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FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. In their zeal to get voters to support legalizing adult use of marijuana in 2014, proponents suggested a tax on the plant equivalent to $800 a pound that would be paid by growers. One of the concerns in Alaska is that the tax is squeezing growers’ profit margins. Some have voiced concern that the tax keeps prices artificially high. less FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. In their zeal to get voters to support … more Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP

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This photo taken June 6, 2017, shows managing owner Mike Emers inspecting auto flowering marijuana starts at Rosie Creek Farm in Fairbanks, Alaska. In their zeal to win support for legalizing adult use of marijuana in 2014, proponents suggested a tax on the plant equivalent to $800 a pound that would be paid by growers. One of the concerns in Alaska is that the tax is squeezing growers’ profit margins. Some have voiced concern that the tax keeps prices artificially high. “What’s happening right now is I am working to pay taxes and to pay my employees and that’s basically it, and with almost zero left over for any profits or to pay down debt,” said Emers. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily

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