Alaska

A lot of our work goes on behind the scenes. As a result, it can often go unnoticed. So, it’s nice when the legislators and other elected officials we work with acknowledge the effort we put in. That happened recently when Alaska Gov. Bill Walker invited me to the bill signing ceremony for the Alaska…

JUNEAU, Alaska (July 16, 2018) – On Friday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill into law that allows terminally ill patients to bypass some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments. Rep. Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage) introduced House Bill 43 (HB43) last year. The law gives terminally ill patients access…

JUNEAU, Alaska (April 26, 2018) – Yesterday, the Alaska Senate unanimously gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage) introduced House Bill 43 (HB43) last year. The…

JUNEAU, Alaska (April 18, 2018) – Last Friday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill into law legalizing industrial hemp and creating a licensing program for its cultivation in the state. The new law takes another step toward nullifying federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Sen. Shelly Hughes (R) filed Senate Bill 6 (SB6)…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Feb. 20, 2018) – Yesterday, the Alaska House passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp and create a licensing program for its cultivation in the state, taking the first step toward nullifying federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Sen. Shelly Hughes (R) filed Senate Bill 6 (SB6) last year and it carried…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Feb. 19, 2018) – A bill moving through the Alaska Senate would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage) introduce House Bill 43 (HB43) last year and it carried over into the…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Feb. 13, 2018) – An Alaska House committee has passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp and creating a licensing program for its cultivation in the state, taking the first step toward nullifying federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Sen. Shelly Hughes (R) filed Senate Bill 6 (SB6) last year and it…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Alaska House would ban the state from using resources to help the federal government enforce marijuana prohibition laws against people who are in compliance with the state law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Passage into law would greatly impact the federal government’s ability to…