In Alaska there is one undisputed queen of marijuana edibles — Chef Bombshell Michelle. A staple of cannabis events, she is known for singing while she cooks, a combination of talents she has started recording for her online cooking show, Burnin’ With Bombshell. She has a reputation of helpi…

At the University of Alaska Anchorage, enrollment is down 9 percent vs. fall 2019 enrollment, according to university data. That’s down, but a far cry better than the 15 percent anticipated from early enrollment in the spring.

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In South Anchorage, right off of King Street and nearly on the corner of Dimond Boulevard, sits relative newcomer marijuana retailer King Street Cannabis. In the shell of a former Copper River Seafoods fish market, co-owner Nicholas Gelinas says that the shop got off to an uncertain start. K…

The world has witnessed a significant rise in popularity in the cannabis industry. While more users adhere to the medicinal benefits of cannabis, others are ingesting it for recreational purposes. If you are a cannabis user, one of the most frequent situations you might encounter is its odor…

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Shawn McDonough is a one-man powerhouse of CBD manufacturing and sales based in Homer. He has been a fixture in the cannabis shops I have worked at, where people know him as “CBD Shawn,” always dropping in with deliveries, usually by himself. I caught up with him over the phone one day durin…

COVID-19 has hit the Cannabis Industry with its highs and lows, on different levels. While it is only a matter of time when “normalcy” is restored across all industries, the effects of the pandemic on industrial levels are still a matter of concern. But there is no full and final take on the…

Last Saturday was the third year that hosted a gathering of marijuana growers, retailers, and enthusiasts alike, all coming together to express their love for the green at Settler’s Bay Golf Course in Wasilla. This event is part trade show, part music festival, and a whole lot of fun.

When legalized recreational cannabis first came to Anchorage, the rush was on to put retail shops downtown. After all, the thinking went, that’s where the tourists go and the tourist dollar was anything because there simply weren’t enough Alaskans to keep the newborn industry thriving.

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Nothing can make us feel more refreshed and ready to hit the ground running than proper sleep. Sadly, not everyone can fall asleep effortlessly. For some of us, going to sleep is a nightmare in itself.

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Since ancient times, human beings have long been consuming cannabis in various forms for their health and spirituality. Now, scientists are attempting to break down the molecules of this miracle plant in order to uncover how it affects the human immune system.

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Cannabis is what people are talking about recently. As the years go by, scientists discover more benefits from this magical plant. It has two significant compounds- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by officers affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department. As were many Americans, we were shocked and disheartened by this tragic and needless loss of life.

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws is not associated with an increase in marijuana-related youth drug treatment admissions, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Great Northern Cannabis is known for its immaculate retail fronts, but according to an audio recording that’s blowing up on social media and the local cannabis community, their weed, at least on one occasion, has been moldy.

Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comments on how Americans with chronic pain are successfully treating their symptoms.

Laughing Salmon owner Kyle Lutz is excited to open the doors to his all new cannabis retail facility but there’s still details to work out, especially since there’s still an ongoing crisis over COVID-19.

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Cancer is everywhere in our society. People ask more and more if cannabis can be used to legitimately fight cancer. Zane Ulin is one person who has. I met with him recently at a cafe and he immediately presented me with a number of jars and a large syringe of indeterminate origin. Before I c…

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If you’re the kind of person who likes to get depressed, the holidays are a great time to do it. Rather than get all excited about the many reasons nearly any person of any background may find the holidays uncomfortable, it seems again worth discussing one of my favorite topics — weed. Along…

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Erika McConnell has been ousted as director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office and the one thing that’s sure about it is the whole statewide weed scene has shit a brick. People are walking into my shop after Marijuana Control Board meetings like they’d just heard there’s a come…

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Erik said, “You comin’ to the Bush Company with us tonight?”

A coworker told me people down at Frozen Founders were into weed and they might talk to me about it. She said something about clothes, visual art, and music. After a few moments on their Facebook page, I still didn’t know much. It said there was a clothing store and a studio downtown, and ap…

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“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.”

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U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, announced their support for legislation to protect states that have legalized marijuana. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation, The Strengthening the Te…

It’s been two years since the first cannabis shops opened in Alaska, and to the surprise of many, the industry continues to grow at breakneck speed.

The cannabis industry in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has grown substantially since retail sales officially started in 2017. There’s now a spectrum of cultivators growing for eight dispensaries across the Valley and they contribute to Valley’s overall economy in a variety of ways, from job …

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One of the biggest misconceptions about cannabis is that THC potency is the only factor that will determine the quality of cannabis. Though potency is an important part, the real science behind your high is right under your nose.

Late last month, cannabis industry representatives gathered in Juneau to attend the February Marijuana Control Board meeting. This meeting held particular signifance because Alaska’s legislature is in session, which provided industry representatives a wonderful opportunity to meet with elect…

I’ve always been a late bloomer. I went on my first date at 17. Got my first kiss at 19. Lost my v-card at 21. If it wasn’t for being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia at 32, I probably never would have tried cannabis.