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    Murkowski seeks clarification on federal marijuana regulation

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 14, 7:11

    Where are we heading with marijuana? That’s the question Senator Lisa Murkowski asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Tuesday. Alaska is one of eight states where recreational marijuana is legal, but cannabis is still illegal under federal law. Senator Murkowski says people in the 49th state are worried about the inconsistency. According to her office, […]

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    Some downtown businesses want moratorium on pot shops

    by Joe Vigil on Jun 08, 6:59

    Some Downtown Anchorage business owners are discussing the idea of a temporary moratorium to hear more about pot operations that want to locate to Downtown. “It turns out there are no limitations on how many pot shops can be in Downtown Anchorage. Just as if we had unlimited liquor stores in Downtown Anchorage. It didn’t […]

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    Iconic High Times magazine bought by Bob Marley’s son

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 02, 15:48

    When High Times was founded in 1974, a multi-million sale of the magazine would have seemed like a pipe dream. In a deal that values the company at $70 million, an investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley’s son has bought a controlling interest in High Times. The magazine for decades has separated […]

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    Alaska marks marijuana milestone

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 01, 21:54

    The Department of Revenue says Alaska is about to reach a major milestone: more than $1 million collected in marijuana revenue. In April, the state’s tax division reports that 29 growers paid just over $270,000. That’s way up from the month before. And the preliminary numbers for May indicate another big jump. Under state law, […]

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    Juneau: The Amsterdam of Alaska?

    by Liz Raines on May 26, 19:52

    Could Juneau become one of the biggest destinations for pot tourism in the world? The City and marijuana retailers are hopeful. More than 10,000 tourists a day will step onto the docks in downtown Juneau this season. Even if just 10 percent of them were interested in consuming cannabis, that’s a thousand people; the City and […]

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    Legal weed: Alaska’s newest tourist attraction

    by Shannon Ballard on May 23, 19:19

    Alaska’s newest tourist attraction is a sight many visitors don’t see back home. We’re talking about legal marijuana. There has never been a tourism season in Alaska quite like this one. This is the first summer that pot shops are up and running around the state. The summer tourist season is bringing a boom in business […]

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    US Postal Service blocks Juneau pot farm from shipping tax money to Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 27, 9:19

      James Barret owns Rainforest Farms, Juneau’s first legal marijuana retailer. Because he grows marijuana he has to pay monthly taxes to the state. The trouble is, the only place he can pay them is in Anchorage. Recently, the Alaska State Department of Revenue set up a post office box so Barrett could mail his […]

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    Kodiak Borough legalizes commercial pot; city ban remains

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 5:53

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The Kodiak Borough Assembly has voted to lift its commercial marijuana ban, although it is still illegal in the city’s jurisdiction. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the assembly voted Thursday 4-2 in favor of lifting the ban. It is unclear how soon people who have applied for state licenses will be […]

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    Alaska city officials shut out marijuana businesses

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 8:03

    SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) – Alaska city officials have voted to keep commercial marijuana out of Soldotna. The Peninsula Clarion reports Soldotna City Council voted 4-2 Wednesday to ban marijuana establishments from operating within city limits. The council had previously placed a two-year suspension on cannabis businesses, which temporarily prohibited them until Jan. 1, 2018. Mayor […]

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    Marijuana Control Board votes against onsite consumption – again

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 07, 19:09

    Clearing up confusion was a top priority for the Alaska Marijuana Control Board (MCB) during its March meeting on Tuesday.  Last month, the board rejected a proposal allowing onsite consumption at some retail pot stores, but in the days that followed, it became very clear the issue wasn’t dead. The board had already approved licenses […]

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    Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 23, 17:09

    A representative for the Alaska attorney general’s office says a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills says Alaska’s law legalizing recreational marijuana wouldn’t be overturned. She commented after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing […]

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    Man seeks to bring marijuana business to small Alaska town

    by Associated Press on Feb 13, 6:12

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Now that marijuana businesses are up and running in Alaska, a resident of a small town on Prince of Wales Island is hoping to get support from the town’s voters to open up a pot business of his own. KFSK-FM reports that Brian Wilson Jr. has submitted application materials to the […]

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    Decision to seize CBD products began with call from postal workers, AMCO says

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 10, 20:17

    Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) says there’s more to the story about why it seized several thousand-dollars’ worth of inventory from pot shops around the state. Acting director Sara Chambers said it all started with a call from the U.S. Postal Service. AMCO investigators were asked to come take a closer look at […]

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    Alaska nixes proposal for marijuana consumption at pot shops

    by Liz Raines on Feb 02, 14:56

    Alaska was expected to become the first state in the country to open cannabis cafes following statewide legalization. That no longer appears likely, following a quick vote by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board Thursday in Juneau. The five member board decided in a 3-2 vote not to move forward with regulations to allow on-site consumption in […]

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    Unknown flusher interrupts Marijuana Control Board meeting

    by Associated Press on Feb 02, 11:40

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Everyone’s had a bad conference call experience when someone who dialed in puts the call on hold, and loud holding music makes it impossible for the call to continue. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board had a bit of that and a sound of a different sort during its meeting Thursday. Someone […]

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    Where’s the weed? Anchorage pot shops cope with cannabis shortage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 19, 19:30

    If you’re hoping to pick up some legal marijuana in Anchorage, you may be out of luck. Currently, there are three stores open locally. Budtenders at Alaska Fireweed say they still have some flower on their shelves, but Dankorage and Artic Herbery say they’re sold out. It didn’t take long for Anchorage’s first pot shop to […]

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    DHSS wants consumers to be informed about marijuana edibles

    by Liz Raines on Dec 31, 10:00

    By the time its doors open at noon on Monday, Anchorage’s Arctic Herbery will be stocked with roughly 1,000 packages of marijuana edibles. If you haven’t tried an edible before, there are a few things the state’s chief medical officer says you should know. “It’s absorbed through the gut, so it’s a much slower process […]

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    Alaska made $81k in marijuana taxes from first full month of sales

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 30, 19:42

    Taxes from Alaska’s first full month of marijuana sales are in, and the tax director for the Alaska Department of Revenue, Ken Alper, says the state collected just over $81,000 in November. The state saw only $10,400 in pot taxes in October. At the moment, marijuana in Alaska is only taxed at the cultivation level. Buds […]

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    2 businesses applying for YK Delta’s first marijuana store licenses

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Dec 22, 14:42

    Two businesses in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are applying for the region’s first marijuana store licenses — the Green Tree LLC in Bethel, located at 260 C Osage Avenue, and Kuskokwim Enterprises, LLC in Aniak, located at 3 Slough View Drive, according to a report by KYUK Public Media. Both businesses are in the first […]

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    More US women using pot during pregnancy

    by CBS/AP on Dec 19, 10:40

    CHICAGO — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low birth weights and other problems. In 2014, almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they’d recently used marijuana, up […]