Hillside Natural Wellness provides cannabis users the highest quality, locally grown THC & CBD products in Anchorage, Alaska. We serve our community with the utmost respect and patience, while providing cannabis product education. Our southside retail dispensary is a safe zone for all marijuana questions and concerns.
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CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of the active elements in cannabis plants. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive part of pot that makes you feel “high”, CBD does not have the psychoactive effects that many cannabis users want to avoid. Click here to learn more about CBD.
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Hillside Natural Wellness is a recreational marijuana retail dispensary.
Alaska’s soil & extended summer sun is world renown for its ability to produce the most incredible crops – including our cannabis. Alaska grown and Alaska processed, our marijuana products are grown locally from seed to harvestable flower bud by experienced lifelong Alaska agriculture and botany experts. Simply put, our cannabis products are top-shelf – which is exactly what our community deserves.
While Alaska State law says that marijuana use is legal for Alaskans over 21 years old, there are still regulations, like consumption location. Click here to visit the State of Alaska website and see current marijuana law.
Still, the agency warns that regulations in flux still require companies to make legitimate claims on their labels. Buyers should nonetheless approach CBD products with caution. A CBD product should clearly state what kind of CBD is used.
Conversely, cannabis is legal in the state of Alaska for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Medical marijuana was legalized in 1998, and recreational legalization followed in 2015 for individuals aged 21 years or older. The public use of cannabis is banned, and possession of cannabis on federal property, such as national parks, is also illegal.
While the sale of hemp-derived CBD products is currently unauthorized in Alaska, there are retailers who sell CBD products or include it as an additive in food. The Alaska Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit has warned consumers to be vigilant as such products are unregulated and untested.
Following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the state of Alaska has proposed regulations surrounding hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. While the regulations were proposed in May 2019, they have yet to be finalized or adopted as law. The Department of Natural Resources will oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp and production of industrial hemp products in Alaska.
The 2018 Farm Bill re-classified hemp as an agricultural commodity and made its cultivation federally legal. Further, the act removed some forms of cannabis from Schedule 1 status by creating a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, and marijuana refers to cannabis with more than 0.3% THC. This distinction in federal law effectively legalized CBD that is derived from cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, as long as it has been cultivated according to federal and state regulations.
In April 2018, the state of Alaska enacted Senate Bill 6, which authorized the state to move forward with the development of its hemp pilot program. The bill defines industrial hemp as any part of the cannabis plant with a concentration of less than 0.3% THC. Although Alaska’s definition of industrial hemp pre-dated the 2018 Farm Bill, it is in alignment with the current federal definition.
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and the second-most prominent in the plant after THC, which is mostly responsible for producing an intoxicating high. CBD can be sourced either from marijuana or hemp plants and has a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits.