3 Years after Legalization, Alaska Communities Weigh Pot Bans
A vote on Tuesday might mark a sea of change for the cannabis business of local communities in Alaska—and might place pot bans within those areas for the foreseeable future.
As reported by the Associated Press, voters in two of the state’s major pot cultivation districts will decide on whether growers and other pot-related business owners will continue to operate. Hypothetically, if the vote goes through, ceasing said operations could put denizens out of work and disrupt the supply chain in the state to disastrous proportions.
The decision could mark a major regression concerning full legalization in the state and might set a precedent for other Alaskan communities to do the same.
The potential pot bans won’t simply affect the status of legalization alone: The vote has growers and business-owners alike highly concerned about their futures and the economy of Alaska at large. Some, like grower Mike Emers, see the initiative as a betrayal.
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Pennsylvania Launches MMJ Media Campaign to Prepare for 2018 Rollout
Before a single seed has been legally sown, a cannabis producer and dispensary operator in Pennsylvania has launched the state’s first ever MMJ media campaign. The goal is to inform people about the state’s soon-to-be-launched medical marijuana program.
SPREADING THE WORD
The company leading the charge is Cresco Yeltrah, which unveiled a nearly $500,000 ad campaign called “Welcome to a State of Relief.” The media blitz, which includes newspapers, magazines, billboards and social media outlets, seeks to introduce would-be participants to the Pennsylvania’s MMJ program.
The campaign is addressing questions about the 17 conditions that qualify for the program. And although medical marijuana is not expected to be available in Pennsylvania until early 2018, drivers in the Keystone State have already started seeing the ads and electronic billboards statewide and along major highways.
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