Some factors impacting Alaska’s cannabis industry are unique to the state.
Havelock played a role in some of Alaska’s most important federal statutes, including the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
KDLL’s Sabine Poux spoke to Alaska Marijuana Industry Association treasurer Ryan Tunseth about how the industry has changed since 2015 and where he thinks it’s going.
Congressman Don Young was one of only five Republicans to vote for a bill that would decriminalize marijuana. The bill passed 228-164 but is unlikely to go further before Congress adjourns.
The COVID-19 pandemic came at a rough time for Alaska. The state was just beginning to climb out of its recession and was projected to see economic growth. Instead, as the pandemic unfolded and shut down the tourism season, businesses closed and a record number of Alaskans found themselves out of work.
This is the first break-in at the Dillingham marijuana store. Stolen items include marijuana gummies and soda as well as glass, rubber and gasmask bongs.
Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board passed emergency regulations that could ease restrictions on marijuana stores as owners navigate business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ketchikan could be among the first cities in Alaska to allow a marijuana cafe with on-site consumption.
The new ordinance, which allows patrons to consume marijuana edibles inside licensed retailers and smoke in designated outdoor areas, takes effect in 30 days.
A recent federal immigration “policy alert” about cannabis is causing a stir among Alaska immigration attorneys. The new policy exposes a debate on what constitutes “good moral character.”