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Alaska: Wasilla Bans Pot Brownies; Says Smoking Weed Still Illegal If It Pisses Off The Neighbors


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Well, nobody can say the Wasilla City Council wasn't ready when marijuana legalization came along, no sir. Less than three hours before recreational cannabis became legal across the state, the council on Monday banned making pot brownies at home.

The city, known for its lax rules on everything from ATVs to big box stores, suddenly got all into restricting personal freedom and passed what for now look to be the strictest local laws covering recreational marijuana use in Alaska, reports Zaz Hollander at .

On a 4-2 vote, the council limited marijuana use within city limits to private proprty smoking, or consuming medibles if they were made outside Wasilla. Even smoking marijuana at home is still illegal, if it bothers the neighbors.

The new regulations ban making "edibles, concentrates or extracts" at home.

Within Wasilla, it's also now illegal to transport more than 2 ounces of cannabis inside one vehicle. State law allows up an an ounce per adult, but doesn't limit totals.

The new Wasilla regulations prohibition marijuana clubs and require that the use of cannabis "cease immediately" if other residents or neighbors are "disturbed." Wait, I thought they already took a vote on this?!

"This is a first step," claimed Stu Graham, the newest member on the city council who also proposed most of the regulations. "This is a building block."

Alaska: TV Reporter Outs Herself As Pro-Marijuana Activist: 'Fuck It, I Quit'


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

If you're a television news reporter and you decide to quit, you might as well do it live on the air and in a spectacular fashion -- at least, that was apparently the thinking of Charlo Greene, who outed herself as the owner of a medical marijuana club and told viewers she was quitting her job to focus on legalization.

Greene reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club during TV station KTVA's Sunday night news broadcast, but didn't reveal her connection to the club until a live shot at the end of her report, according Laurel Andrews at the Alaska Dispatch News.

"Now everything you've heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalization of marijuana here in Alaska," Greene said live on the air. "And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice, but fuck it, I quit."

With that, Greene walked off camera.

Alaska Cannabis Club had earlier urged its Facebook followers to tune in to the news broadcast Sunday evening. Greene later said KTVA had no idea she was going to quit, or how, or that she was connected to the dispensary.

Greene said she quit so dramatically "Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana.

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