Alaska seems to be enjoying the unique (intentionally structured thus far) circumstance of not having the 'Walmarts of Weed' banging on the doors. Sometimes isolation is/can be very cool.
We're also allowed to grow our own, hypothetically with greater breadth under Ravin than under the newer 'legalization,' mind you.
And we have niche markets here, such as boutique grower licenses, that permit up to 500 sq. ft. of grow area, with far less hassles than the Big Boys doing mass production in warehouses.
As a black market producer, my market is all but dead, and for now that's OK in most respects; I've had too many years of hustling, to open myself up to unknowns and risks, and amp up the rolling of the dice in finding new retailers to handle my wares. So I bide my time and grow my weed.... Less of it, and fewer crops per year. And I still support the concept of completely legal markets for weed!!
To one degree or another, 'we' knew this was coming when we pushed for legalization. I knew it would come, anyway.
But a clincher for me, among several already stated, is that as long as Uncle Sam is saying, "It's still a Schedule 1 Substance in the ACA,' -AND- simultaneously mandating that canna businesses' incomes be filed along with federal income taxes, (an inherent 5th Amendment violation in my opinion), then I want ZERO part of the whole deal.
Everything you own is potentially on the line without further guarantees of safety and legality..