Cannabis Club Hopes To Provide Access to MMJ
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Cannabis Club Hopes To Provide Access to MMJ
Posted by CN Staff on August 25, 2014 at 05:07:41 PT
By Laurel Andrews
Source: Anchorage Daily News 
Alaska -- “The Alaska government is failing medical marijuana cardholders and forcing us to feed the black market. Not anymore,” proclaims the Alaska Cannabis Club's website.Founded this spring, the Alaska Cannabis Club has one main goal: Provide medical marijuana patients with a safe, legal means of procuring the marijuana they are entitled to possess under state laws. 
Achieving that goal while remaining in compliance with Alaska’s medical marijuana laws, however, is a little tricky.On its website, the Alaska Cannabis Club bills itself as striking “a perfect balancing act with Alaska’s Medical Marijuana laws.” A club founder recently acknowledged that the group is operating in a legal gray area. The risk, she said, is worth it. 'You Are on Your Own'In 1998, Alaska was one of the first states to implement a medical marijuana law, allowing those with qualifying medical conditions to use marijuana to address their ailments. Yet Alaska’s law, “relative to other states, is pretty narrow, and a little restrictive,” said Jason Brandeis, a University of Alaska Anchorage professor and former attorney who has extensively researched drug law issues.SnippedComplete Article: Anchorage Daily News (AK)Author: Laurel AndrewsPublished: August 24, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Anchorage Daily News Contact: letters Website: CannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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