House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory, or tribal law from federal interference. The amendment, passed in a 254-163 vote, would prohibit the Department of Justice (DoJ) from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal marijuana [...]

2020-08-11T02:17:22-07:00August 11, 2020|

Alaska Becomes First State To Allow On-Site Marijuana Consumption

Earlier this month, Alaska became the first state to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana use in retail cannabis shops. Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer signed the new regulations into law on 12 March, 2019, following the approval of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board in December. Starting April 11, when the law [...]

2019-03-26T08:29:54-07:00March 26, 2019|

Alaska Marijuana Tax Revenue for 2018 Exceeds Expectations

Alaska collected more than $11 million in marijuana tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June 2018, an amount that exceeded the previous year’s receipts by about $2 million. Alaska legalized medical marijuana in 1998 and adult use in 2014, with implementation beginning in 2015. Since then, the [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:32-07:00September 4, 2018|

Alaska Could Allow Marijuana Bars

Marijuana is already legal in Alaska, but it won't go on sale in retail stores until next year. When it does, stoners may be in for a pleasant surprise: The state might let them use their favorite drug on the property. The state's Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in November [...]

2018-09-12T11:05:18-07:00November 30, 2015|

Friendly Skies Even Friendlier in Oregon

Talk about traveling in style: Passengers flying within the State of Oregon may now carry small amounts of marijuana with them. Officials at Portland International Airport announced in July that they would allow travelers to carry up to 1 ounce of cannabis when flying to another airport in Oregon. It [...]

2018-09-12T11:11:49-07:00July 31, 2015|

Alaska Journalist’s Cannabis Club Raided

Police in Alaska have raided a cannabis club owned by a former journalist who famously quit her job on live TV to pursue her real passion: marijuana. Anchorage police served several search warrants at Charlo Greene’s Alaska Cannabis Club March 20 following reports of illicit cannabis sales. They impounded two [...]

2019-10-10T11:18:41-07:00March 24, 2015|

Weed Is Now Legal in Alaska

As of late February, weed is officially legal in Alaska. That marks three states that now allow the drug for recreational use by adults over 21. The new law, approved by voters in November, took effect Feb. 24. Alaska joins Washington and Colorado, which first allowed legal pot in 2013. [...]

2018-09-12T11:14:34-07:00February 25, 2015|