Alaska Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis

Salaries for employees of U.S. marijuana companies lean higher in East Coast markets than on the West Coast. That’s one key takeaway from a Marijuana Business Magazine survey of cannabis industry recruiters. Exceptions exist, of course, such as California, where salaries are higher than average, and Florida, where they are lower than average. Several factors […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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Alaska’s on-site marijuana consumption rules await lieutenant gov’s pen

Alaska has moved closer to allowing on-site consumption of cannabis at specially authorized stores, a move that could generate $2.4 million in new revenue, according to an informal industry analysis. The state’s Department of Law found no legal problems with the rules approved by marijuana regulators in December that will govern where and how on-site […]

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Alaska’s marijuana business owners at odds with new governor’s plans for industry

Alaska cannabis industry stakeholders are pressing their case against Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to abolish the Marijuana Control Board, arguing it could harm the state’s MJ market. At a legislative reception in Juneau on Feb. 22 hosted by the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, business owners told a group of 50 legislators and staffers the […]

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Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales spike 7% on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to express love, it’s also an opportunity to spend – a trend that is reflected in retail marijuana expenditures in several adult-use markets. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that total 2019 spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in the United States would exceed $20 billion, making the holiday No. 3 […]

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New Alaska Gov. Dunleavy hopes to scrap state’s Marijuana Control Board

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy aims to repeal the state’s Marijuana Control Board, raising alarm bells among cannabis industry officials and investors who fear the move would put licensing and enforcement decisions in the hands of one person and limit the industry’s input into rulemaking. Dunleavy’s plan was outlined in a letter to commerce department employees by […]

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Judge sentences thief who caused $150K in damages at Alaska marijuana business

A burglar who nearly put a cannabis cultivation facility in Anchorage, Alaska, out of business received a maximum two-year sentence and five years of probation, underscoring the need for strict security at plant-touching companies. Total damage to the business exceeded $150,000. The man was found to have stolen or damaged $144,00 in marijuana. After a […]

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