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The Kenai Peninsula has been a key player in Alaska’s budding cannabis industry since the state legalized recreational marijuana use six years ago. 

There are now over 70 licenses in play for active and operating peninsula-based marijuana businesses, according to documents from the state’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office. That includes both cultivators and retailers.

Cannabis business hours lengthened in Kenai

Oct 4, 2019


Nearly three years after the first retail cannabis store opened in Kenai, the city council is still working to tailor local rules to the local market.



Cannabis shop hours debate heats up in Kenai

Sep 19, 2019

       It won't be formally addressed until its next regular meeting, but last night the Kenai City Council heard from a couple cannabis store owners about proposed restrictions to hours of operation.

Ron Isaacs of The Gardens on the Spur Highway in Kenai was against any limiting of store hours beyond what the state requires. He pointed out that only the hours of marijuana stores in surrounding jurisdictions were considered when coming up with the proposed restrictions.

ECON 919 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski and the state budget

Aug 23, 2019

The U.S. Senate is on recess this month and Senator Lisa Murkowski has been making the rounds across the state, including stops on the Kenai. Last week, she was in Soldotna to speak with the Alaska Municipal League.

At its meeting Wednesday night, the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission took action that could both expand and restrict cannabis-buying opportunities in Kenai, if the city council agrees.