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Alaska marijuana regulators to consider changes to onsite pot use

The board would need to get public comment on proposed changes to the rules.

 

Marijuana industry testifies against governor’s control board nominee

“There’s this undercurrent of trying to push back the marijuana industry.”

 

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24 on Ocean Drive in Homer.

Control board approves rules for onsite marijuana use

JUNEAU — Alaska regulators last Thursday approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant step for the cannabis industry in… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24 on Ocean Drive in Homer.
In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Manufacturing license for new Homer pot shop gets OK from council

A new cannabis operation in Homer is another step closer to having all the licensing it needs in order to open. 420 on Main, if… Continue reading

In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)
Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)
East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

East Rip: The Kenai Peninsula’s newest cannabis shop opens in Kenai

East Rip is the peninsula’s newest recreational marijuana retailer, and the first cannabis business located in Kenai’s compact commercial center. Ryan Tunseth has been working… Continue reading

East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis cultivators, retailers and consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night, Sept. 12, to discuss ongoing problems within the marijuana industry and… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis ad complicates delivery of small Alaska newspaper

JUNEAU — A small Alaska newspaper is scrambling to distribute papers after the U.S. Postal Service raised questions about a marijuana ad. Jenny-Marie Stryker is… Continue reading

Marijuana board accepts draft to ban cannabis clubs

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted draft regulatory language on Sept. 24 that would ban cannabis social clubs, unable to establish any regulations around a… Continue reading

Cannabis panel waits for state to finish regs

Now that cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been made legal in Alaska for possession and ultimately cultivation, processing and retail sale, many advocates of… Continue reading

Marijuana board accepts some do’s, don’ts for retail ops

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is parsing out what should be its business and what should be left to good business sense. Aug. 31 began… Continue reading

Federal rules, state caution stymie cannabis investments

Alaska’s forthcoming cannabis regulations might stop homegrown bud businesses from seeing a dime from the hot-ticket marijuana investment scene developing in the Lower 48. Outside… Continue reading

Security service for pot businesses latest to enter state market

Like a gold rush, Alaska’s upcoming green rush will bring stacks of specie and currency, along with a version of the Pinkertons to guard the… Continue reading

Cannabis board seeks your opinions

Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Homer City Hall, is a very important meeting of the Homer Cannabis Advisory Board. To cannabis advocates and… Continue reading

Marijuana board amends regs, sets $5,000 licensing fee

The cannabis industry’s growing pains are causing unease for some stakeholders, even as the newly minted Alaska Marijuana Control Board was able to favorably change… Continue reading

Legal pot helps rather than harms

In the Alaska Dispatch News, Sunday, Aug. 9, we read “NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences.” “Synthetic marijuana” is a deadly… Continue reading

Marijuana association rolls out

Those hoping to get in on the ground floor of Alaska’s legal marijuana industry now have a supporter. The Alaska Marijuana Industry Association announced it… Continue reading

Lawmakers plan to work on marijuana bills over interim

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers say they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said the House Judiciary Committee, which… Continue reading

Council creates Cannabis Advisory Commission

As the Alaska Legislature debates how to regulate commercial cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana, the Homer City Council on Monday night did what the… Continue reading

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