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Alaska Police Chief: War on Cannabis a ‘Waste of Time’

The police chief named to the board that regulates cannabis in Alaska said the fight that has long been waged against pot in this country has been a "waste of time."

What Are You Smoking? Episode 35: Baked in Alaska

Alaska was the third US state to legalize cannabis for adult use in 2014. What's the state of America's northernmost cannabis market today?

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to 4/20: Alaska Cannabis Deals

Find some of the best 4/20 deals on cannabis products and accessories in Alaska dispensaries with the Leafly Buyer’s Guide to 4/20.

Alaska to Consider Cannabis Consumption Sites, Again

The Marijuana Control Board is scheduled to discuss proposed rules for allowing on-site consumption, but whether the board will reach a final conclusion isn't clear.

Respect Our Authority on Cannabis, Alaska House Tells Feds

By a vote of 38-0, the Alaska House passed a measure urging federal officials to let the state handle cannabis regulation.

States Mull ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Cannabis Businesses

Some states are considering so-called sanctuary status for licensed cannabis businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy.

Amid Inconsistencies, Alaska’s State Lab Is Auditing Marijuana Testing Facilities

A state laboratory is auditing two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska amid concerns with discrepancies in potency-testing results between the sites.

Here’s Where US Attorneys Stand on Cannabis Enforcement

We’re tracking how US attorneys in legal states have responded to the removal of the Cole memo—and how likely they are to take action.

Alaska Authorities Vow to Fight Feds on Legal Cannabis

From the governor to the attorney general to the state's top senator, Alaska politicians are ready to defend their state's legal cannabis market.

Data Dive: Alaska’s Cannabis Industry Grows for 7th Consecutive Month

The Alaska Department of Revenue released the latest data on the state's cannabis industry last week, and the state is reporting record high sales.

Data Dive: Alaska Cannabis Sales Continue to Rise

The Alaska Department of Revenue reported record high sales figures.

Marijuana Shop Creates Chasm in Alaska Tourist Town

The presence of a marijuana retail store has caused a deep divide in the quirky tourist town of Talkeetna.

Alaska Proposal Would Open Door to On-Site Consumption

With cannabis sales still lagging behind, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board has officially proposed regulations to allow onsite cannabis consumption.

Governors of 2 Cannabis States Push Back on Trump Administration

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Cannabis States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Legal cannabis states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

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