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The Green Rush: Marijuana businesses, associations gear up

With the passage of Ballot Measure 2 last month, a new industry has opened up in Alaska for entrepreneurs looking to cash in on cannabis.

Recreational marijuana will be legalized in Alaska on Feb. 24, and the green rush has already begun. Three trade shows are planned for Anchorage this spring. Cannabis associations are taking shape. And entrepreneurs are anxious for the regulatory process to begin, as the laws will ultimately define what marijuana businesses look like in Alaska.

Attorney advice

Attorneys consulting would-be marijuana entrepreneurs are some of the first industry professionals out of the gates.

California attorney Ben Adams has branded himself as Alaska Pot Attorney on Facebook, and he has lofty goals for his practice. “The industry is expanding exponentially,” Adams said. “I intend to be … the face of legal marijuana in Alaska.”

Adams is also a co-sponsor “The Rush Is On,” a cannabis trade show coming to Anchorage. [Read more.]

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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