Alaska’s hemp industry set to go live through online-only registrations
Farmers, processors and retailers in Alaska can start applying for hemp registrations Monday after the industry officially launches on April 4. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all registrations must be submitted electronically through the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s website. Agriculture officials in Alaska used a social media broadcast to... Read more
Alaska regulators use social media to introduce new rules in the age of coronavirus
Agriculture officials in Alaska are trying to limit in-person trips to the Division of Agriculture, so they used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the state’s hemp program this week. Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which will operate under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program... Read more
Alaska Pot Board Chair, a Gov. Dunleavy Critic, Being Replaced
January 16, 2020 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The chairman of the board that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, who also is a critic of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said he was caught off guard by news that Dunleavy was replacing him. “You may quote me as... Read more
An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner are facing separate federal narcotics charges for allegedly distributing “large amounts of opioids and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for ‘patients’ without medical examinations and lacking medical necessity,” the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Jessica Joyce Spayd, an Anchorage resident who owns... Read more
Alaska alcohol and marijuana control board votes to remove top regulator
October 4, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has voted 5-0 to remove the state’s top alcohol and marijuana regulator. In a special meeting Thursday morning, members cited “differences in temperament” between the board and Erika McConnell, head of the Alaska Alcohol and... Read more
Alaska credit union to end marijuana business pilot program
August 9, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment An Alaska credit union plans to discontinue a pilot program to provide checking and savings accounts to marijuana-related businesses, an official said. Credit Union 1 will end the program Aug. 30 because critical insurance coverage will no longer be available, The... Read more
City officials in Juneau, Alaska approved an ordinance on Monday that will allow the on-site consumption of cannabis products at licensed marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance was passed by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly at Monday’s meeting by a vote of 6 to 2. Under the measure, Juneau... Read more
Alaska Approves On-Site Marijuana Use
The state will begin licensing dispensaries on April 11th, though it will likely take several months before dispensaries start to implement smoking sections Alaska is associated with many good things: cold-weather cruises, salmon bakes, a 1996 feel-good movie starring Pete from Mad Men and a baby polar bear, TK.... Read more
March 13, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Alaska is set to be the first state with laws on the books regulating marijuana use in retail cannabis shops. Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer on Tuesday signed off on new regulations that allow on-site cannabis use in retail marijuana shops. The rules... Read more
Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be passed up for jobs or promotions for possessing something that is now legal. Alaska... Read more

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