News Roundup: Alaska's First Legal Cannabis Harvest Just Began. It's Already Stalled.

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Alaska’s first commercial cannabis harvests are underway. The first official legal crop comes from Greatland Ganja, a small cultivator on the Kenai Peninsula. Greatland has harvested about 75 pounds of cannabis so far, of an expected total of about 100 pounds consisting of 10 different strains. Unfortunately, however, the first harvest may not have anywhere to go. Distribution and sales are stalled until state-licensed testing laboratories are up and running. At the moment two labs are nearing completion in Anchorage: CannTest hopes to open by mid-October and AK Green Labs aims to be online by early November.


Arkansans for Compassionate Care is breathing a sigh of relief after a judge rejected a lawsuit by Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana that sought to block the group’s medical legalization initiative from November’s ballot. Retired Judge John B. Robbins considered a separate lawsuit against the measure that challenged the...

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