Governor nominates two for marijuana control board

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The recent decision to approve onsite consumption of marijuana at retail shops could be overturned.

    Governor Mike Dunleavy nominated Vivian Stiver and Lt. Christopher Jaime to the board.  They must be confirmed by the legislature.

    They replace Brandon Emmett, an industry representative, and Sitka Police Chief Jeff Ankerfelt.

    Stiver is the new industry representative.  Jaime is an Alaska Wildlife Trooper from Soldotna.

    Both members replaced voted in favor of allowing onsite use of marijuana at authorized stores.

    Stiver was involved in a failed effort to ban marijuana operations in Fairbanks in 2017. 

    Jaime said he wants to educate himself on issues facing the board. He said respecting the wishes of the people is important but sensible regulations also are needed.

    The Department of Law is reviewing the current proposed rule.  Businesses would have to devise plans to meet certain ventilation and other standards.

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