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    AK: Lawsuit Could Stall Mat-Su Marijuana Vote

    A lawsuit challenging an upcoming Matanuska-Susitna Borough ballot initiative could stall a vote on banning commercial marijuana in the Valley. Attorneys for the Borough filed a response Monday, arguing that the suit could wreak havoc with the Borough's October 4 election. One of two...
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    AK: Petersburg Assembly Considers Revenue From Proposed Pot Tax

    A proposed tax on marijuana and marijuana products advanced in second reading Monday before the Petersburg borough assembly. However, the assembly voted to change the wording for future use of the proceeds of such a tax. f voters approve commercial marijuana sales in the borough in next...
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    AK: Assemblyman Calls For Redo Of Vote On Marijuana Cafe Ban

    Fairbanks - A borough assemblyman wants to revisit the proposed pot cafe moratorium in the city of Fairbanks, which failed in a close vote last week. Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Matt Cooper filed for reconsideration on Friday, and the assembly will vote on whether to take up the...
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    AK: Borough Served With Lawsuit

    A formal complaint has been filed against the Mat-Su Borough regarding its allegedly unlawful marijuana initiative, set to appear on the October ballot. The complaint, filed by Thomas Hannam and Ronda Marcy in Palmer Superior District Court on Tuesday, alleges that the borough and 15...
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    AK: Plan To Expand Moratorium On Pot Cafes Fails

    Fairbanks - An effort to strengthen a moratorium on cannabis cafes failed on a 4-5 vote Thursday before the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. The panel rejected an ordinance that would effectively have extended the moratorium from the outskirts of the borough into the city of Fairbanks...
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    AK: Marijuana Entrepreneurs Ask Assembly To Put Off Vote On Marijuana Ban Petition

    Kenai Peninsula marijuana entrepreneurs want the chance to operate for a year before voters decide whether those outside the cities should be allowed to operate. A citizen initiative asking voters whether commercial marijuana businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities should...
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    AK: Kenai Marijuana Operations In Hands Of The Assembly

    A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned outside city limits in the Kenai Peninsula Borough is now in the hands of the Borough Assembly. The petition has received sufficient signatures to be certified. Now the Assembly has two options - they...
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    AK: Marijuana Ban Petition Won't Be On October Ballot

    A citizen initiative seeking to ask voters whether commercial marijuana is legal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities is a no-go. The borough clerk's office finished verifying the signatures Friday and found the petition came up short. The petitioners were 62 signatures shy of...
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    Penn State University Not Part Of State College Borough Marijuana Decriminalization

    State College, Pa. - Penn State University students start to arrive at Happy Valley on Friday, August 19. Their arrival is a few weeks shy of when State College Borough council members voted in favor of decriminalizing possession of marijuana. Even though the new fines assessed range from...
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    PA: State College Borough To Vote On Reduced Marijuana Penalties

    The State College Borough Council will vote this evening to reclassify marijuana possession as a summary offense, which would effectively make penalties for possession of a small amount equivalent to a parking ticket. The ordinance, if approved, would make possession of 30 grams or less of...
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    AK: Borough Talks Cannabis Cafés

    The borough assembly met Thursday night for a work session on a proposed ban for cannabis cafés. Draft regulations proposed by the state Marijuana control board show that a café would look something like a bar. People 21 and over could purchase marijuana to consume onsite. To avoid...
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    AK: Fairbanks Pot Industry Gears Up Despite Uncertainty

    Fairbanks - New government proposals are being made to curb the evolving cannabis industry in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The proposals come as marijuana industry opponents continue signature-gathering efforts to ban all commercial marijuana here. An estimated 50 or so marijuana...
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    Pair Of Proposed Borough Ordinances Would Regulate Use, Permitting Of Drug

    News-Miner opinion: As expected, the Fairbanks North Star Borough's ordinances governing the now-legal marijuana industry have proved to be an incomplete work. Two ordinances introduced at Thursday night's Borough Assembly meeting propose some important revisions to the borough's marijuana...
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