Alaska Waffles Then Backtracks On “Outside Investment” in Its Marijuana Market

When it comes to investment in marijuana businesses from non-residents, states are either in or they’re out. Some states, like Colorado, Oregon and Washington, require in-state residency for a certain amount to qualify for investment or ownership in a cannabis business. Other states, like Illinois and Nevada, have no residency requirements, but count residency as

Alaska Marijuana Rules Get Finalized, For Now

Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana earlier this year, and late last month the Alaska Marijuana Control Board made changes to the regulations that will govern the marijuana industry in the state. The below summarizes the Board’s key changes. Where Does The Money Come From?  A key issue for the marijuana industry in every state is finding the right

Marijuana and Telemedicine: The Doctor Will Skype You Now

Telemedicine is booming. Telemedicine (sometimes referred to as Telehealth) is the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. Telemedicine is developing over a growing variety of applications and services, including two-way video, email, and texting. Skype calling your doctor to discuss and show them your symptoms is just one

Marijuana Delivery Out West

Marijuana delivery rules vary greatly and can be very complicated. Businesses that want to offer delivery to consumers must comply with state laws and regulations. Some states, like Washington, have a blanket prohibition against businesses delivering marijuana to consumers. Conversely, Oregon recently announced rules to allow retail deliveries. This post examines how the Alaska, California,

Marijuana Delivery Services: It’s Complicated

So, you want to start a marijuana delivery service? Not so fast. What you want to do may or may not be legal in your state. State law varies significantly on the issue of cannabis delivery. Lawmakers have made cannabis delivery businesses illegal in some states, usually to avoid coming up against federal enforcement priorities

Marijuana Lounges: All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Typically, Van Gogh, historic churches, beautiful canals, and marijuana. Amsterdam is famous for its “coffee shops,” where patrons can purchase and consume marijuana on-site. In light of the success of recent legalization efforts on this side of the Atlantic, we have to ask: where are America’s

Marijuana In Alaska Is Now Legal: What Does That Mean?

On February 24th, Alaska became the third state to legalize adults using and possessing certain amounts of marijuana. Despite this development, you cannot start selling cannabis willy-nilly in Alaska. You will need to register with the state to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis for public consumption. And the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABCB), the agency

First Marijuana Tribal Conference: Tulalip Reservation on February 27

On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At least one

Alaska Marijuana FAQs

In November, Alaska passed Ballot Measure 2, allowing adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants and legalizing the manufacturing and sale of marijuana. Since passage of this Measure, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has received many questions regarding how it will implement and regulate marijuana in Alaska. Here are

Cannabis Legalization: Whatever Happened To Democracy?

Occasionally, the epic battle between marijuana and the repeal of its prohibition shifts from the Federal government to the locals. In How To Handle A Neighbor Who Wants To Shut Down Your Cannabis Business, we wrote about how marijuana businesses should deal with “Not in My Back Yard” neighbors, but what we did not mention in that