Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board proposed some initial regulations during a meeting it held Thursday, focusing on a handful of legal definitions and outlinng options local governments would have when it comes to cannabis companies, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.
Another proposed rule would allow local governments to either prohibit or run their own marijuana businesses. That means municipalities, including city councils, would have discretion on banning or allowing cannabis companies, and would also be allowed to get into the marijuana industry themselves if they so choose.
The board only proposed a handful of rules to start with. Final, comprehensive regulations will be written by the board, a new state marijuana agency and state lawmakers.