The Roll-Up #10: Balcony Tokes With Anthony Bourdain

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast Episode 10: Balcony Tokes With Anthony Bourdain This week: It’s a short holiday week. Leafly editor Rebecca Kelley sits in for Dave and dishes about Anthony Bourdain’s enjoyment of Alaskan Thunder Fuck, […]

Talking Trash: In Ketchikan, you can salvage stuff from the landfill

Artist Halli Kenoyer, left, uses recycled trash to build a set piece for a community theater production. Ketchikan issues permits for locals who want to salvage metal, bowling balls and whatever else they find at the landfill. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD) Southeast communities are always looking at ways to reduce the amount of trash that […]

Some of Southeast’s recycling is headed to the landfill

Sitka’s recycling center has separate bins for different reusable materials. But its mixed paper containers are gone, due to new restrictions tied to import rules in China. (Photo by Robert Woolsey/KCAW) Much of the cardboard, plastic bottles and other items recycled in Alaska end up in China. The East Asia country is about to impose […]

No damage reported from Yukon Delta storm, but blizzard on the way

The Yukon Delta remains under a blizzard warning through noon on Thursday, November 23. Whiteout conditions with drifting snow up to 12 inches are expected. (National Weather Service image) The good news is that the big storm forecasted for the Yukon Delta wasn’t that big after all, but the area isn’t in the clear. A blizzard warning is […]

What Are You Smoking? Ep 16, ‘Like Stoney Gogurt? For Shizzle’

What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Jeremiah Wilhelm, Bailey Rahn, Will Hyde, and Brett Konen reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions. Leafly Podcast Episode 16: Like Stoney Go-Gurt? For Shizzle In this episode:  This week the WAYS crew does a little Do-Si-Dos with Royal Tree Gardens, and Ted […]

Talking Trash: You bought it. You tossed it. Rural towns struggle shipping it out

Juneau’s Hazbin program diverts about 2,000 pounds of hazardous waste a month from having to be shipped to the Lower 48. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk) When a household cleaner or a box of batteries is barged to one of Alaska’s remote communities and sold in a store, it’s commerce. But many of those […]

New $521M Anchorage budget pays for more safety, snow plows, homelessness efforts

The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage. (Staff photo) The Municipality of Anchorage will see a slightly bigger budget in the upcoming year. At its Tuesday night meeting, Assembly members approved a roughly $521 million operating budget. Amid declining revenues, the city is struggling to close a spending gap […]

Alaska DOC commissioner wants to stop easy access of illegal drugs in prisons

Dean Williams, Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Corrections, speaks to reporters in January 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray,360 North) Dean Williams, the commissioner of the Department of Corrections, acknowledges it’s easy to access illegal drugs in prison in Alaska. He says his department is trying to stop it. This month, five women at Hiland […]

Indiana AG Says Cops Can Seize CBD Oil—Unless It’s for Epilepsy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A marijuana-derived oil that’s used as medicine for treating people with epilepsy is illegal in Indiana with one limited exception, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday in an advisory opinion. The opinion from Attorney General Curtis Hill states that substances containing cannabidiol, or CBD, are illegal to possess, make and sell in […]