Alaska: Third Round Of Proposed Marijuana Rules Under Consideration
The third round of proposed rules drafted by the Marijuana Control Board (MCB) has been issued, and those who wish to provide feedback may do so before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10. The current set of rules addresses regulations related to cultivators, product manufacturing, and testing.
If you wish to be heard, please take a moment to provide your feedback to the MCB. And take a look at the campaign’s comments, available here.
As with previous rounds, most of the proposed rules are reasonable, but several areas should be improved. For example:
— The draft rules would prohibit the sale of marijuana-infused cooking oil directly to consumers — which could be burdensome to medical marijuana patients who wish to create their own edibles.
— The rules seek to impose an artificial limit on the percentage of THC available in any product, despite the fact that the federal government has approved a medicine that contains 100% synthetic THC.
— They would prohibit cultivators from allowing odors to be detected by the public, even for large operations in rural areas.
For a closer look at our comments, take a look at our letter to the board. And if you wish, you can either submit your own comments or click here to send an email to the board immediately.
Then, please forward this email to other Alaskans who support fair rules for regulating the state’s emerging marijuana marketplace.