Next milestone for Alaska's young pot industry: paying taxes

This photo taken Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, shows Kelly Mazzei, revenue audit supervisor for the state of Alaska tax division, posing with a deposit safe intended for marijuana businesses to pay their taxes in cash. It's the only in-person drop-site for cash tax payments for marijuana businesses. Banking remains an issue for legal pot businesses in Alaska, since marijuana is still considered an illegal drug on the federal level. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With legal marijuana sales underway in Alaska, growers will soon be submitting their first tax payments to the state.

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