Control board passes on-site marijuana consumption proposal
Alaska could soon become the first state in the country to allow on-site consumption of marijuana at retail stores.
On Thursday, members of the state's Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to pass a proposal that would allow on-site consumption. The vote came a day after a public hearing in Anchorage that was packed with supporters representing the cannabis industry.
Erika McConnell, director of the state's Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, said the regulations will now move to the Department of Law for review. She said the proposal still needs the signature of Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer before it could take effect.
A spokesperson for the lieutenant governor said in an email Thursday afternoon that Meyer does have to sign off on the regulation, but he has not taken a position on the issue of on-site consumption regulation at this time.
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