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Cannabis North Medical marijuana cultivation facility shuts down in Anchorage after state warning

Cannabis North Medical marijuana cultivation facility shuts down in Anchorage after state warning

Reported in the Alaska Dispatch News
By Laurel AndrewsMay 11, 2015

A medical marijuana facility in Anchorage shut its doors Monday after the state warned that it would take enforcement action against the business.

AK Hydro Gardens closed on Monday morning, owner Ryan Smith said.

The company billed itself as a medical marijuana cultivation center. Medical marijuana cardholders would apply to have their plants grown in the Anchorage facility, and would pay a membership fee for the business to maintain their plants.

On the company’s website, Smith wrote that the business had been advised that “if we continue to grow excess amounts of marijuana in one location without a recreational license,” the state would “take law enforcement action.”

“It pains us having to close … and explain to the patients who we represent they’ll have to wait through these deadly delays” as the state’s marijuana regulations are written, Smith wrote.

The business is also a sponsor of the Northwest Cannabis Classic, a marijuana trade show taking place in Anchorage this weekend.

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