The Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted 4-1 to revive a proposal to allow and regulate on-site cannabis consumption at cannabis retail stores.
Tuesday’s vote was an about-face from a Feb. 2 meeting in which the board rejected a public consumption plan.
Board member Brandon Emmett floated a motion to restart the effort, while board members who helped kill the proposal last month threw their support behind a second try, according to Alaska Dispatch News.
Those plans were OK’d, but whether the approvals covered the consumption areas remains at issue.
The board plans to open the on-site consumption topic to public comment and present a new draft over the summer, the Dispatch News reported.
In other action:
- The board decided to reverse another February decision that would have prohibited growers and retailers from rolling joints. As long as nothing is added to the marijuana, pre-rolls are considered packaging, according to the Dispatch News.
- The board was informed that the Marijuana Control Office is understaffed because a license examiner had quit, leaving the program with only one well-trained examiner.