Alaska: Legal Marijuana is Here and Taking Applications

ummer weather in downtown Anchorage was reason enough to be outside on Saturday, but atPot Luck Events (appropriately located at 420 W. 3rd Avenue), dozens of people were huddled in a low lit room filling out paperwork and, well, smoking pot.

It was the first time the municipality hosted a job fair specifically for people interested in working in the marijuana business.

Marijuana became legal in Alaska after voters passed a ballot initiative in November. Last month, Governor Bill Walker (I-Alaska) signed House Bill 123 into law, establishing a Marijuana Control Board. That board will be tasked with creating the legal framework to support retail marijuana. But in the mean time, local entrepreneurs are looking to set roots in what will likely be a booming and competitive industry when the first commercial business licenses become available.

That won’t be until Spring of 2016. But, as is the case with...

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