Alaska pot board plans another meeting on emergency rules

April 15, 2020 GMT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana market on Wednesday discussed but did not decide on proposed emergency rules that would allow people to order cannabis by phone or online and pick it up at authorized stores amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Marijuana Control Board asked for revisions, with plans to reconvene Friday.

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.


Joan Wilson, an attorney for the board, said emergency regulations would last for 120 days.

Board Chair Loren Jones said it was his understanding the board would consider asking the governor to suspend some existing provisions as part of the process.