From July 12-14, 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to address several agenda items, including onsite marijuana consumption. While the MCB previously tabled the issue this past February, the board voted 3-2 last week to approve the creation of regulations for onsite marijuana consumption at recreational marijuana stores, as reported by Alaska Dispatch News.
“I think it’s time this board adopt something realistic and give those individuals who have no place to consume marijuana some place to do it legally,” said Brandon Emmett, a member of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.
Regulations for onsite marijuana consumption will have to address application requirements and issues of ventilation and location, among others.
According to the Associated Press, the public comment period on the draft regulations will probably open at the beginning of August, with the public having 60 days to submit their comments before the regulations return to the board for amendment, adoption or rejection.
If the Alaska Marijuana Control Board ends up approving the final regulations for onsite marijuana consumption, Alaska would become the first state in America to allow onsite consumption at recreational stores.