In a sign of financial duress for the industry, dozens of companies owe nearly $1.8 million to the state in back taxes, as owners and advocates search for regulatory reforms.
The state’s cannabis industry has resisted many of the trends seen in the Lower 48, with a range of advantages and pitfalls.
Only one business in the state so far has managed to navigate the tangle of regulations and financial hurdles.
The state taxes marijuana cultivators who sell the raw product to retailers and edibles manufacturers.
Starting in September, edible cannabis products can increase in potency, a move that brings Alaska’s conservative regulations in line with other pot states.
In her public health work, Eliza Muse “has been extensively involved in marijuana education and addressing public health challenges associated with legalization,” said a spokesperson for Gov. Dunleavy.
The attorney representing Ron and Lacey Bass, owners of Mat-Su cannabis cultivation and retail businesses, says the case stems from disgruntled former employees.
A single edible could contain 10 milligrams of THC instead of the current 5 milligrams, and entire packages could contain up to 100 milligrams instead of 50.
Buds Below Zero will be the first marijuana dispensary on Alaska’s North Slope when it opens this fall, according to its owners.
Whether you’re a newbie or a daily user, Alaska business owners offer their recommendations.
Great Northern Cannabis has seated a new board and hired a new CEO last week.
Under Colorado’s emergency rules, customers can pay for marijuana online and then pick up their purchase at the store.
Proposition 11 would allow people to smoke marijuana at retail locations in an isolated room.
The owners of Good Cannabis plan to visit community councils to gauge feelings about a high-end retail marijuana store.
Since recreational marijuana became legal in the state, local businesses have joined the oil, fishing and tourism industries in working to shape how their industry is regulated.
Regulators approved applications by GoodSinse LLC in Fairbanks and Cannabis Corner in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
The interim director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office proposed a “deputy director” for each board who would focus on the issues of their respective boards and licensees.
Mark Springer said he was caught off guard by the news. Casey Dschaak of Dillingham has been named to replace him on the Marijuana Control Board starting March 1.
Should that marijuana joint cost more because it is higher in THC content? That’s the argument put forth in a new report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office.
The planning department is asking the Assembly to change code to allow for a new, non-protected “accessory” category for some buildings that house religious services.