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Contact council on bycatch Attention, sport, commercial, charter and subsistence halibut and king salmon fishermen: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will meet in Kodiak the week of June 6-14 for a very important meeting. On the agenda are a couple of alternatives for the council to consider regarding the privatizing of fish for … Continue reading Readers write: Letters to the editor, May 24, 2016
Guns and cannabis are common things Alaskans carry, but what about both at once?
A reader wonders if a dirty pipe or half-burned joint could lead to an open-container ticket or serve as evidence of impaired driving.
A reader wonders whether an employer can spring a drug testing policy on employees or if there is some sort of process that must be followed.
If an Alaskan's home is closer than 500 feet to a school, can he or she get in trouble for using cannabis there?
Will the state of Alaska keep state employees from making a little money on the side with work or investments in the legal cannabis industry when it arrives?
What can Alaskans do if their legally compliant cannabis garden becomes a target for thieves? Should they fear legal repercussions if they report the crime?
A reader from Vermont, a state also considering legal cannabis, wonders whether Alaska knows anything yet about whether youth access to pot has changed.
What can home cannabis growers do if their neighbors confront them about a skunky, funky smell permeating the air?
A person suffering from muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis wonders if Alaska's cannabis laws allow for the sale of CBD oil, which has shown promise in controlling pain and tightness.
A reader wonders how legal cannabis shops will be able to sell any product if no licensed growers are allowed to operate ahead of time.
Does Alaska's vote to legalize cannabis mean people can get past convictions removed from their records?
A reader has found a hole in our discussion from weeks ago about Alaska's draft marijuana regulations as they relate to concentrated cannabis oils.
Will Alaska chefs be allowed to stake a claim in whatever burgeoning cannabis and food revolution is afoot nationwide?
Did a recently proposed regulation cancel out the state law passed in Ballot Measure 2 that allows adult Alaskans to give each other up to an ounce of cannabis?