Cannabis cultivator files ethics complaints

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) Ethics violations were alleged against two members of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the ethics violations were filed against Board members Brandon Emmett and Nick Miller.  The complaint alleges the board has scrutinized cannabis events unequally.

    Phillip Izon of KushTopia in Palmer said the board has not been clear on what a public event is.  State law prohibits public consumption of marijuana.  Izon added that the marijuana control office has investigated recent marijuana related events for public consumption but did not look into events that Miller and Emmett were affiliated with.

    Izon asked for fair and equal treatment.  Recently the control board issued $20,000 in fines to organizers of the Cannabis Classic.  $15,000 of those fines were suspended.

    Emmett said the control office decides which events to investigate and that decision is not made by the board until after the investigation is complete.  That is when the board is asked to take action.



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