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