Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be passed up for jobs or promotions for possessing something that is now legal. Alaska voters…

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Alaska marijuana testing lab closes, leaving only 2 in state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of only three marijuana testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state’s cannabis growers with only two options for state-mandated testing. Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post Thursday that the lab is “suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31,” the…

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Alaska House to feds: Stay out of the state’s marijuana industry

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 5:30 pm • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 5:31 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses. The House voted 38-0 Monday to pass a nonbinding resolution asking the feds to respect…

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Gov. Walker’s pick for Alaska Marijuana Control Board withdraws after losing police chief job

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 6:36 pm • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 7:13 pm By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill the public safety seat on Alaska’s marijuana regulatory board has withdrawn from consideration after losing his law enforcement job. Travis…

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Today: Alaska city opens marijuana regulations for public comment

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 12:10 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:10 pm By The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Banning onsite marijuana consumption and limiting the number of pot retail stores are just two of the proposed ordinances in Fairbanks. The proposal adds six new pages of Fairbanks General…

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Alaska bill legalizing industrial hemp awaits governor’s pen

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A measure that would legalize the production of industrial hemp in Alaska has passed the state House and Senate. The bill awaits Gov. Bill Walker’s signature before becoming law, Alaska…

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Alaska gov appoints police chief to marijuana regulatory board

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker has appointed the police chief of the North Slope Borough to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry. Walker spokesman Jonathon Taylor says Walker named Travis…

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