Alaska Approves On-Site Marijuana Use

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. And now, we can add one more entry to the list: on Tuesday, Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Myers signed new legislation making the state the first to allow on-site consumption at licensed dispensaries. In layman’s terms, if you happen to be passing through the state and you’re over 21, it’s soon going to be totally cool to head into a store, buy a joint, and smoke up on-site. Continue reading “Alaska Approves On-Site Marijuana Use”

Hand over the cash: Alaska collecting first marijuana tax payments from weed businesses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state has begun receiving its first tax payments from marijuana businesses, one month after the start of legal pot sales in Alaska. Continue reading “Hand over the cash: Alaska collecting first marijuana tax payments from weed businesses”

This is how Alaska businesses will have to make marijuana tax payments to the state

With legal cannabis sales underway in Alaska, growers will soon be submitting their first marijuana tax payments to the state. For most businesses, that wouldn’t be a problem: They’d just cut a check. But some banks are leery about dealing with pot businesses since marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Continue reading “This is how Alaska businesses will have to make marijuana tax payments to the state”

First Legal Marijuana Dispensary in Alaska May Open This Week

Two Kenai Peninsula growers wasted no time delivering their product to the state’s first cannabis testing facility when it opened its doors at 8 a.m. Monday in Anchorage, one of the final steps before Alaskans can legally purchase marijuana. Continue reading “First Legal Marijuana Dispensary in Alaska May Open This Week”