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  1. Ron Strider

    AK: Marijuana Prohibition, Tax Hikes To Be Decided In Tuesday's Local Elections

    Here is one of the biggest questions to be decided in Tuesday's local elections across Alaska. Marijuana prohibition Marijuana businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Fairbanks all stand to lose their ability to operate. The measures in...
  2. Ron Strider

    AK: Each Fairbanks-Area Voter Will Have One, Not Two, Measures To Decide On Oct. 3

    There seems to be some misunderstanding regarding the two Oct. 3 ballot measures about the legalized commercial marijuana industry in the Fairbanks area. Several readers have submitted letters to the editor and opinion columns to the Daily News-Miner declaring "I'm voting yes on both" or "I'm...
  3. Ron Strider

    AK: Fairbanks And The Kenai Peninsula Borough Eye Outlawing Marijuana Business

    Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula Borough could outlaw marijuana businesses. So what's at stake? On October 3, three communities will decide if they will allow cannabis retail sales. The city of Fairbanks, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough will head to the...
  4. Ron Strider

    AK: Marijuana Expert McGuire To Speak At Raven Landing

    Colorado marijuana expert Jo McGuire will give a presentation called "What Fairbanks Needs to Know About the Recreational Marijuana Industry" at 5:30 p.m. today at Raven Landing. McGuire was appointed to the Colorado governor's task force that recommended the framework for regulating...
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    PA: Morrisville Borough Council Discusses Zoning For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Morrisville Borough - The borough has joined the list of other municipalities which are discussing the possibility that medical marijuana dispensaries could set up shop in their communities now that Pennsylvania has passed a law allowing such facilities. The state Department of Health is...
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    PA: Emmaus Closer To Medical Marijuana Ordinance

    Emmaus, Pa. - An ordinance that would regulate medical marijuana facilities in the Borough of Emmaus will receive a second reading at the legislative body's Feb. 6 meeting. Several people have expressed interest in placing a facility in the borough; the comments were made during council's...
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    AK: Getting The Green Light - Mat-Su Pot Ready To Go

    Palmer – The Mat-Su Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance regulating local marijuana businesses with a conditional-use permit. The ordinance included two amendments that will immediately impact local marijuana businesses. The biggest immediate impacts, borough-wide, are...
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    AK: Mat-Su Borough Assembly Closes Marijuana Permit Loophole

    On Tuesday, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved the ordinance to close a regulatory loophole for commercial marijuana facilities located inside special land use districts, or SPUDs. A late amendment to the ordinance could mean a marijuana retail store in Talkeetna could be cleared to open...
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    AK: In Local Marijuana Regulations, Borough Looks To State

    The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is mulling over recommendations from the Borough Marijuana Task Force about what marijuana cultivation and business should look like on the island. At a special work session Thursday night, Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff was seeking guidance on...
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    AK: Pre-Christmas Permits For Mat-Su Marijuana Vaporize

    Palmer – Nearly 50 people came ready to testify at the public hearing before the Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, armed with info and anecdotes related to a proposed conditional-use permit for weed businesses. What was supposed to be the apex of a long, emotional battle to get a...
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    PA: Emmaus Trying To Get A Jump On Medical Marijuana Facilities

    Medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Emmaus but don't expect any drive-thru service or deliveries. That's according to a proposed ordinance being considered by Borough Council, which regulates where the drug can be grown and dispensed in the municipality. The borough started working...
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    PA: Carlisle Establishes Medical Marijuana Zone

    Carlisle Borough Council Thursday voted to approve an ordinance that creates a designated medical marijuana processing and production zone in the borough's I-1 General Zoning District. Bruce Koziar, Carlisle's planning, zoning and codes manager, said the ordinance's passage is simply the...
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    AK: Fairbanks Borough To Vote On Commercial Cannabis In 2017

    Fairbanks - The Fairbanks North Star Borough is the latest Alaska municipality to accept a citizen initiative that would allow voters to consider a ban on commercial marijuana enterprises. The borough clerk confirmed Wednesday that an initiative has been accepted for the October 2017 election...
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    PA: Carlisle Looks At Creating Pot Zone

    Carlisle may soon allow the inclusion of production and processing medical marijuana in a designated zone in an effort to be proactive. "Since we don't have that grower or processor of medical marijuana use in our ordinance, we want to put it in," said Bruce Koziar, "Anybody can go to the...
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    PA: Carlisle Looks At Creating Pot Zone

    Carlisle may soon allow the inclusion of production and processing medical marijuana in a designated zone in an effort to be proactive. "Since we don't have that grower or processor of medical marijuana use in our ordinance, we want to put it in," said Bruce Koziar, "Anybody can go to the...
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    AK: Voters Approve Marijuana Cultivation And Sales

    Petersburg voters spoke loudly in favor of supporting marijuana in the Petersburg Borough. Moving forward, the product will be taxed and potentially bring much needed funds to the borough during tough fiscal times in the Last Frontier State. The unofficial results showed a landslide victory...
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    AK: North Pole Voters Just Say No To Marijuana Businesses

    Fairbanks - Voters in North Pole outlawed marijuana businesses in the city's four square miles on Tuesday. The vote was 158 in favor of the ban and 98 opposed. "That's too bad," said City Councilman Santa Claus, who campaigned against the ban. "Speaking as a state-registered medical...
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    AK: Petersburg Votes On Commercial Pot Sales Prohibition

    Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don't want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open...
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    AK: Pot Prop Suit Stayed

    Wasilla - A court order issued Monday has postponed a decision on two identical lawsuits against the Mat-Su Borough regarding a recent marijuana initiative until after the Oct. 4 election. The borough was served with the first lawsuit on Sept. 6 by local residents Thomas Hannam and Ronda...
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    AK: Cannabis Cafes Permitted In Borough With No Extra Zoning Requirements

    Fairbanks - An attempt to put extra zoning requirements on cannabis cafes failed before the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly on Thursday. The proposal to require a public hearing for a marijuana store looking to offer on-site consumption was rejected in a 5-4 vote. "It's more...