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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: 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Ron Strider

    AK: Referendum Pits Pot Retailers Against Neighborhood Groups

    Voters will decide the legality of marijuana sales in Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough on Oct. 3. And, with municipal elections fast approaching, cannabis opponents and advocates are working to push voter turnout in their favor. Alaska voters legalized commercial marijuana...
  5. 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...
  6. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Industry Hosts First Fairbanks Conference

    Nearly two years and two months after the first provisions of a voter initiative to legalize commercial marijuana went into effect, Alaska's marijuana growers met in Fairbanks to discuss the state of the industry. The Alaska Marijuana Industry Association hosted its first conference in...
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    AK: Marijuana Business Debut In Fairbanks

    Fairbanks got a taste of Cannabis earlier this afternoon as two local shops opened their doors to the public on Halloween Day to sell some marijuana treats. Frozen Budz and Pakalolo Supply Company both opened up for limited hours today. Frozen Budz is a locally owned Cannibus retailer...
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    AK: Legal Marijuana Sales To Begin Soon

    Fairbanks - Legally purchasable marijuana is expected to start hitting store shelves in Alaska on Saturday. Herbal Outfitters, in Valdez, is preparing to open at "high noon" on Saturday, the store announced on social media, while two state-approved retail stores in Fairbanks are having their...
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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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    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: Marijuana Control Board To Discuss New Regulations In Fairbanks Today

    Fairbanks - The Marijuana Control Board will discuss seven proposed regulations during a meeting at 9:15 a.m. today at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Chambers, located at 809 Pioneer Road in Fairbanks. The proposed regulations to be discussed are advertising requirements, disposal...
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    AK: Weed Expo Planned At The Fairgrounds

    Fairbanks - Fairbanks' first cannabis fair kicks off the last weekend in June at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. An estimated 60 vendors are planned at the The Hemp and Cannabis Fair on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by THC Fairs of Oregon. A similar event is scheduled in Anchorage on Thursday...
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    Alaska Has Not Yet Seen Any Major Effects Of Legalization

    Drug counselors say more workers are testing positive for marijuana and more weed is reportedly getting confiscated at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, but other feared social ills from decriminalizing marijuana in Alaska have yet to be seen in Fairbanks. No one went to the emergency room...