Marijuana board votes 3-2 to allow curbside pickup

    Marijuana Control Board Chair Loren Jones.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana market has voted to allow people to order cannabis and pick it up at authorized stores amid the coronavirus outbreak.

    According to board chair Loren Jones, the change came on a 3-2 vote Friday.

    "We voted 3-2 to approve that," Jones said. "It will be sent over to the governor and we'll wait and see."

    The proposal would allow retail marijuana shops to take orders by phone or online for pickup at the shop.

    The shops would have to verify the recipient is at least 21 years old and have video surveillance equipment extending to the pickup area. Shops also would need to submit plans describing and depicting their delivery option.

    Jones said Gov. Mike Dunleavy still needs to approve the change in regulations.

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