Cannabis advocates wary of Dunleavy’s Marijuana Control Board appointmentsPosted by MMP News AuthorOn January 26, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy leaves the House chambers after delivering the annual State of the State address to the Alaska Legislature, Jan. 22, 2019. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
Alaska’s marijuana industry and its advocates are concerned about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appointment of two people to the Marijuana Control Board. Advocates say the appointees could slow or halt the industry’s growth and hamper the state’s ability to regulate it. The appointments follow Dunleavy’s decision last week to replace the board vice chairman with a member who has a long history of opposing marijuana use and sale.
Marijuana Control Board Vice Chairman Brandon Emmett said Thursday that he was just beginning to recover from the shock of being informed over the weekend by a member of Dunleavy’s…