alaska

  1. Ron Strider

    Taxes On Wholesale Marijuana Frustrate Alaska Growers

    With the cannabis supply in Alaska increasing and wholesale prices declining, growers are feeling a pinch from the state's wholesale tax. Some are calling for reform. The drop in wholesale prices is good for consumers because the retail price of marijuana also is dropping. Quality is a...
  2. Ron Strider

    Alaska Voters Consider Local Bans On Legalized Marijuana

    Voters in some parts of Alaska were deciding whether to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation's largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the recreational use of the drug. The votes Tuesday came during local elections in the state's major...
  3. Ron Strider

    AK: Summer Marijuana Boom Continues With Sales High

    In just one month, the state of Alaska has collected a third of the marijuana tax revenue it recouped in the entire last fiscal year. On Thursday, the Alaska Department of Revenue reported collecting $577,901 from marijuana farmers in July. In fiscal year 2017, which ended June 30, the state...
  4. Ron Strider

    AK: State Allows Marijuana Businesses To Apply For 'Made In Alaska' Logos

    The state-run "Made in Alaska" program is accepting applications from marijuana businesses. According to records obtained by the Empire via a state information act request, a Nikiski business known variously as Hempco LLC and Alaska Cannabis Company, applied for a Made in Alaska...
  5. Ron Strider

    Some Alaska Marijuana Shops' Facebook Pages Are Being Taken Down

    Some Alaska marijuana shops have suddenly found themselves with one less outlet for advertising this week. Owners and employees of at least six marijuana retail stores in the state said that within the past week, their Facebook pages were either taken down or entirely deleted by the tech...
  6. C

    New 420 Magazine Lady

    Hello from Alaska, I am new to 420 Magazine and look forward to asking questions and enjoying the new found freedom that Alaska has finally made legal. Tonight while perusing the internet, I discovered a home made remedy pesticide as I found tiny spider webs on my new plants. Well, that's...
  7. Ron Strider

    Is Alaska Poised To Be The Best State For Pot

    The marijuana market has been volatile since the elections of November 2016. Enthusiasm greeted passage of state laws that liberalized and/or decriminalized possession and use for medical or recreational purposes. Confusion over administrative delays threatens to delay the law's realization...
  8. Ron Strider

    Fairbanks Emerges As Alaska's Marijuana Hub

    Hundreds of marijuana plants sat flowering under bright lights in a former big rig garage with Nirvana echoing from stereo speakers. "Do the plants prefer grunge music?" Branden Roybal, owner of Alaska Cannabis Cultivators, chuckled. No, the music was for his employees watering and...
  9. Ron Strider

    A Tourist's Guide To Navigating Alaska's Marijuana Market

    Summer is here, and that means tourists are descending on the state in search of mountain viewing, whale sightings and, sometimes, marijuana. This summer marks the state's first tourist season with marijuana shops up and running. For travelers heading to Alaska, here's what to expect, do and...
  10. Ron Strider

    Why You Won't See The "Alaska Grown" Logo On Local Marijuana Anytime Soon

    The "Alaska Grown" label has long been touted as a boost for local agriculture. The iconic logo is stamped on products produced around the state – everything from hot sauce to peonies to potatoes – to promote local Alaska businesses. So why won't you see the label on marijuana? One of the...
  11. M

    New comer

    Brand new to the whole blog thing. I am a beginner grower from Barrow Alaska. I have been growing since last year, growing unknown strains from bag seeds. Not bad grew couple plants in the beginning not knowing about the sex & grew both male & female plants. All plant turned out to be some good...
  12. K

    Could Hemp Become Alaska's Next Big Agricultural Crop?

    Will fields of hemp find a place among Alaska's agricultural crops? At least one Alaska lawmaker hopes so. In January, Palmer Republican Shelley Hughes introduced a bill – Senate Bill 6 – that would allow for the creation of an Alaska hemp industry fully separate from commercial marijuana...
  13. K

    CBD Oils Seized In The State Of Alaska

    Controversy has sparked in the marijuana community. On Feb. 9, Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office raided all marijuana retailers in Alaska of CBD oils. Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive substance that gives the medicinal properties of cannabis without being high. CBD is...
  14. K

    Alaska Farmers Push For Hemp Legalization

    Alaska became the third state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2015, but it's not exactly ahead of the curve on hemp, which comes from the same plant. Now, with growing pressure to diversify Alaska's economy, lawmakers are talking about legalizing hemp for commercial purposes – something...
  15. K

    Man Seeks To Bring Marijuana Business To Small Alaska Town

    Petersburg – Now that marijuana businesses are up and running in Alaska, a resident of a small town on Prince of Wales Island is hoping to get support from the town's voters to open up a pot business of his own. Brian Wilson Jr. has submitted application materials to the state to start a...
  16. K

    AK: A Day Later, On-Site Cannabis Issue Still Alive

    The state's Department of Economic Development is trying to clarify the status of on-site cannabis consumption in Alaska. A vote yesterday by the Marijuana Control Board in Juneau shot down a proposal that would have allowed for Dutch style marijuana cafes. But in a press release Thursday...
  17. K

    Bill Prefiled In Alaska Would Legalize Industrial Hemp Production

    Industrial hemp is a cannabis sativa plant that has less than 1% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive properties of marijuana. In addition to food products created from the hemp plant's seeds, oil, and stalks hemp can provide fuels, ink, lubricants, rope, canvas, clothing, concrete...
  18. K

    AK: Local Marijuana Retailer Is A Major Hit

    Excitement in the community has grown after the grand opening of Alaska Fireweed on Dec. 17. With its transition from local skate shop 'AK Boardroom' into the recent marijuana retailer Alaska Fireweed, residents are eager to check out the newly opened cannabis shop. Located downtown on West...
  19. K

    An 81-Year-Old Woman Becomes The First To Buy Marijuana Legally In Alaska

    Anchorage, Alaska – An 81-year-old native of Italy became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska's largest city. Anna Ercoli was first in line Thursday morning, hours before Arctic Herbery opened its doors in Anchorage to great fanfare. The 45-year resident of Anchorage says...
  20. AKgramma

    Looking for fabric pots made in USA and delivers to Alaska

    I am having trouble finding a reasonable seller of fabric pots based in the USA, who will deliver to Alaska. I found one, but they wanted $50 to ship to Alaska! Any ideas? Do we have any 420 sponsors that meet my conditions? Do any growers here make and would be willing to sell them to me...