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OPEN A DISPENSARY IN ALASKA

Dispensary/Cultivation Application Tools and Services:

1.  Purchase our Roadmap To Success, a detailed summary and checklist of all action items you need to complete prior to moving forward with an application submission for a marijuana business license.

2. Browse and purchase Marijuana Business Plan Templates (Operations Plan, Inventory Control Plan, Security Plan, etc.)

3. Let us guide you through the entire application process with our Custom Solutions Package. Contact Us for a complimentary consultation.

Program Overview

In 1998, Alaska legalized medical marijuana through majority vote of Ballot Measure #8 which allowed qualifying patients in the state to utilize medical marijuana as a form of medicine. The Ravin vs. State ruling allowed up to 4 ounces and 24 non-commercial plants in the privacy of the home.

In November of 2014, AS 17.38 also known as Ballot Measure 2 was approved, allowing for state licensed establishments to grow and sell marijuana to individuals 21 years and older. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) has been tasked to regulate the state’s marijuana program and has since published the final regulations in December of 2015. According to the timeline, the ABC will begin accepting applications by February 24, 2016 for the following licenses:

  • -Retail marijuana store license
  • -Marijuana cultivation facility license
  • -Marijuana product manufacturing facility license
  • -Marijuana testing facility license

Information regarding each license is highlighted below:

Retail marijuana store license:

  • -Allows for a licensee to sell marijuana obtained from a licensed marijuana cultivation facility to qualified individuals (21 years and older)
  • -Allows for a licensee to sell marijuana products obtained from a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility to qualified individuals (21 years and older)
  • -Permit consumption of marijuana or marijuana products in a designated area on the licensed premises, upon approval of the board
  • -$5,000 application fee

Marijuana cultivation facility license:

  • -Allows for a licensee to sell marijuana to a licensed retail marijuana store, to a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility or to another licensed marijuana cultivation facility
  • -May also apply for a marijuana product manufacturing facility license and retail marijuana store license.
  • -A marijuana cultivation facility that obtains additional marijuana establishment license(s) are allowed for a vertically integrated model
  • -$5,000 application fee

Marijuana product manufacturing facility license: Two different types of licenses available.

Standard marijuana product manufacturing facility license

  • -Purchase marijuana from a licensed marijuana cultivation facility or from another licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility
  • -Manufacture, refine, process, cook marijuana products such as marijuana concentrate, edible products, ointments, tinctures and more
  • -Allows to sell marijuana extract and/or marijuana products to licensed retail  marijuana stores or other licensed marijuana product manufacturing facilities
  • -$5,000 application fee

Marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility license

  • -Manufacture, refine, process and cook only marijuana concentrate
  • -Sell only marijuana concentrate to a licensed retail marijuana store or other licensed marijuana concentrate manufacturing facilities
  • -$1,000 application fee

The Alaska marijuana license application process requires you to provide specific essential plans when submitting your application. Learn more about the required and recommended business plans for Alaska below.

 

REQUIRED ALASKA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

RECOMMENDED ALASKA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

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DEMOGRAPHICS – ALASKA

DECRIMINALIZED

Recreational & Medical Use

DATE PASSED

1999 (Medical), November 4, 2014 (Recreational)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In November 2014, the production, sale and distribution of recreational marijuana was legalized which took effect on February 24th 2015. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) has been tasked to regulate the marijuana program. According to the timeline, the ABC or Marijuana Control Board will begin accepting applications by February 24, 2016. Marijuana is expected to be available by Summer of 2016.

QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, multiple sclerosis, nausea, seizures.

CUSTOMER BASE

60,000 (Recreational) & 1,857 (Medical)

NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES

TBD (Recreational) & 0 (Medical)

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Application submission period begins Feb 24, 2016

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