On Feb. 21, 2017, Erika McConnell was appointed as the new director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. The position had been vacant since Cynthia Franklin resigned from the position at the beginning of 2017 to become the assistant attorney general in the state’s Consumer Protection Unit.
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Are Alaska state officials attempting to undermine the state’s fledgling recreational marijuana industry? According to the ousted Marijuana Control Board member Bruce Schulte, the answer is yes.
On Jan. 22, 2016, Alaska Lt. Gov. Bryon Mallet filed regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana system. Included in the regulations are standards on marijuana testing, cultivation, and even provisions to allow for on-site use of marijuana at retail locations.
On Dec. 1, 2015, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board adopted an amendment regarding license conditions for its final marijuana regulations, requiring business license applicants to be full-time residents of the state.
On July 1, 2015, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced the long-awaited appointment of the five members to the Marijuana Control Board. After their appointment was announced, the board quickly convened the next day to address some of the issues facing the fledgling marijuana market.
Ever since Alaska legalized recreational marijuana, state legislators and regulators have been furiously busy trying to set up the regulatory framework for the fledgling system.
Out of the four states in the 2014 election with marijuana reform on the ballot, Alaska was the most surprising. When you think of states likely to legalize marijuana, California is usually the first state that comes to mind.