 last week to approve the creation of regulations for onsite marijuana consumption at recreational marijuana stores.
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Is Facebook taking a stand against Alaska dispensaries? Some dispensary owners in the state of Alaska think that might be the case.
On May 18, 2017, the Alaska Police Standards Council announced that state and local law enforcement officers are not allowed to participate in the Alaskan marijuana industry, stating that it is “incompatible with the law enforcement profession.”
Tax revenue for Alaska’s legal marijuana industry dipped in the month of January. With retailers selling approximately 111 pounds of marijuana flower and another 77 pounds of marijuana plant material during the first month of 2017, the state took in $107,500 in marijuana taxes for January, which is $38,300 less than December’s high of $145,800.
On Feb. 9, 2017, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that officers had seized products containing CBD from several marijuana retailers across the state.
On Feb 2., 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to table a proposed rule that would permit local governments to allow the on-site use of recreational marijuana at licensed dispensaries.
Fairbanks, Alaska, welcomed its first two dispensaries on Oct. 31, 2016, and a third on Dec. 11, but demand for legal marijuana has outpaced supply, forcing all three of the city’s dispensaries to close temporarily.
On Oct. 4, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the city’s first license for a recreational marijuana dispensary.
Charlo Greene, an Alaskan reporter who went viral after quitting during a live broadcast to become a full-time marijuana advocate, could be facing up to more than half of a century of incarceration for operating an unlicensed marijuana social club.
A state government that’s already lost hundreds of jobs this year is grappling with how to balance that with the workload that comes with the emergence of an entirely new industry: marijuana.
Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has issued an opinion stating marijuana social clubs are illegal, according to an Sept. 1, 2016, article in the Alaska Dispatch News. “If that place is not a licensed retail marijuana store, consuming marijuana there is unlawful,” Lindemuth wrote in her opinion.
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.
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.
In an effort to combat the proliferation of illegal marijuana cultivation, one Alaskan state lawmaker has a proposed a bill that would impose financial penalties on illegal grow operations.
Last month the Alaska state legislature approved a bill which established a Marijuana Control Board responsible for regulating the newly legal industry.
In the run up to the 2014 midterm elections, a lot of media coverage has been focused on Florida’s effort to legalize medical marijuana and Oregon’s effort to legalize recreational marijuana.
Glass blowing is an industry that has been undermined in the past. Many times, people neglect to see this medium as art, especially if the glass is a bong, bubbler or bowl used for smoking marijuana. However, as more people take an interest in marijuana, they are also making serious investments in the glass they buy.