The marijuana industry in Alaska

Marijuana grown at a Juneau warehouse leased by THC Alaska on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/KTOO)

Marijuana has been legal in Alaska since a voter initiative passed in 2014. Retail businesses and commercial growers are operating and paying millions in taxes to the state, but one of only three testing facilities recently shut down and there’s still no decision regarding on-site consumption.


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