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What marijuana/cannabis business can you start in Alaska?

Under the new regulations, enacted as of November 2014, Alaska allows recreational marijuana businesses.

The regulations of this measure, which became effective February 2016, has provisions for:

    • Retail Marijuana Store
    • Standard Cultivation Facility
    • Limited Cultivation Facility
    • Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facility
    • Marijuana Concentrate Manufacturing Facility
    • Testing Facility

    Currently, applications are available for would-be entrepreneurs and there is no set deadline to apply. 

    What can I do right now?

    To begin the process of applying to operate a legal marijuana business, you should:

      • Read through the regulations and determine what business type you'd like to have.
      • If you're serious but don't know where to start, grab our starter package to give you a detailed rundown of everything you need to know and do right now to get your business going.

    How to Open a Marijuana Retail Store in Alaska

    The state allows marijuana retail store to open in Alaska. Whether this is possible or not will hinge entirely on the city and/or county of choice as the state allows the local municipalities to ban or place moratoriums on whether to license dispensaries for operation or not. 

    The fees associated with the applications are as follows:

      • Application fee $1,000
      • License for retail marijuana store - $5,000
      1. Setup your Marijuana Business Corporate Structure.
        1. Create your Marijuana Retail Business Plan
          1. Determine your potential location(s) and investigate whether licensing is possible in the prospective cities or counties.
            1. Acquire the necessary licenses to operate your retail store and be completely legal and compliant.
              1. Install the operational infrastructure to be in accordance with all regulations and then open your doors for business.
                1. Contract with cultivators and/or edible/extraction/infused products manufacturers to grow and produce marijuana products for you, if you don't want to do it yourself.

                  How To Grow/Cultivate Marijuana Legally in Alaska

                  Same as Retail Store steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with retail stores and/or edible/extraction/infused products manufacturers to grow marijuana for them.

                  The fees associated with the applications are as follows:

                    • Application fee $1,000
                    • License for marijuana cultivator - $5,000

                      How To Start a Marijuana Manufacturing Business In Alaska

                      Same as Retail Store steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with retail stores to provide your products to customers as well as contract with cultivators to grow marijuana for you, if you don't want to do it yourself.

                      The fees associated with the applications are as follows:

                        • Application fee $1,000
                        • License for marijuana product manufacturer - $5,000

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