Alaska’s legal cannabis industry made news recently when it was revealed that the state is owed more than $2 million by cultivators in unpaid taxes. The announcement brought new scrutiny to Alaska’s marijuana tax structure, which is unlike that of any other state where commercial cannabis ma…

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Legislators in Juneau are giving a push to a “must pass” bill to bring Alaska’s small industrial hemp pilot program into compliance with the 2018 Federal Farm, which would set the stage for what could be a major new agricultural crop for growers and an opportunity for in-state manufactures t…

Hi! I’m your Stoned At Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from Raspberry Roots. This dispensary has planted its roots on Raspberry Road and they are doing outstanding! Awesome staff with the most knowledgeable budtenders I have met in a while.

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Hi! I’m your Stoned At Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from Catalyst Cannabis Co. With two dispensaries in Anchorage, you can find them on the south side and on Muldoon Rd. Both are beautiful on the inside and both are very busy! I usually wait until…

Hi! I’m your Stoned At Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from Dankorage located on the corner of West Benson and Spenard in Anchorage. Awesome dispensary with real professional staff. Dankorage picked some awesome cultivators who have impressed me with…

"Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program," The Daily Beast reports,  "due to past marijuana use."

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The Legislature was in its 53rd day on Friday, well past the halfway mark on the statutory 90th-day limit to the session and more than a third of the way to the constitutional limit of 120 days.

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On March 1, 38-year-old Ronald Bass and 32-year-old Lacey Bass who co-own Calm N Collective LLC and Houston Grass Station were charged in a Palmer court after alleged use of non permitted pesticides, according to an affidavit.

Hi there, I'm your Stoned-At-Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from Alaska Cannabis Exchange located off of West Benson Road on Spenard in Anchorage. They have outstanding staff, a great location with parking! Inside the shop is bright and beautiful. T…

Hi! I’m your Stoned At Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from AK Frost located on the corner of A Street and International Airport Road in Anchorage. Very nice dispensary with its own parking lot and some of the best deals in town! I spent less than $2…

Hi! I’m your Stoned At Home Dad Surge and this week I review seven different strains of cannabis from Alaska Fireweed located in downtown Anchorage. 

The Mat-Su Borough Assembly again voted to postpone the most controversial issue before the body on Tuesday, after a motion from Assemblyman Tim Hale to postpone Ordinance 21-017 indefinitely with direction to return as two separate ordinances.

Forget the fear, the shame, the taboo — it’s time to celebrate your love of the bud in your next special event. 

In partnership with the United Way of Anchorage and national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson announced today the launch of a free Financial Navigator program to help residents navigate critical financial issues r…

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Because marijuana has been illegal for almost all of recent history, its consumers have always been social outliers. With legalization comes a cultural shift in that regard, but as far as the people working in the industry now — based on enthusiasm that pre-dates legalization — it seems like…

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An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day.

DHSS today announced five deaths of Alaska residents and 626 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 610 were residents in:Anchorage (231), Fairbanks (100), Wasilla (45), Kodiak(44), North Pole (22), Eagle River (19), Juneau (16), Soldotna (16), Bethel (14), Kenai (14), Kusilvak Censu…

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is making $2.8 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding available to health care organizations that can offer crisis stabilization services and a safe location to individuals at high risk …

“We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long.  Let us declare Nature to be legitimate.  The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the first place.” 

On a stormy Monday afternoon, the roads are obscured with a fresh coat of black ice and the remnants of the previous night’s snowfall. With COVID-19 restrictions tightening amidst a surge in cases, Downtown Anchorage is eerily quiet as 35-year-old Joshua Harrison navigates the mile of treach…

Malachi Maxon has been charged with murdering four family members and some mention has naturally been made of his substance abuse. The 18-year-old accused killer's mother told state troopers her son's drug of choice is dabs, a concentrated form of marijuana. I have, admittedly, had a lengthy…

Voters approved a series of statewide ballot proposals on Election Day legalizing the use and distribution of marijuana for either medical or adult-use purposes.

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You might be thinking, “I’m sick and tired of staying at home all the time. I hate wearing a mask. I want to hug grandma. Where the hell is the vaccine?” There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that according to a recent statement by Dr. Anthony Fauci, widely respected top infectiou…

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“Well. This is it. I know how I’m going to die,” I joked after dropping my phone on the floor of my work. Everyone is conscious of COVID at this point but weed shops were kept open even during the strictest quarantine measures Anchorage saw. A lot of people in the cannabis industry have been…

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Working in a pot shop it’s your job to have some kind of radar for which cultivators grow good weed. Looking over a menu a customer might not see a strain they know, but they might see one grown by a cultivator they know they like. A customer will gravitate to that strain even though it’s un…

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Republican Governor Phil Scott has permitted legislation, Senate Bill 54, to become law establishing rules and regulations overseeing the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. The measure became law absent the Governor’s signature.

Nobody wants mold in their weed. Any of it. And while the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office requires testing of cannabis for mold, the only mold tested for is aspergillus. Aspergillus is highly common, but there are many types of mold and yeast, and the humidity of a marijuana grow prov…

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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