Alaska

Tue
13
Jan

Alaska Becomes 4th US State to Legalize Marijuana

ANCHORAGE, AK — In a trifecta for marijuana legalization initiatives Tuesday, Alaska has joined Oregon and Washington, DC, in voting to free the weed. That makes it the fourth state to do so. Measure 2 allows adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants (three mature). It also allows […]

Tue
13
Jan

Alaska and Oregon Voters Approve Ballot Measure to End Marijuana Prohibition, Capping Off Historic Election Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alaska voters approved a ballot measure to end marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, capping off a historic election year for marijuana policy reform. Voters in Oregon adopted a similar measure earlier in the evening, making it the third state in the nation to end marijuana prohibition, following Colorado and Washington. Measure 91 in […]

Tue
13
Jan

Lawmakers to Consider Banning Marijuana Sales in Alaska’s Largest City

ANCHORAGE, AK — Anchorage lawmakers next month will consider banning the commercial sale of marijuana in Alaska’s largest city, which if passed would deal an early blow to a voter-approved law that would establish a statewide seed-to-sale cannabis industry. Anchorage Assemblywoman Amy Demboski, with support from two colleagues, introduced the ordinance on Tuesday before the […]

Tue
30
Dec

Pot Pie, Redefined? Chefs Start to Experiment With Cannabis

BOULDER, Colo. — Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef’s late-night pork belly poutine.

But cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit.

In Colorado, which has issued more than 160 edible marijuana licenses, skilled line cooks are leaving respected restaurants to take more lucrative jobs infusing cannabis into food and drinks. In Washington, one of four states that allow recreational marijuana sales, a large cannabis bakery dedicated to affluent customers with good palates will soon open in Seattle.

Mon
15
Dec

Cannabis tourism: Travel to US pot spots on the rise

Move over, Amsterdam and Vancouver (sometimes known as “Vansterdam” for its notoriously loose, yet still illegal, pot culture): There’s a new plume of cannabis tourism locales on the rise in the U.S.

Amsterdam has long topped lists of destinations for travelers seeking legal recreational marijuana, but new laws across the U.S. are producing a fresh crop of hot pot spots.

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