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Grandfathered Ganja

I’m thinking that the Alaska Hemp and Matanuska Thunderfuck merchandise that I’ve been selling for years would be considered “grandfathered” in as I have been promoting the brand name in this manner for many, many years.

“The board held a lengthy discussion on selling versus giving away branded merchandise like hooded sweatshirts, pens, calendars, or other popular gear.

Selling branded merchandise is legal, but giving it away for free is not, though the board plans to clarify language in a later draft to make those points clear.

“A marijuana retail store may not use giveaway coupons, or distribute branded merchandise as promotional materials, or conduct promotional activities such as games or competitions to encourage sale of marijuana or marijuana products,” the draft language reads.”

 

Read the full article at: https://www.adn.com/article/20150907/alaska-marijuana-board-bans-giveaways-ups-security-requirements

Security service for pot businesses latest to enter state market –

Valkyrie Security and Asset Protection was formed in February by Larry Clark (far right), a former Texas police officer and Alaska Office of Public Advocacy investigator. At left is Security Services Director Dillon Kester and in the middle is Vice President Ray Rushing. Valkyrie offers armed escorts, security system installation, and vaulting services for Alaska cannabis businesses.
Valkyrie Security and Asset Protection was formed in February by Larry Clark (far right), a former Texas police officer and Alaska Office of Public Advocacy investigator. At left is Security Services Director Dillon Kester and in the middle is Vice President Ray Rushing. Valkyrie offers armed escorts, security system installation, and vaulting services for Alaska cannabis businesses.
Photo/DJ Summers/AJOC

Read the full article at: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/August-Issue-4-2015/Security-service-for-pot-businesses-latest-to-enter-state-market/

Source: Security service for pot businesses latest to enter state market – Alaska Journal of Commerce – August Issue 4 2015 – Anchorage, AK

Smoke and mirrors…let’s be clear here…

Commenting on Proposed Government Regulations

Regulations affect nearly everyone. This guide is designed to outline the process and ensure YOUR voice is heard when new regulations are being written.

(I tell you where and how at the end of the article if you just want to get there without reading all this stuff)

https://dec.alaska.gov/commish/regulations/how_to_comment.htm

Marijuana Control Board

Function: The board shall control the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of marijuana in the state. The board is vested with the powers and duties necessary to enforce this chapter.

Marijuana Regulations Draft Set 3 –

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/9/pub/DraftSet3Final.pdf

 

Draft Regulations

Set #3

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/abc/MarijuanaRegulations.aspx

COMMENTING

When submitting public comment for Draft Set 3, please include the phrase “Comments on Draft Set 3” in the subject line of your e-mail or letter.

Comments on each set of proposed regulations may be submitted during the date range assigned to that set by submitting the comment in writing to John Calder at john.calder@alaska.gov.

Written comments may also be mailed to:

John Calder
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1600
Anchorage, AK 99517

or dropped off in person at the same address during business hours.

Destructive Government

The Northern Lights Hookah Lounge has been attacked by the State of Alaska through the office of Cynthia Franklin, head of the alcohol Control Board.

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Cynthia issued a Cease and Desist letter to Northern Heights on behalf of the alcohol Control Board the day before the newly appointed Marijuana Control Board was to meet, which they have, and during that meeting they effectively nullified the Cease and Desist letter of the ACB, unfortunately for Northern Heights and their clients the ACB did not issue a recall letter on the aforementioned legal sledge hammer.

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A news reporter, Northshore manager Audry and NH manager Sarah discuss the Cease & Desist letter.

The owner of the Northshore Resort has no other option then to comply with the legally binding order of the ACB to protect their interests, so Cynthia Franklin forced the closing of a new business only 30 days after opening their doors on what was quite likely to be their busiest weekend thus far. I think this sort of strong arming is verging on mobster style actions.

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Northern Heights

If you can’t beat them beat their landlords and issue explicit threats that you know full well will be rescinded only hours later but that will still inflict serious financial hardship on the business.

I stopped in at the Northshore and had a delightful Moose’s Drool before heading down to enjoy some cannabis and conversation. I saw a couple folks I already knew, made a couple new friends and was intending to head back upstairs for dinner on the deck around 6. But on being informed that the lounge would have to close yet again I decided just to come home and make my own dinner. So it is safe to say that the Northshore ale House is also loosing revenue from the patrons of the lounge downstairs that will not be eating and drinking upstairs this weekend.

shishsesh6In a proper World we would have a place like this to meet with friends, in a proper World an immediate letter would be sent from the ACB on Cynthia Franklin’s letterhead rescinding the Cease & Desist letter, in a proper World those suffering financial loss would be properly compensated. But we all know this World just ain’t proper, don’t we?

Budz

Budz

Humboldt Traders Hemp Wick

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI got my free sample of Hemp Wick from Humboldt Traders in the mail today and while I was expecting a small sample I instead got a 100 foot roll of heavy wick.

OK, so it’s hemp used to light cannabis, big deal, I have a butane lighter that does a fine job every time i use it, which is dozens of times a day, why should I use a Hemp wick to spark my bowl?

Let’s do a little research on butane, shall we?

A quick Google of “Butane inhalation” brought me to this…

Neurotoxic Effects from Butane Gas

Acute Intoxication
Because butane gas inhalants enter through the pulmonary system, they immediately enter into the blood supply and within seconds produce intoxication. The acute effects of inhalants include dizziness, hypertension (increased blood pressure), tachycardia (increased heart rate), impaired coordination, disorientation, temporal distortion, confusion, thick slurred speech, delirium, hallucinations, assaults and suicide attempts. Depending upon the inhalant, recovery may take minutes to hours or may not occur at all. Single episode use can be fatal because of oxygen displacement from red blood cells, hypoxia and asphyxiation. Victims of pulmonary effects are often found with a paper bag over the head.

Profound relaxation and deep sleep usually follow the initial euphoric phase.Unpleasant symptoms reported after the use of inhalants include agitation, seizures, ataxia, headache, and dizziness.

https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/neurotoxic-effects-from-butane-gas.15291/

Yea, I can see where I have been taking in a LOT of butane over the last 40 some years of chronic weed consumption, so I can see the upside to using Hemp Wick to cut back on the neurotoxic effects from clicking my Bic.

Also, Humboldt Traders has this on their website: https://humboldt-traders.com/butane-is-bad/

But what about the taste? does it really make it better? I can’t really say one way or the other but I did notice the ease with which I could “corner” my bowl with a more precise application of flame, properly done I can get 4 “green hits” off the same bowl, win…and I’m not trying to hold a lighter in a manner that mostly ensures it will singe my thumb…win, and when passing the bowl around the circle there isn’t the annoying “hot lighter” effect that can harsh a buzz.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOverall I give this a very good rating, and I will certainly allocate a few feet of it to my camping supplies and survival “bug out bag”.

Stop by Humboldt Traders and grab your own free sample, hey, it’s free, and they even sent me a free sticker to go along with it. I’m suspecting once you try it most will find it adds to the smoking experience, kind of like the exquisiteness of a Japanese Tea ceremony adds to the flavor of the Tea.

 

 

Valley Strain Report: Mango Tango v Purple Kush


mangoThe Mango Kush could be a great bud, I can see the popularity, the sample I got could use a little more time in my opinion Thu Apr 09 22-37-52as I’d like to see the trichomes cloudy to amber.

Nice crystals and the bud is tight and has a nice fruity aroma, and hits decent. standing alone it would rate quite well…but…

purpkAfghan Purple Kush, the OG of OGs, the granddaddy from the Motherland. Bred in the Hindu Kush and deemed fine enough that God built his Holy Anointing oil around it. The bud is dense. Not overly resinous as it could well be but sticky. pealing open a layer to release fresh aroma is a thrill, it makes you want to press the oil out of it and pour it over your head…go into a small, dark holy of holies and hot box the shit out of it. Thu Apr 09 22-51-50Done right this is one of the finest smoking experiences known to man. This sample was almost done right…again, I think I would have waited a week or so…but it still does the job gangsta’ style. I know 4 people growing this strain and two of them are doing it well, this is the best 4leafsample I’ve seen, dirt grow, full organic, HPS lights and subsonic lullabies.

 

 

North West Cannabis Classic

OK, just to be clear I’m not writing this article just because my comments were deleted off of their facebook page rather than responding to them, but it did move up the desire to write it considerably.

First off I think we should look up the definition of “classic”.

classic

adjective clas·sic \ˈkla-sik\
  • used to say that something has come to be considered one of the best of its kind
  • used to say that something is an example of excellence
  • used to describe something that has been popular for a long time

The NW Cannabis Classic, as far as I can determine is none of the above. So it should just be called the NW Cannabis Related Carpet Bagger Event.

“Carpet bagger?” I can hear some of you asking.

car·pet·bag·ger
ˈkärpətˌbaɡər/noun, derogatory
noun: carpetbagger; plural noun: carpetbaggers; noun: carpet-bagger; plural noun: carpet-baggers
  • a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections.
  • historical (in the US) a person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction.
  • a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist.

As near as I can tell the NW Cannabis Classic does fit at least one of these definitions. Now, mind you I am not inferring that they are without scruples, I am saying that they are out of state opportunists trying to take your money and run.

We fought this war, we won this war, and now the Bra’s from the Island want to take a piece of the spoils of war.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA is the first stop of the NW Cannabis Classic, a multi-city cannabis competition, trade fair and educational event.

This 3-day event offers a can’t miss experience for visitors and vendors alike, complete with innovative product demos, 100+ vibrant vendors, informative seminars, live music, private outdoor medicating area (for 21+), lucrative networking opportunities, and undeniable excitement – it’s all happening here!”

Yep, it’s all happening here and the money is all going there…and by there I mean Hawaii.

Of course we all know where anchorage stands on using marijuana to medicate at an event such as this. I can just imagine the smoking lounge where every other person is passing because they can’t inhale while they are on duty.  The law is the law and just because you want the law to go away does not mean they do. It usually means they come to see WHY you want them to go away.

I can’t see anyone pulling off a serious Cannabis Event in the Anchorauga area until at least the laws are in place to protect the consumer of cannabis.

I am hoping that perhaps the event organizers will install metal detectors to watch for guns, badges, cameras etc., but I seriously doubt they will. I do expect that a considerable number of ticket sales will be to various State and Federal agencies curious about what will be going on behind their closed doors, and I expect that will be the norm for at least a few years.

As my comments, innocent as they were, were deleted from their Fb page I’ll just leave them here and open the door for them to respond here should they so desire. But as they have never reached out to one of the oldest and most active cannabis activists in the State about their event I doubt they will bother now.

Domain Name: NWCANNABISCLASSIC.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Registrant Name: Cory Wray
Registrant Organization: Valley Isle Media, LLC.
Name Server: NS6095.HOSTGATOR.COM

VALLEY ISLE MEDIA LLC

VALLEY ISLE MEDIA LLC was formed on 2012-01-03 in Hawaii by CORY WRAY located at 760 S KIHEI RD UNIT 225, KIHEI, Hawaii 96753, UNITED STATES. It is currently active.

OFFICERS: CORY WRAY, Registered Agent

ALASKA HEMPFEST™

Alaska HEMPFEST 2018 is a three day free political protestival to educate the public on the cannabis / hemp plant, and advocate for reforming America’s laws regarding cannabis/hemp.
Mission

To provide Alaskans with the space to openly discuss legislation and policies that will affect our future.To provide space for educators and business people to share and promote their research, ideas and products that will help create a healthier environment as well as boost our economy

 

Website

ACC Medical

static.squarespace.comWe now have a great long time local doctor on staff and 3 very dedicated workers to make sure the clinic is available to those in need.
http://acmedical.org/

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Attention Alaska Doctors
If you would like to have patient referrals send me an email. I assure you I will utilize absolute discretion in my referral process, not even releasing your name, only directions to the clinic and what to ask the person at the front desk. we will NOT make the information available on the internet. Alaskans NEED you to help them help themselves! Send an email to stoney@alaskahemp.com with instructions for how you wish to have patients sent to you. We need Drs all across Alaska to start doing the right thing and we will help you do it with out exposing you to scorn from the narrow minded.
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