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City's weed minds worry about 'Club Fed'

...the committee that the "Cole Memo" had outlined eight priorities for regulation of marijuana sale and consumption under federal law, which still outlaws pot."My recommendation is to regulate with an eye toward the priorities from the federal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/citys-weed-minds-worry-about-club-fed
Local
Legislators file first round of bills

...change that shfits working hours between the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday of November each year. Under federal law, states are allowed to individually opt out of daylight saving.The bills are identical except for the date of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...to be a profitable venture. Hemp is used to make clothing, lotion and other products, but growing it is illegal under federal law."We've always thought we had the sovereign right" to grow marijuana, Archambault said. "But once you try...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...I think this is going to be the most challenging issue we will have to face," she said. "It's still illegal under federal law to consume marijuana. So what happens when someone who lives in rural Alaska is transporting that marijuana via...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-05/lawmakers-prepare-take-pot-issues
State
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...Togiola Tulafono had warned residents not to file taxes in the states."Filing with the IRS is not only illegal under federal laws, but it's a great loss of revenues for our local government over the past years," he said.American Samoa residents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/grand-jury-indicts-woman-false-tax-clai
State
On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

...since marijuana is still illegal under federal law, there is still uncertainty...the conduct remains illegal under federal law."The same logic could be...business that remains illegal under federal law."Higgins believes the role...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/legalization-and-law
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Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption

...in a split decision with an earlier Superior Court ruling that the baby's well-being trumped legal preferences under federal law designed to keep children with Native American communities when possible.In its Sept. 12 action, the state Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/alaska-supreme-court-rules-non-native-a
State
No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

...referring to the activists' pressure.Obama's stance on marijuana is far more nuanced. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and the White House-run Office of National Drug Control Policy opposes its legalization whether for medicinal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/no-dc-gridlock-gay-marriage-legal-marij
State
Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption

...in a split decision with an earlier Superior Court ruling that the baby's well-being trumped legal preferences under federal law designed to keep children with Native American communities when possible.In its Sept. 12 action, the state Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/alaska-supreme-court-rules-non-native-a
State
Secondhand shops get stricter rules

...said he doesn't currently have the staff to keep the electronic records, and might have to hire someone new. Under federal law, all gun dealers must keep paper records of every transaction they make.The 30-day holding period is intended...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/secondhand-shops-get-stricter-rules
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