Last week the Alaska Marijuana Control Board formally adopted rules for Alaska’s brand-new recreational cannabis industry. The new 127 page “marijuana rule book” for Alaska contains a few unique provisions, including one that allows on-site consumption of marijuana in retail stores, something no other state has done.
One other interesting proposed provision that did not make it into the final regulations was an attempt to provide exemptions from testing for rural cannabis growers that do not have access roads, since it is technically illegal under FAA regulations to transport marijuana by airplane.
Some of the highlights of the new regulations include:
- Four types of cannabusiness are created: Growers, manufacturers (for extracts, edibles, etc), retail stores and testing. Multiple types of licenses may be held by one company or person, with the exception of testing labs.
- Licenses are tied to addresses. Licenses may be sold, but if the purchasing grower or retail owner wants to move they will have to apply for a new license.
- License holders must be Alaska residents for a minimum of one year before applying.
- Retail stores will be able to set up a separate lounge space for on-site consumption.
- Seedling-to-sale tracking is required.
- Edibles manufacturers will have to stick to a 5mg THC per serving cap, with no more than 10 servings allowed in a single package.
You can read the new regulations below or download them here as a PDF.