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Commercial marijuana testing regs pose challenge to local industry


The Cole memo is a memorandum written by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole and it provides guidance regarding federal marijuana enforcement.

It’s a document state regulators and Petersburg borough officials have used to support the possibility of a viable marijuana industry in Alaskan communities off the road system.

“I think there’s been a lot of fears as to how the federal government would impose or not impose existing laws and Cynthia Franklin, a former prosecuting attorney, had a really, I found, interesting perspective,” Assembly Member Jeigh Stanton Gregor said during...

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