As Alaska’s cannabis business continues to evolve, so do public perceptions (and misconceptions) about the industry. We asked Alaska dispensary owners to weigh in on the most common misunderstandings they encounter when talking with customers and critics about their businesses. Here are the top four things they said they wish were better understood.
The police chief recently named to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry says the fight that has long been waged against pot in this country has been a “waste of time” and a waste of law enforcement resources.
Sitka’s budding marijuana business is poised for significant growth, despite major limitations in transportation and finance faced by the industry.
The first time Michelle Cleaver arrived at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport with 5 pounds of marijuana in her carry-on, she was understandably nervous. “I was so scared, and I learned that I needed to find a new antiperspirant, because mine failed miserably,” Cleaver said.
The legal marijuana industry in the United States has been built by pioneers willing to risk the wrath of authorities.
That tradition is continuing in Alaska, where a retail shop owner has pushed the legal envelope by flying across her immense state with carry-ons full of marijuana inventory for her store
Debuting on New Year’s Eve last year, Weed Dudes opened its door as the first retailer of marijuana in Sitka.