Alaska grants licenses, but not without controversy – by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine

Tribal leaders should take caution before driving into industry

by Jana Weltzin | Marijuana Venture Magazine

The Last Frontier’s cannabis industry is chugging right along. On June 10, the Alaska Marijuana Board made history by approving the state’s first commercial marijuana business licenses.

The meeting was packed with energy from local and state officials, applicants and industry advocates brimming with a mixture of anxiety and enthusiasm to witness history. However, the progress came to a screeching halt when Mark Springer, the Marijuana Control Board’s rural representative, called for executive session, allowing the board to remove the public from the meeting without violating open meeting laws.

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