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Bill to recognize states’ rights on marijuana gets Trump support

By Naomi Klouda in Alaska Journal of Commerce Photo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., hold a press conference to discuss bipartisan action they are taking. Alaska U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have signed on to the measure, which also has the support of President Donald Trump. (Photo/Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) […]

Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis

By Laurel Andrews in Anchorage Daily News The Municipality of Anchorage is looking to bump up its marijuana sales tax, citing a “tremendous” amount of resources it has spent working with the city’s fledgling cannabis industry. Meanwhile, consumers have shelled out tens of millions of dollars on legal weed in Anchorage since stores opened in December 2016. […]

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, […]

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