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Event Recap: AMIA Conference

May 06, 2017 | WES ABNEY

The Alaska Marijuana Industry Association held its first conference in Fairbanks last month, with a fun blend of information and business that highlighted how far the industry has come since legal sales began.

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The Alaska Marijuana Industry Association held its first conference in Fairbanks last month, with a fun blend of information and business that highlighted how far the industry has come since legal sales began.

The event featured a solid variety of cultivators, processors, retailers and ancillary businesses represented across over 20 booths, all tied into the growing Cannabis industry. Hundreds of attendees filtered in over the day, stopping by booths to learn about products and pot, all in a friendly environment. Unlike some business conferences that have an uppity feeling, this event truly lived up to it’s name as a community gathering.

Attendance was five dollars or a food donation, and by the end of the day the donation table was bending in the middle under the weight of all the donated food. 

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It was especially refreshing to see an event that was truly focused on doing good, both for the Cannabis community and the greater Fairbanks community, and it felt good to support a cause that wasn’t about profit or personal gain.

The event featured speakers throughout the day, ranging from up and coming cultivators to the board of the AMIA, who hosted a QnA that explored topics like licensing and new regulations. For anyone with questions or interest in the industry, this was the place to be. 

And judging from the turnout, there is a massive amount of interest in how the industry is developing and reaching out to serve the Fairbanks community, and Alaska overall.


AlaskaMarijuanaIndustry.org. Find upcoming meetings, cool events and ways to support the association!

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