Alaska

Anchorage Assembly moves to include vaping, e-cigarette products in tobacco tax – Alaska Public Media News

A person using their Juul Vape. (Joey Mendolia/Alaska Public Media) The Anchorage Assembly last week passed an ordinance to include vaping and electronic cigarette products under the city’s existing tobacco tax. This means tobacco vaping devices and e-cigarettes, as well as the liquids and cartridges that are used with the devices will be taxed at 55 percent of the wholesale price. Assemblywoman Suzanne LaFrance and Assemblyman Christopher Constant proposed the ordinance to combat vaping among minors, which has seen a sharp rise in recent years. According to the American Cancer Society, one in four Alaska high school students uses vaping […]

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Security service for cannabis businesses latest to enter Alaska market – SecurityInfoWatch

Aug. 19–Like a gold rush, Alaska’s upcoming green rush will bring stacks of specie and currency, along with a version of the Pinkertons to guard the loot. Federal banking laws prohibit federally- or state-chartered banks and credit unions from accepting marijuana deposits or giving marijuana loans. The disparity between federal law and states that have legalized the product creates a unique security risk, as it consigns every cannabis grower, retailer, and broker to a cash-only business model ripe for theft or robbery. Alaska is catching on to a trend of cannabis business security that is rapidly growing in the Lower […]

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online in Alaska

So it’s finally time to renew that medical marijuana card, right? While this can feel as equally painful as going to the DMV, it will eventually be far more rewarding. Fret not, this process is simpler than you are probably thinking. There are four steps (five if you are a minor) to complete before the state makes a determination whether to renew your card.  It will be beneficial to carefully read the instructions and statutes included in the forms. Failure to do so could result in the denial of your marijuana registry card, meaning you cannot reapply for a period […]

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Yale University: States Where Marijuana Is Legal Are Not the Ones With the Highest Rates of Lung Injury (EVALI) – Gilmore Health News

A Yale University study shows that the States with the highest rates of marijuana use and vaping are not the ones with the highest rates of lung injury. Vaping The lung damage that led to 68 deaths in the United States and one death in Belgium last year was not caused by the use of marijuana or electronic cigarettes, according to researchers at Yale University’s School of Public Health in the United States. In a study published in Addiction magazine, they estimate that the global relationship between the total number of cases of lung injury associated with the use of […]

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How to Become a Budtender in Alaska

How to Become a Budtender in Alaska Do you want to learn how to become a budtender in Alaska? Working in a dispensary in Alaska is one of the best ways to get your start in a cannabis career. Budtenders are skilled sales people that know their cannabis and strains. If you want to work in an Alaskan dispensary, here’s what you need to know. Alaska Budtender: Job Description Working as an Alaska budtender is a great starting point toward a future in cannabis. A budtender position can give you experience to work anywhere in the industry. Budtenders must provide […]

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