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Changes set in motion for Alaska’s cannabis industry

by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine Photo by Copper River Salmon Marketing. The July 2017 Alaska Marijuana Control Board meeting held in Fairbanks was an extended three-day long meeting. Industry participants came from across the state to attend. Unfortunately, the state provided a small conference room for the meeting, which could comfortably seat about […]

Marijuana board set for marathon meeting in Fairbanks

By Naomi Klouda in Alaska Journal of Commerce Advertising attempts keep tripping up owners of the newly established cannabis shops and resulting in violations, and when the Alaska Marijuana Control Board meets in Fairbanks July 12-14, it will be taking a look at how to streamline ad messages that can be sent to the public. Owners cannot […]

Facebook Cannabis Crackdown in Alaska: Social Media Giant Shuts Down Marijuana Shops’ Business Pages

By Jeremy Kossen in Huffington Post Since the 4th of July weekend, Facebook has suspended or entirely deleted the Facebook business pages of at least half a dozen legal cannabis retail dispensaries in Alaska. While Google, Facebook, and Twitter have long prohibited cannabis businesses from advertising on their networks, Facebook has taken things a step […]

Jana Weltzin named in Marijuana Venture Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Marijuana Venture Magazine When Alaska legalized recreational cannabis in 2014, Jana Weltzin felt the call to return home. Born and raised in Fairbanks, Weltzin moved to Arizona at age 18 to get her law degree at Arizona State University. She remained in the Southwest and joined Rose Law Group, the largest women-owned law firm in […]

Boulder on the inside: a pot lawyer grows up fast

by Zachariah Hughes in Alaska Public Media It’s a tricky time for commercial cannabis in Alaska. Stores around the state are beginning to open, but without enough product available to keep shelves stocked for more than a few hours. The state’s largest market, Anchorage, is seeing delays for businesses because of complicated zoning regulations. And there […]

Budding Industry: We have a problem

by Whitney Branshaw in Anchorage Press We have a big fucking problem, people. The problem is that we now tabled the option of having the opportunity to have onsite consumption at retail locations here in Alaska, as a direct result of “formatting failures by AMCO staff that resulted in deficient public notice.” Please note: Director […]

Cannabis industry latest to be tangled in Anchorage permitting code

by DJ Summers in Alaska Journal of Commerce Brian Coyle thought his marijuana lab, AK Green Labs, would open last September. Nobody told him he needed a “change of use,” or a “nonconforming determination,” or that he would have to solve a spatial Rubik’s cube of parking space on his property — parking spaces over […]

Alaska: One step forward, two steps back by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture

Alaska’s adult use marijuana program is moving along slowly, carefully and with the expected amount of drama and setbacks. Over the four years I’ve been involved in the commercial marijuana industry, one theme has remained constant in every state: the cannabis movement always takes one step forward and two steps back. But on Oct. 4, […]

Budding Industry: Mo Municipality, Mo Problems: Part 2

by Whitney Branshaw in Anchorage Press What exactly is it about the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) process that is holding marijuana business up? After some very in-depth research and many upset phone calls, it seems to be that the Title 21 Land Use Code is the root of the issue. Title 21 comes from years […]

Anchorage zoning laws force cannabis shops to cluster

by DJ Summers in Alaska Journal of Commerce Legal cannabis sales are about to happen in Alaska, maybe even within the week. Flower and bud and wax and shatter won’t have a wide city network to start, though. The municipal process takes time and has already backfired, as Anchorage residents object to the denseness of pot […]

A list of regulator projects addressed at July '17 Alaska Marijuana Control Board mtg & summation of actions on each https://t.co/Q8MQGVPvTF