In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. (Josh Edelson | The Associated Press File)

New Alaska marijuana tax rate could benefit fans of edibles

More tax changes are possible in the next Legislative session.

 

This storefront at 159 S. Franklin Street, seen Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, has been approved by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board as the site of the city’s newest retail marijuana shop. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

Two new pot shops approved for Juneau

Two new marijuana shops are coming to Juneau, courtesy of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. In its three-day Fairbanks meeting this week, the board approved… Continue reading

 

Alaska marijuana sales staying high

Alaska’s marijuana industry is still riding high, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue. According to tax data collected by the department,… Continue reading

Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of the marijuana retailer, says proposed on-site consumption rules could reduce the public’s exposure to marijuana smoke. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)

Alaska marijuana board opens comment on café-style rules

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office has begun taking public comments on a proposal that could allow Amsterdam-style marijuana cafés in Alaska. In a public… Continue reading

Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of the marijuana retailer, says proposed on-site consumption rules could reduce the public’s exposure to marijuana smoke. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)

Alaska marijuana sales staying high

Alaska’s marijuana industry is still riding high, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue. According to tax data collected by the department,… Continue reading

Alaska marijuana tax collections set another record

Alaska’s March marijuana tax revenue topped $1 million and set a new monthly record, according to figures released last week by the Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for… Continue reading

Report: Alaska marijuana revenue declines in February, expected to rebound in March

Alaska’s marijuana tax revenue dipped in February, according to a new report from the Alaska Department of Revenue. On Tuesday, the department said the state… Continue reading

Wells Fargo forces closure of Alaska marijuana lab

Correction: Wells Fargo spokesman David Kennedy was misidentified in an earlier version of this article. He is David Kennedy, not Brian Kennedy. This article has been… Continue reading

Alaska made a marijuana million in January, figures show

For the first time since Alaskans legalized recreational marijuana, the state has collected more than $1 million in marijuana taxes in a single month. According… Continue reading

Alaska House votes to legalize hemp farming

The Alaska House of Representatives has voted unanimously to legalize hemp farming in Alaska, a move that puts the 49th state on track to become… Continue reading

Marijuana sales drop for second straight month

Alaska marijuana sales have dropped for the second consecutive month after nearly a year of steady increases. According to figures released last week by the… Continue reading

Marijuana board may examine pot taxes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board may ask the Alaska Legislature to reconsider the state’s marijuana tax. In a decision Thursday, the five-person board asked the… Continue reading

State regulator warns of possible danger in marijuana concentrates

The director of Alaska’s state marijuana regulator is warning that Alaska’s ongoing problems with marijuana testing may pose a health hazard to users of marijuana… Continue reading

North Slope police chief named to marijuana board

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed North Slope Borough Police Chief Travis Welch to a vacant position on the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. The board, which… Continue reading

Marijuana Control Board seeks to fill vacancy

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is collecting applications from Alaskans interested in filling a seat vacated by the resignation of Peter Mlynarik. Mlynarik, the board’s… Continue reading

Alaska marijuana businesses vow to press on after Sessions’ decision

Juneau’s marijuana retailers say they will continue to press ahead after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy Thursday that paved the way… Continue reading

Alaska marijuana sales drop in November

Alaskans bought less marijuana in November than they did in October, the first time the infant industry posted a decline in 2017. The Alaska Department… Continue reading

State marijuana testing inaccurate, board warns

Alaska’s marijuana regulators are warning that potency labels on marijuana packages may be inaccurate. In a Tuesday meeting of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board, members… Continue reading