The Alaska House of Representatives has voted unanimously to legalize hemp farming in Alaska.
The practicalities of running a state-legal business based on a federally-illegal product have became more complicated in some respects but unchanged in others, after U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes last week that may enable federal marijuana prosecution in states such as Alaska that have legalized the drug.
KENAI — Every time brothers Chase and Dylan Griffith make a business decision, instead of shaking hands, they bump fists.
The cannabis industry is coming to the city of Soldotna, but first, the rules and regulations need to be set, and this process starts in work sessions.
A proposal that would allow on-site consumption of marijuana will go out for public comment after the Alaska Marijuana Control Board endorsed a measure opening the way July 14 during its meeting in Fairbanks.
James Barrett flew to Anchorage this week with a suitcase of cash.