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Alaska Marijuana

As Alaska Legalizes Recreational Pot, Anchorage, the State's Largest City, Considers Opting Out

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Residents will get a chance to testify Tuesday on whether the Anchorage Assembly should vote to ban commercial marijuana facilities in Alaska's largest city.

Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen

Jon Gettman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jon Gettman

Big Marijuana already exists -- it's also called the Black Market. Public concern over a large, unregulated, socially irresponsible marijuana market is, and should be, argument number one in support of marijuana's legalization.

Matt Ferner

All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was m...

Hunter Stuart

Weed Entrepreneurs In Oregon And Alaska Celebrate Legalization | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business

On Tuesday, marijuana prohibition suffered another defeat. Voters in Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska followed Colorado and Washington in votin...

With Alaska Voters Signing off on Legal Pot, Road to Regulation Begins

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Championed by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, the newly passed Ballot Measure 2 will tax and regulate the substance in a manner similar to alcohol, allowing sales to only those 21 years of age and older.

Matt Ferner

War On Drugs Loses Another Big Battle | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in several states on Tuesday dealt blows to the United States' decades-long drug war, passing measures to legalize marijuana for recreational u...

Matt Ferner

Alaska Becomes 4th State To Legalize Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Alaska legalized recreational marijuana for adult use on Tuesday, becoming the fourth state in the nation to do so. The state joined Oregon and Was...

Matt Ferner

The War On Drugs Is On The Ballot In These States | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, voters in several states have the chance to deal significant blows to the United States' decades-long failure of a drug war. State and loc...

Oregon And Alaska Are Ground Zero In The Fight To Legalize Pot

AP | JEFF BARNARD and RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mob...

Former Seattle Police Chief Travels to Anchorage to Campaign for Alaska Initiative to Legalize Pot

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Despite years of advocating for marijuana legalization across the country, there's one thing former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper hasn't done. The 34-year law enforcement veteran has never gone door-knocking for a political campaign.

Rethinking Marijuana's Regulation

Jon Gettman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jon Gettman

Marijuana's regulation in a legal market should be based on pragmatic consideration of the public interest rather than a revival of the misconceptions of the very policy it is intended to replace.

Matt Ferner

Alaska Marijuana Legalization Would Generate Millions In Taxes | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

If Alaska voters decide in next week's election to legalize marijuana, sales to adults will generate millions in state tax revenue. That's accordin...

Alaska's Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The specific concern about hash oil is reflective of a larger question about the measure -- one on which the campaigns disagree: When it comes to the rule-making process outlined in the initiative, how much room is there for adding limitations?

Matt Ferner

Alaska Law Enforcement Backs Legal Weed In New Ads | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

In a series of television and radio ads released in Alaska Wednesday, active and retired members of the state's law enforcement community are backing ...

The 2014 Elections Will Be Huge for Drug Reform -- A State by State Breakdown of What's at Stake

Stephen Gutwillig | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Stephen Gutwillig

In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.

Could Alaska Be The Next State For Recreational Pot?

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

By Steve Quinn Feb 26 (Reuters) - Alaska voters will decide this summer whether America's Last Frontier will become the third U.S. sta...

Alaska Next State to Vote on Legal Weed

Russ Belville | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Russ Belville

The Alaskan Secretary of State's Office has certified that over 30,000 valid signatures from 30 of 40 House districts have been collected to put a marijuana legalization initiative on the August 19 primary ballot.

Alaska Voters May Legalize Marijuana This Summer

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summe...

Legal Weed In Alaska Is Now Closer Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Alaska just got one step closer to fully legalizing marijuana. But ultimately, like in Colorado and Washington, it will be voters who make the final c...

Pot Group Plans For Legalization In 10 States

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

In the wake of the Department of Justice's decision to allow Washington and Colorado to regulate marijuana laws without federal intervention, reform g...

Marijuana Reformer Makes Bold Predictions For Legal Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

As support for marijuana legalization continues to grow, Rob Kampia, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, believes that momentum wi...

Unlikely State Could Become Pot Battleground

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreationa...

Third State Takes Important Step Forward Toward Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Marijuana activists in Alaska took an important step Tuesday toward making their state the third in the nation to approve recreational use of the drug...