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    Marijuana dispensaries  in Fairbanks, AK

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    The average price of an 8th in Fairbanks

    The average price of an 8th in Fairbanks is $55. Some of the strains you can get at this price include; AK-49, Miracle Alien Cookies (MAC), Honey Banana, Peyote Critical, and G-13 Haze. Slurricane sells at  $45 an 8th, while Pineapple Express and LSD go for $40  an 8th. You can get an 8th of White Elephant at $50. 

    The most popular strain in Fairbanks

    Alaska is the most popular strain in Fairbanks. Alaska has a peppery aroma, with herbal undertones. Manitoba Poison is also loved by cannabis consumers in Fairbanks. This indica-dominant hybrid with purple-hued flowers has a mix of earthly flavors and floral notes.  

    Laws and regulations summary in Fairbanks

    • Any adult 21 years of age and above can legally use and possess cannabis for adult-use, or recreational, purposes.

    • Apart from designated marijuana dispensaries, the law bans all public use of cannabis 

    • Only licensed retailers are allowed to sell cannabis in Fairbanks. 

    • It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis.

    • People who are 21 years and above may cultivate a maximum of six cannabis plants with no more than three cannabis plants mature or flowering at the same time. 

    • Exportation of cannabis is illegal and can lead to a strict penalty if caught.

    • It is legal to transport up to one ounce of cannabis and no more than six plants.

    Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Fairbanks

    Persons who are 21 years and above are allowed to possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis. Medical Marijuana patients and adults who are 21 years and above are also allowed to possess a maximum of six cannabis plants with no more than three maturing or flowering plants that produce usable cannabis at any time.

    Difference between a storefront and a dispensary 

    A storefront sells cannabis for adult-use, or recreational, purposes to adults over the age of 21 while a dispensary offers cannabis derivative products to patients for medicinal purposes. A dispensary must be medically approved but for a storefront, the type of licensing and documentation depends on the sort of business being conducted. Medical marijuana patients must have a special marijuana identification card from a doctor to purchase while in a storefront adults must only present a valid, state-issued identification. Customer service is different in a dispensary and a storefront. In a dispensary, medical marijuana patients stay in a waiting room before getting to the budtender to discuss their condition. However, in a storefront, customers may purchase cannabis products over the counter without a medical marijuana recommendation.

    Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is used without medical necessity, while medical cannabis is used to treat patients with chronic symptoms and underlying conditions. adult-use, or recreational, cannabis contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is responsible for the feel “high” effect. Medical marijuana, on the other hand, contains derivatives of the cannabis plant such as cannabidiol (CBD) that researchers claim to have health benefits. Medical marijuana is prescribed by a doctor and taken at specific times while adult-use, or recreational, cannabis has no recommendation. Medical cannabis has a lower tax rate, making it cheaper than adult-use, or recreational, cannabis.

    Medical patient benefits in Fairbanks

    Fairbanks residents with legitimate medical marijuana cards enjoy the following benefits:

    • Accessibility of clubs and dispensaries - only patients with medical marijuana cards issued by the state government of Alaska are allowed to access cannabis clubs and dispensaries

    • Legal protection - patients are allowed to use medical marijuana within Fairbanks and travel with cannabis outside Alaska without any legal risks  

    • Tax benefits - medical cannabis is taxed at a lower rate, making it less expensive for qualified patients.

    • More products - medical patients with certain conditions can access cannabis products with higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content if it helps them gain relief. 

    Medical marijuana information in Fairbanks

    The patient must be proven to be an Alaska resident through a valid ID card. If patients don’t have ID cards then they can use a bank statement, utility bills, or any document that proves their residence in Alaska.

    Patients must have a legitimate record from a certified medical marijuana physician indicating their condition and table the records for medical marijuana evaluation. 

    The patient must register with the Alaska Bureau of Vital statistics into the Medical Marijuana Registry with a certification. Afterward, the patient will receive a medical marijuana identification card.

    The patient should acquire a written statement from a licensed medical marijuana patient in the State of Alaska indicating they are qualified patients. 

    Where does the Fairbanks tax revenue go?

    50 percent of the Fairbanks tax revenue goes to the general fund and the remaining is used to support programs such as:

    • Fighting domestic violence through counseling and awareness campaigns.

    • Substance abuse treatment programs.

    • Creation of community programs that help convicts get employment after completing their jail term. 

    • Housing assistance for Fairbanks residents who cannot afford decent homes.

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