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Courtesy of the Dillingham Police Department

This is the first time there has been a break-in at the Dillingham marijuana store. Stolen items include marijuana gummy bears and soda, as well as glass, rubber, and gasmask bongs.

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Dschaak said he sees the marijuana industry as a business like any other, and will approach issues like on-site consumption on a case-by-case basis.

Bristol Bay Bud Company

Alaska legalized recreational marijuana in 2014. It’s a new source of revenue for Alaska, generating $10.8 million dollars in taxes last year. Now, Dillingham gets a slice of the pie with the opening of Bristol Bay Bud Company. It is the first marijuana retailer in the region.

The City of Dillingham will not place an additional tax on marijuana – for now. 

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Those in favor of passing proposition two on the November ballot received a significant endorsement from an out of state source. 

Ballot measure two would make the use and purchase of marijuana legal for those 21 and older, create a marijuana control board and tax pot at $50 per ounce wholesale.  Although it’s already legal for Alaskans to possess small amounts in their homes, prop two would mean that Alaskans could buy pot from a store instead of resorting to illegal drug deals.

The Board of Directors for the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has voted to oppose Ballot Measure 2 to legalize the use and sale of marijuana in Alaska for anyone over the age of 21. The Board voted on the matter on October 3rd.

Alaska Split On Ballot Measure Two

Oct 1, 2014
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November will bring the election that decides whether Alaska makes marijuana legal or not.  However, this controversial measure is not going to be as clear cut as some might wish.

There are opposing thoughts on both sides of the aisle, and lots of personal opinions, anecdotes as well as studies with hard facts to back either side up.

A new coalition of conservatives has been created to support the legalization of marijuana in Alaska. KDLG’s has the story.

The Debate on Regulated Marijuana Continues

Jul 31, 2014
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Proposition 2 will legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana for adults.  Proponents say it will lower conviction rates and raise money for the state.  Opponents say it will cause more crime and will cost the state more than it could raise. 

There are dozens of arguments for both sides of this bill.  In July, there was a recorded debate between an advocate of proposition two and an opponent.