Pot businesses continue operating despite cease and desist order

There’s been a lot of upset in Alaska’s new cannabis industry recently. Rule makers sent letters out to several marijuana businesses, advising them to close their doors.

“We’ve spent a lot of money trying to say that we are legitimate,” Discrete Deliveries owner Rocky Burns told the newly formed Marijuana Control Board (MCB).

His business is one of six recently sent a letter by Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) Director Cynthia Franklin, advising them to stop operating.

“There’s nothing specifically that is named in the letter that will happen if businesses don’t cease and desist,” Franklin explained.

Most of the letters were sent primarily to social cannabis clubs, including Pot Luck Events. Founder Theresa Collins feels confident she isn’t breaking the law, which is why her business will stay open.

“When your business is threatened it’s going to make you nervous but we are preparing. I’ve consulted with my attorney and we...

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