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House approves marijuana control board legislation

...directed either the alcohol board or a new marijuana board to develop the regulations for marijuana businesses, including retail sales and commercial cultivation. Those regulations are due in November, with the first licenses expected to be handed out...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-approves-marijuana-control-board-
State | AK legislature
Questions and answers now that pot is legal

...criminalized any possession at all.Where can I buy it?You can't, legally, and won't be able to, for months to come. Retail sales likely won't begin until May 2016; some lawmakers are pushing for further delays.But how can I get it?Through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/questions-and-answers-now-pot-legal
State
Alaska lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...for youths possessing marijuana may need to be reviewed.Committee members also noted that the bill would not address retail sales, and those will remain prohibited on Feb. 24.According to the timeline in the ballot initiative, the state has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/alaska-lawmakers-look-new-draft-marijua
State | AK legislature
Ketchikan assembly vows to wait before voting on pot ban

...approach to commercial marijuana.The ban would have prohibited commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing and retail sale of marijuana and related food products. It wouldn't affect personal use of pot, which becomes legal, with limitations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/ketchikan-assembly-vows-wait-voting-pot
State | AK legislature
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.But backers of the legal-pot ballot measures in both states have a challenge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
State
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...for her as a member of Colorado's marijuana regulation task force was trying to get controls in place to discourage retail sales to children.She was shocked to see a strong pushback from the new marijuana industry over proposals for special packaging...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
Assembly blocks marijuana paperwork

...moratorium expires. As a result, marijuana-related businesses will not be able to establish farms or prepare for retail sales. The effect of the moratorium on the general public will be limited. The marijuana legalization ballot measure approved...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-13/assembly-blocks-marijuana-paperwork
Local
Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...million in retail marijuana sales, earning the state more than $7 million in tax revenue. By 2020, the study expects retail sales will near $107 million, with tax revenue approaching $24 million.While not an enormous sum compared to Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-04/commentary-yes-smart-vote-ballot-meas
Opinion
Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

...days, necessities take precedence for the family in the Inupiat Eskimo community 520 miles northwest of Anchorage.Retail sales: Businesses often rush to take advantage of the cash infusion, offering Private Fund Dividend deals. For example...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/most-alaskans-get-nearly-1900-oil-money
State
Washington prepares for retail sales

OLYMPIA, Wash. - As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/washington-prepares-retail-sales
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