Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board

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A Homer-based marijuana cultivation business that was caught growing several plants prior to approval by the state Marijuana Control Board will now be allowed to legally operate.

The control board denied Alaska Loven It’s standard cultivation permit application in January after co-owner Dan Coglianese was found growing 24 immature marijuana plants prior to approval.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The state Marijuana Control Board unanimously denied a Homer-based marijuana cultivation facility’s application last week. The business, Alaska Loven It, was nearly ready to open its doors, but the Homer City Council and the control board both denied the application.

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A potential marijuana cultivation facility’s future in Homer may be in jeopardy after it was found growing several marijuana plants before it was officially approved.

Alaska Loven It, a hopeful standard cultivation business on Kachemak Drive, was set to be considered for approval by the Homer City Council Monday.

Both City Planner Rick Abboud and Homer Police Chief Mark Robl had signed off on owner Dan Coglianese’s application, recommending its approval by the council before heading onto the Marijuana Control Board later this week.

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The Southern Kenai Peninsula’s first retail marijuana shop is one step closer to opening its doors. The Homer City Council approved a memorandum voicing its non-objection to Uncle Herb’s setting up shop on Ocean Drive, a formal step taken after the state Marijuana Control Board approved the retail store earlier this month.

Owner Loyd Stiassny expressed his gratitude to the council at the end of the meeting. Stiassny has already opened another retail shop in Anchorage under the same name.

Homer pot shop approved by Marijuana Control Board

Sep 15, 2017
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A new marijuana retail store is on track to open in Homer this fall. Uncle Herb’s, which would be located along Ocean Drive, had its license approved by the Marijuana Control Board Friday.  Owner Lloyd Stiassny is happy to be at this stage of the process,

“Very excited, I’m looking forward to moving forward, working with the city and community of Homer.  I think it’s an excellent opportunity for economic growth,” he said.

Courtesy Alcohol & Marijuana Control Board

The chair of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board is gathering signatures to have Kenai Peninsula Borough vote on outlawing commercial cannabis operations in areas of the borough outside cities. That isn’t sitting well with members of cannabis industry on the peninsula.

Borough OKs Marijuana Licenses

Jun 24, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Prospective Kenai Peninsula commercial marijuana business cleared another hurdle Tuesday, as the borough assembly supported the issuance of licenses from the state Alcohol Marijuana Control Board.

Cannabis Club Searching for New Space

Apr 18, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Kachemak Cannabis Club in Homer closed its doors at the end of February because its landlord asked the club to leave. Though, KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports the club’s leaders plan to reopen in a new location as soon as possible.

Homer Cannabis Club Could Face Legal Battle

Feb 24, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A new cannabis club has opened its doors on a major street in Downtown Homer and some residents are taking full advantage of the opportunity to use marijuana in - what they call - a safe, social environment. But, the club might not be legal.