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Seriously Happy

Strain review: Seriously Happy

3rd prize in the category: ‘Sativa / Grower’ at the IC-420 Cup 2015 in Amsterdam

seriouslyhappy1Strain: Seriously Happy

Type: Sativa hybrid, F1-hybrid, Sativa/Indica Hybrid

Origin: Serious Seeds, Warlock x AK47, grown locally from seed

Medium: Hydroponic

Lights: LED

seriouslyhappy2Nutes: CLASSIFIED

Grower: NLCC

8.0 / Appearance: Frost! Any more frost and it would be hard to see the buds under there! Not snowy, but the most frosty thing in my stash box at present. well, no, I just checked the 2nd sample of another strain and it seems to be at least equally frosted (but with an enticing reddish mottling!)

 

S20151119_00047.0 / Smell: Sweet and fruity, not overpowering, just inviting.

9.0 / Burn: It does.

8.5 / Taste: Ahhhhh…immediately struck by the richness, a smoke I want to hold on my tongue to savor the flavor. Very peppery as I might expect fr4om a good skunk.

7.0 / Exhale: smooth and easy but there is a cough lurking in the background, by the time I exhaled the high was already crawling up my face and peppercorns were dancing in my mouth.

S20151119_00028.7 / High: Immediate satisfaction, usually when something hits me this quick I expect it to taper off quickly…waiting…

9.0 / Manicure: Yea, tight, solid 9, I think the only way to hit 10 here would be for it to be manicured by naked virgins right in front of me.

(8.0)Overall: Yea, like I’m gonna try and do the statistical averaging after burning a bowl of this…I’m happy not to and just say the high seems to be building and by the time I finish editing the pictures and posting this I expect this initial happy might transform into a serious happy which is all I’m really hoping for in a good recreational smoke, but the pain in both brain and body seem to pleasantly retreating. I think this could climb up onto any top shelf and feel right at home.

S20151107_0001(8.5) After action report: 30 minutes in and the mind high is pleasant, not feeling couch locked, body stone is very nice though. I almost feel like I could remember how to do algebraic calculations, not that I ever would. Only had to correct 3 words on proof reading, I could see this being a daily delight, certainly something to add to the rotation to keep from getting bored.

Northern Lights Special

Never Smoke Weed with Willie Again
Northern Lights Special

Northern Lights Special

STRAIN: Northern Lights Special
TYPE: mostly an indica
ORIGIN: KC Brains
MEDIUM: Hydro
NUTES: CLASSIFIED
GROWER: NLCC - Northern Lights Cannabis Company
APPEARANCE: Sparkly and tight
SMELL: A little skunk on the break
BURN: Quite nice white ash finish
TASTE: Nothing unexpected from NL, sweet
EXHALE: smooth and hard to capture because I keep coughing
HIGH: Immediate interest, no creeper bullshit here, kind of like a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
Northern Lights Special

Click to toke, er…zoom

MANICURE: Outstanding, as pro as they go.
OVERALL: Northern Lights Special is indeed a special treat, the buds are hard, tight and beautiful. Great high, It took me several days to get this review done because I kept trying this stu8ff and then I'd wander off and do something else. Finally I sat down, rolled a joint and 12 hours and 10 minutes later here we are, a finished review, now if I could just remember how to post it.8/10

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Theresa Collins sounds off in style…

Esteemed Members of the Marijuana Control Board,

tesscollinsThank you for taking the time to review my comments on the last set of articles 1-9. I appreciate your time and diligence in crafting fair regulations. This is a monumental task and history making to say the least. Each of you have volunteered hundreds of hours to this cause and for that I think that I can speak for a majority of the industry in saying, “Thank you.”

This is my first time being involved in a regulatory process and it has been truly educational and an experience that I will never forget. In some instances I feel that I have gotten to know the boards thoughts and views and as I stated in my verbal public comment, you all chose to be a part of this process because of your care for the sector you represent and I respect this immensely.

I want to start my final public comment by giving you some history and insight as to why I personally think that this industry is so important for Alaska and Alaskans and why I chose to be a part of this industry.

Early last year I was approached by longtime family friends and asked what my thoughts were on the legalization of marijuana in Alaska. I did not consume marijuana but I certainly was not against responsible adult use, especially when it pertained to people that need it medically. At the same time two of my Mother’s cousins had used Rick Simpson Oil to combat two different types of cancer. My family had already witnessed two medical miracles when both of her cousins went into remission and hence made my very susceptible to the idea of safe access both medically and for recreational purposes. They asked me if I would entertain the idea of going into the industry as they thought that the value I had brought to the company I worked for at that time would be a valuable asset to a partnership with them in the future. However, I was unsure if I wanted to leave the company that I worked for as I had been there for almost 10 years and did not have any plans to leave.

Fast forward a few months and I found myself in a medical situation. I was prescribed narcotics for my pain. This was not an option for me as my sensitivity to narcotics in the past had made me very sick. A friend suggested I should try marijuana for the pain. That day I smoked for the first time in years. Within three minutes my pain level went from a 8 to a 3. It was in that moment I decided that I wanted to help people and I knew that I wanted to be involved in this industry.

I started researching and learned a lot from the states that had legalized marijuana before Alaska had. There were key items I took away from this research and implemented into my business plan. One of them being that Alaska could never generate the revenue that either Colorado or Washington had in their first year of legalization due to our population size and geographical location. I started to take averages and numbers and formulated my analysis to represent the industry as whole, not just for my business. The one thing that I took away from this is that without tourism industry the marijuana industry would be okay for Alaska, at best.

Here is an example breakdown of how I came to this conclusion with my research from Colorado. After reading the two different state’s regulations I felt that Colorado’s approach to the industry was better from a business standpoint then the way that Washington set up their regulations. In 2014 approximately 60% of sales in Colorado were from out of state. I took into consideration that this number in Alaska will be considerably lower because of our geographic regions. Colorado is bordered by several states where recreational marijuana is illegal and Alaska is not bordered by any other states.
In 2014 there were 736,732 residents in the state. A conservative average of the amount of adult cannabis users in Alaska is 20%, making the potential for 147,346 consumer in Alaska. On average an adult consumer consumes 3.5 grams per week. If you price that at $40.00/3.5 grams (current black market value) the amount that the industry would bring in is around 306 million dollars. In 2014 Colorado made over $700 million in sales, $63 million in taxes, an additional $13 million in licenses and fees were collected by the state. The industry in Alaska can be just as lucrative as Colorado if we include the number of tourists that visit Alaska each year. According to the Economic Impact of Alaska’s Visitor Industry (2013-14 Update) in 2014 there were 1.93 Million visitors to the state of Alaska. If 20% of those visitors stay an average of 1 week and buy and consume approximately $100 worth of marijuana products the additional revenue stream for the state would be an estimate of $386 million, putting us in the same income potential as Colorado.

I believe in this industry for Alaska. Alaska has a proven track record in creating sustainable industries through natural resources and marijuana is just that, a natural resource, a plant. Through proper regulation and industry development this industry can help bridge the fiscal gap in Alaska. In the future providing hemp as a resource and expanding our tourism industry will only help the cannabis industry flourish.

If we all work together I feel that these goals can be achieved. There are a lot of very smart individuals that I have met that have great ideas on how to make this industry good for the state. I encourage the board to work with industry leaders and adapt to the changes that will need to be made in the future. This is new to all of us and if we work together to accomplish the same goals future states will look to us for guidance. Alaska is the first state to legalize recreational marijuana without any medical infrastructure and other states are looking to us as we looked to Colorado and Washington to set an example.

3 AAC 306.010 (a) License restrictions.

(a) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license if the licensed premises will be located within 500 feet of a school, a recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a correctional facility. The distance specified in this subsection must be measured by the shortest pedestrian route from the public entrance of the building in which the licensed premises would be located to the outer boundaries of the school, recreation or youth center, or the main public entrance of the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional facility. This section does not prohibit the renewal of an existing marijuana establishment license or the transfer of an existing marijuana establishment license to another person if the licensed premises were in use before the school, recreation or youth center, the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional facility began use of a site within 500 feet. If an existing marijuana establishment license for premises located within 500 feet of a school, a recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a correctional facility is revoked, or expires, the board will not issue another Register , 2016 COMMERCE, COMMUNITY, AND EC. DEV. 10/1/2015 4 marijuana establishment license for the same premises unless the school, the recreation or youth center, the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional facility no longer occupies the site within 500 feet.

Comments: There should be an exception added for local option to adjust the distance as necessary in their community. During verbal comments there were a lot of local governance representatives that commented that the state restrictions would not work in their community.

3 AAC 306.010 (c) (3)

Operated a marijuana delivery service, a marijuana club, or a marijuana establishment illegally without a license issued under this chapter, or otherwise violated AS 17.38, during the two years before the date the person files the application, unless the board finds that person has diligently worked with the board to comply with all current laws and regulations relating to marijuana.

Comments: I believe for obvious reasons that this should be changed. The definition of legal is very unclear in this industry. As an example, we did our due diligence before opening our private club. To date there is still no statue that says we are illegal. Does this mean we would be included in this group? We could have operated in the gray area when we opened our doors and handed our ‘free’ marijuana but we chose not to as we wanted to chose the path that was responsible until regulations were set. In choosing to follow the law to run a completely legal club it has been very financially straining but we continue to stay open as there is a real need for these clubs. Being that we have over 1800 members solidifies the need. We provide a place for members to consume and share their own cannabis. There are no sales, donations, or money exchanged for cannabis in our club. Who will be the ones to define what is legal and what is not? Please remove Marijuana Club from this section or define marijuana club as a club that distributes marijuana for capital gain through donations.

3 AAC 306.015 (b) 1-4 License conditions.

(a) The board will issue each marijuana establishment license to a specific individual, to a partnership, including a limited partnership, to a limited liability company, to a corporation, or to a local government. A person other than a licensee may not have a direct or indirect financial interest in the business for which a marijuana establishment license is issued. (b) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license to (1) an individual or a sole proprietorship unless the individual or proprietor is a resident of the state; (2) a partnership unless each partner is a resident of the state; (3) a limited liability company unless the limited liability company is qualified to do business in the state, and each member of the limited liability company is a resident of the state; or (4) a corporation unless the corporation is incorporated or qualified to do business in the state, and each shareholder who owns the corporation’s shares is a resident of the state.

Comments: Please change this restriction to allow for 25% outside investment. In this industry we will not be able to get business loans from banks, making this restriction unreasonably impracticable. In order for this industry to succeed we need to pull all resources available. I agree that we want these businesses to be majority owned by Alaskans but would like to see practical regulations allowing for our industry to succeed with the possibility of up to 25% outside investment.

3 ACC 306.310 (a)(4)Acts prohibited at retail marijuana store.

(a) A licensed retail marijuana store may not sell, give, distribute, deliver, or offer to sell, give, distribute, or deliver, marijuana or any marijuana product (4) over the internet; a licensed retail marijuana store may only sell marijuana or marijuana product to a consumer who is physically present on the licensed premises;

Comments: This is a clarification really. Can a person order online and pick and pay for product in person?

3 ACC 306.310(b)(3)(B)

(b) A licensed retail marijuana store may not (3) offer or deliver to a consumer, as a marketing promotion or for any other reason (B) a consumable product other than marijuana, including cigarettes, tobacco products, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, or food, free or for compensation.

Comments: A retail location should be able to sell other non-marijuana related products to offset the cost of doing business. It is going to be difficult enough with the current tax structure for licensed marijuana facilities to write off cost of goods. If they these facilities are allowed to sell non-marijuana related products it can be beneficial to operational costs for the licensees.

3 ACC 306.320 (2) Marijuana handler permit required.

A retail marijuana store shall ensure that (2) each licensee, employee, or agent has that person’s marijuana handler permit card in that person’s immediate possession when on the licensed premises of the retail marijuana store.

Comments: Employer should be allowed to keep handlers permits on location. Most cultivation facilities will require employees to change clothing before they enter restricted areas. I think it would be more beneficial to require the employee to have their handlers permit on site. As an example, bartenders may have their TAMS card in their purse but it necessarily does not have to be on their person. This should be the same for Marijuana Handlers permits.

3 ACC 306.360 (d)Restriction on advertising of marijuana and marijuana products.

(d) A retail marijuana store may not use giveaway coupons, or distribute branded merchandise as promotional materials, or conduct promotional activities such as games or competitions to encourage sale of marijuana or marijuana products.

Comments: Licensed companies should be allowed to give away branded merchandise and coupons to their facilities. There are already stringent regulations around marketing and advertising and this would further hinder the industries ability to have a successful business. The American Marketing Association (AMA) defines a brand as a “name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of other sellers.

Please review article link on the importance of marketing your brand. I could not spoy and paste it as it would violate copyright laws:

http://www.decisionanalyst.com/publ_art/brandequity.dai

In Alaska we face an estimated $3.7 billion dollar budget deficit. I am not saying that marijuana is the only answer, but it could certainly help. I know that we cannot quite compare it to The Great Depression, but in almost every article I read about the importance of marketing with the exception of the link above, The Great Depression was referenced. The companies that survived were the ones that continued to market and brand themselves. The companies going into this industry are no different and need to be allowed to market and brand in order to be successful. Not only that but as business owners we should be allowed to market and brand our companies as we see fit as long as we are following the guidelines you proposed as far as types of advertising that protect people under the legal age of consumption of 21.

What Companies Survived the Great Depression & How They Did
written 03/03 Gail Oliver theurbanshaman@aol.com

To state a generality, those companies who not only survived but did well and grew during the Great Depression are those who continued to act as though there were nothing wrong and that the public had money to spend. In other words, they advertised. These are industries who didn’t wait for public demand for their products to rise, they created that demand even during the most difficult of times. Because so many
companies cut spending during that era, advertising budgets were largely eliminated in many industries. Not only did spending decline, these companies actually dropped out of public sight because of short sighted decisions made about spending money to keep a high profile.

These advertising cutbacks caused many customers to feel abandoned and associated the effected brands with a lack of staying power. This not only drove customers to more aggressive competitors but caused a certain among of financial mistrust when it came to making additional investments in the no longer visible companies.

Both anecdotal and empirical evidence support the case that advertising was the main factor in the growth or downfall of companies during those years. To put it bluntly, the companies which demonstrated the most growth and which rang up the most sales were
those which advertised heavily. The Great Depression offers classic examples of the power of brand advertising even during times of economic crisis.

Proctor and Gamble – This is a company which has a philosophy of not reducing advertising budgets during times of recession and they certainly did not make any such reduction during the Depression. P&G has made progress in every one of the major recessions and that is no accident. When their competitors were swinging the budget axe, P&G actually increased their spending. While the Depression caused problems for many, P&G came out of it unscathed. Radio took P&G’s message into more homes than ever.

Chevrolet – During the 1920s, Fords were outselling Chevrolets by 10 to 1. In spite of the Depression, Chevrolet continued to expand its advertising budget and by 1931, the “Chevy 6” took the lead in its field and remained there for the next five years.

Camel Cigarettes – in 1920 Camel was the top selling tobacco product. American Tobacco Company then struck back with the Lucky Strike brand and by 1929 Lucky had overtaken Camel as the number one brand. Two years later in the heart of the Depression, Chesterfield also overtook Camel. Camel countered with a massive increase in advertising spending and by doing so demonstrated the power of advertising during depressed times. By 1935, it was back on top.

Now, these examples count as anecdotal. But in addition to these examples, studies have demonstrated that during times of recession, companies that maintain advertising during these periods experience higher sales and profits during the downturns and afterward than
companies who cut their advertising budgets.
It was also the very nature of this advertising that spurred the growth of two other industries during the Depression. The first of which was radio broadcasting.

Let’s return to Proctor and Gamble for a while. P&G first turned to radio in 1923 advertising Crisco on a New York station. Other products such as Ivory and Lava soap were advertised on ‘product oriented’ shows which were similar to today’s infomercials. But in the heart of the depression P&G took a step which changed not only that company but the broadcast medium forever while creating great demand for its products. The president of P&G at the time was Richard Deupree. In spite of the fact that shareholders were demanding that he cut back on advertising, he knew that people were still buying essential household products. So he created radio programming that did not focus on a product. Because of that, we now have a cultural attribute known as the “soap opera.”

In 1933, P&G went on the air with its first “soap” – “Ma Perkins,“ sponsored by Oxydol. P&G was so satisfied with the increase of sales, they went on to introduce “Vic and Sadie” for Crisco, “O’Niells” for Ivory Soap and “Forever Young” for Camay. By the time 1939 rolled around, P&G was sponsoring 21 radio programs and they doubled their radio advertising budget every two years during the Depression.

Radio was one of the fastest growth industries of the depression. P&G virtually built daytime radio with its advertising budgets and programming. Two industries were thriving from the advertising budget of one.

The print media was also a growth industry during the Depression. To give some reason for this, we now return to Chevrolet. the first ads for Chevrolet appeared in print in 1914. In 1927, they began to increase their print advertising budget. As the country moved into the Depression a couple of years later, Chevy did not let its commitment to print advertising falter and its car ads not only kept some publications afloat, it helped many to grow. In as much as the term “print media” covers many outlets, they pioneered the outdoor advertising medium, billboards. Chevrolet also went into radio and sponsored such Depression Era classics as Fred Allen and Jack Benny. Chevy’s print ads appealed to the “emotional” side of a buying decision which was a great move in light of the economic uncertainty of the time.

So once again, those companies which took advantage of the Depression and came through in good form were those who kept their name in front of the public in spite of a lack of purchasing power. Your question asks about a hierarchy of demand from essential consumables to deferrable purchases to capital goods. In reality there was no such hierarchy. I have tried to balance the examples given to show some spectrum across the board. Proctor and Gamble represents essential consumables, Chevrolet represents deferrable purchases and Camel represents non-essential products. So as you can see, the so called hierarchy of necessity and want was sidestepped by those who had the marketing gumption to ignore such distinctions. However, capital goods information needs to reflect the entire economic structure of the Depression and not just those companies which were successful. Overall, new production of capital goods less
capital goods consumed during the years 1929 – 1939 was near zero. The increase in the money supply during the 1920s also increased the prices of capital goods relative to the prices of consumer goods. This disparity set in motion a boom in real estate and stock market prices and interest rates were driven down by the “increase in Fed money. It must also be noted that the preceding statement on capital goods is only one of many competing economic theories about the Depression. There are some who say this compounding of assertions is wrong from beginning to end. But in composing an answer such as this, there needs to be one which best meets the nature of the question and in
conjunction with the material about public visibility covered above, this is the one your researcher ties into the equation. When money has entered the economy from whatever sources during business fluctuations in the past, has there been a disparity between
the increases in prices of capital and consumer goods? That alone is a subject which would take volumes to answer. In fact, it would take volumes just to cover the debate without any resolution coming about. As far as the end of your question as to what distinguished the companies that did well during the Depression? They were the companies that kept their name in front of the public and created brand name recognition even during the worst of times. – Gail Oliver theurbanshaman@aol.com

Search – Google
Terms – great depression, company growth great depression, great depression success stories, brand name awareness great depression, advertising history, new industry great depression, benefits of advertising

Websites used to compose the above:
“America’s Great Depression – Causes and Cures” http://www.amatecon.com/gd/gdcandc.html

“H102 Lecture 19: The Great Depression and the New Deal” –http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/lectures/lecture19.html
University of Wisconsin, Stanley K. Schultz, Professor of History

“Sliding into the Great Depression” –http://econ161.berkeley.edu/TCEH/Slouch_Crash14.html – University of California at Berkeley

“Great Myths of the Great Depression” – http://www.uaca.ac.cr/acta/1998nov/lreed.htm – Universidad Aut noma de Centro Am rica

“Economic Surpluses” – http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/w atkins/surplus.htm – San Jose State University

“Accounting for the Great Depression” – http:/www.stern.nyu.edu?~fperri/papers/account.pdf – a PDF file, Acrobat Reader needed.

“Four Myths About America’s Great Depression” –
http://www.libertyhaven.com/…/economichistory/fourmyths.html
– From Liberty Haven

“EAP Vocabulary – Exercise” – http://www.uefap.co.uk/vocab/exercise/buscycl.htm – some interesting
information about capital goods and business cycles here but mostly in
a modified glossary format

“Creating Mass Culture” –http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CLASS/am485_98/graham/mass.html – University of Virginia

“The Visitor in Your Living Room: Radio Advertising in the 1930s” –http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CL…/am485_98/graham/visitor.html
University of Virginia

3 AAC 306.405(c)(2)

(c) A licensed standard marijuana cultivation facility may not (2) allow any person, including a licensee, employee, or agent, to consume marijuana or a marijuana product on the licensed premises or within 20 feet of the exterior of any building or outdoor cultivation facility on the licensed premises;

Comments: A private employee break room in which consumption of marijuana is permissible should be allowed at employers discretion, especially when it comes to employees that are medical card holders. This industry is finally going to allow these medical patients to have jobs that they can mediate and not have to worry about their job being in jeopardy with the possibility of a Urine Analysis. 17.38.120 (d) states: (d) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person, employer, school, hospital, recreation or youth center, correction facility, corporation or any other entity who occupies, owns or controls private property from prohibiting or otherwise regulating the possession, consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, transportation, or growing of marijuana on or in that property. This section expressly goes against the initiative and needs to be removed.

3 AAC 306.410 (a) 1 Limited marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited acts.

(a) A licensed limited cultivation facility is authorized to (1) propagate, cultivate, harvest, and prepare marijuana for sale in a marijuana cultivation facility with fewer than 500 square feet under cultivation;

Comments: Limiting a small grow operation for a limited license to 500′ would not be a viable option for most small growers if they have to rent out a commercial property. The only was I see this working is if home cultivation is allowed similar to a home brew license. If home grows are not allowed I believe the limited cultivation license should be at minimum 1000 sq ft and maximum of 1999 sq ft, making anything above that a standard cultivation license. If we want to see the black market diminish we must make the limited licenses a viable solution for people to legitimize their craft. This section also makes a limited grow facility unreasonable impracticable as per section 17.38.090, cited below.

Sec. 17.38.090. Rulemaking. (a) Not later than nine months after the effective date of this act, the board shall adopt regulations necessary for implementation of this chapter. Such regulations shall not prohibit the operation of marijuana establishments, either expressly or through regulations that make their operation unreasonably impracticable.

Comments: Upon analyzing the business opportunities that would be available for Alaskans here are some rough estimates to present to the board as to why this limit would be unreasonably impracticable.

500′ can produce up to 100 plants if the plants take up less then 5′ each. On average a plant produces 4 ounces. Typically average street value for an ounce of marijuana is about $240.00 per ounce (the industry anticipates this number going down once this is a regulated market, easier access to a product means price reduction in said product, a conservative estimate would be $200 per ounce). In order to be producing continuously throughout the year you will be able to cultivate around 25 plants per crop, giving you 100 ounces every 3 months. At current black market value you would produce enough marijuana to make $8000 per month before cost. When you add the $50 excise tax to each once this number goes down to $6,333 per month. Once you add additional operational cost, rent, utilities, soil, nutrients, wages, insurance, broker fees, etc this number decrease dramatically. A conservative amount for the monthly cost of doing business would be $4000/month which decrease the monthly income to around $2300/month, and remember, this is a conservative number. This means a person operating a limited license grow could have the potential to make an additional $27,600/year. Again, these numbers are very conservative. This would make this type of license unreasonably impracticable.

3 AAC 306.410 (a) 3_Limited marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited acts.

(a) A licensed limited cultivation facility is authorized to (3) sell marijuana only to a licensed marijuana cultivation broker facility with which the limited cultivation facility has a written agreement that

Comments: Please remove the requirement for a limited cultivation licensee to sell only to a broker. As you can see from the analysis above this would again go against 17.38.020, making this business model unreasonably impracticable.

3 AAC 306.410 (b) 2

(b) A licensed limited marijuana cultivation facility may not (2) hold any other type of marijuana establishment license;

Comments: A limited cultivation licensee should be allowed to hold other licenses. Nowhere in the initiative does it say that a person cannot hold multiple licenses. This again, goes against 17.38.020, making this business model unreasonably impracticable. A person holding a limited cultivation license should be allowed to have a dispensary and process their own product, just like a standard cultivation facility. It should be up to the business owner to be able to maximize their full business potential, not up the board.

3 AAC 306.410 (b) 4

(b) A licensed limited marijuana cultivation facility may not (4) sell to any marijuana establishment except through a marijuana cultivation broker facility;

Comments: A limited cultivation licensee should not be required to use a broker. They should be able to chose what is practical for their own business. Either that or they should allowed to hold a brokers license for themselves as well. Nowhere in the initiative does it mention anything bout the requirement to use a broker. Please remove this requirement.

3 AAC 306.420 (a)(2) Application for marijuana cultivation facility license.

(a) An applicant for a new standard marijuana cultivation facility license or a new limited marijuana cultivation facility shall file an application on a form the board prescribes, including (2) the proposed marijuana cultivation facility’s operating plan, including, in addition to the information required under 3 AAC 306.020(c):

Comments: A basic operating plan should be submitted to the board but not a complete operating plan. This would require a business owner to share their trade secrets with the board and should not be required. I believe a basic operating plan should be submitted or an outside source needs to review the plans for the board and sign a confidentiality agreement making them liable for any theft of trade secrets. We do not need there to be any accusations made and waste any tax payers dollars on any litigation that could arise.

3 AAC 306.480(a) Marijuana tax to be paid.

(a) A standard marijuana cultivation facility shall submit monthly reports to the Department of Revenue and pay the excise tax required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020 on all marijuana sold, or provided as a sample to any marijuana establishment.

Comments: Please add a section to set excise tax on trim. I have seen many comments asking that it be 10% or $5 per ounce of trim. I thin this is reasonable as we do not want to see cultivators destroy usable product instead of paying $50 an ounce for product that does not hold the value that flower does.

3 AAC 306.510 (a) 3 Acts prohibited at marijuana product manufacturing facility.

(a) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a licensed marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, may not (3) allow any person, including a licensee, employee, or agent, to consume marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or a marijuana product on its licensed premises;

Comments: Consumption of marijuana should be allowed at employers discretion, especially when it comes to employees that are medical card holders. This industry is finally going to allow these medical patients to have jobs that they can mediate and not have to worry about their job being in jeopardy with the possibility of a Urine Analysis. 17.38.120 (d) states: (d) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person, employer, school, hospital, recreation or youth center, correction facility, corporation or any other entity who occupies, owns or controls private property from prohibiting or otherwise regulating the possession, consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, transportation, or growing of marijuana on or in that property. This section expressly goes against the initiative and needs to be removed.

3 AAC 306.510 (a) (4) (B) Acts prohibited at marijuana product manufacturing facility.

(a) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a licensed marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, may not (4) manufacture or sell any product that (B) is a marijuana product containing any food that requires temperature controlled storage to keep it safe for human consumption;

Comments: I recently traveled to Oregon to review the industry in their state. Every dispensary that I visited had refrigerators for products that need temperature control. This should be removed as per requirement the companies producing edibles will need to also carry a food handlers permit and there are already stringent requirements through the state handlers permits that these operators will need to follow. In my research I was unable to find any state regulation that prohibits the sale of temperature controlled items. Their are requirements for the handling of said products and companies will be required to follow these guidelines. This is over regulation and should be removed or edited to say; unless said operator is in compliance with state and local requirements for food handling.

3 AAC 306.510 (a) (5)Acts prohibited at marijuana product manufacturing facility.

(a) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a licensed marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, may not (5) operate in a location that is a retail or wholesale food establishment.

Comments: Setting up a commercial kitchen is very expensive. Edibles companies, just like catering companies should be allowed to rent out commercial kitchen space in an existing kitchens if they chose. The fear of cross contamination is unfounded as mentioned above, these companies will have to have food handlers permit. I myself have severe allergies to countless foods, yet I still eat in kitchens where said food is prepared because of the stringent regulations food establishments have. Please remove this section.

3 AAC 306.525 (a) (1)Approval of concentrates and marijuana products.

(a) A marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, must obtain the board’s approval for each product it will manufacture for sale or transfer to another licensed marijuana establishment. The board will not approve (1) any marijuana concentrate or product intended for sale directly to a consumer if the concentrate or product will have THC potency equal to or greater than 76 percent; or

Comments: The potency limit being set at 76% is not feasible for this industry. I have attached testing reports that I was allowed to photograph along with a video I hope you may review. After reviewing hundreds of lab reports we were only able to find 2 products that were under the 76% limit. This limit is no practicable as a person making their own concentrates at home can exceed this limit very easily as demonstrated during the verbal public comment period. Medical patients need to be able to have higher concentrate levels available for purchase without having to make their own medicine in their homes. If commercial facilities are required to have this limit they will nee to adulterate the product, possibly causing safety issues for consumers. It is imperative that you change this limit or remove it all together.

3 AAC 306.560 (a) (1) Potency limits per serving and transaction for edible marijuana products.

(a) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may not prepare any product with potency levels exceeding the following, as tested in compliance with 3 AAC 306.645: (1) for a single serving of marijuana product, five milligrams active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or Delta 9;

Comments: It concerns me that we are being more prohibitive then states that are currently allowing recreational sales. In Oregon you cannot even find edible products with anything less then 10mg per serving. Of course the edibles in Oregon are for medical patients only, but since we do not have any medical infrastructure currently defined in the regulations it will prohibit medical patients from getting the dosages they need. This would only cause the black market to flourish as medical patients and rec users may not purchase edibles with such a limit placed on the market. Please change the individual dosage to 10mg per serving and 100mg per package and consider doubling that for medical card holders.

3 AAC 306.900 (a)-(c) (1) -2) Marijuana clubs prohibited.

(a) A person may not maintain a place where marijuana or marijuana products are received or kept, or to which marijuana or marijuana products are brought for consumption by the public or by members of a club, association, or corporation unless the person is authorized to do so under this title. (b) A person may not maintain, operate, or lease premises for the purpose of providing a place for consuming marijuana or marijuana products for consideration by members of the public or other persons, unless the person is authorized to do so under this title. (c) In this section, “consideration” includes a membership fee, a cover charge, the sale of food, ice, mixers, or other drinks, or the furnishing of marijuana accessories for use in the consumption of marijuana or any marijuana product.

Comments: I would like to start this section by including a link to the legal definition of clubs. I could not copy and paste this section but I encourage you to review it.

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Private+club

To summarize, a club is a legal entity as long as they are following state statutes and have its members read the rules or bi laws and bind their membership by agreeing to said rules. Pot Luck Events is no different then the cigar clubs or sex clubs that operate in Alaska. As long as we are following state statute (and we are), we will remain legal.

Furthermore, several sections in this section are also prohibited per AS 17.38.

Sec. 17.38.090. Rulemaking. (a) Not later than nine months after the effective date of this act, the board shall adopt regulations necessary for implementation of this chapter. Such regulations shall not prohibit the operation of marijuana establishments, either expressly or through regulations that make their operation unreasonably impracticable.

Sec. 17.38.120 (d) states: (d) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person, employer, school, hospital, recreation or youth center, correction facility, corporation or any other entity who occupies, owns or controls private property from prohibiting or otherwise regulating the possession, consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, transportation, or growing of marijuana on or in that property. Pot Luck Events has always been deemed a private events club that is 420 friendly.

Please remove this section. If the board does not have the authority to create this license then it does not have the authority to prohibit it either.

In closing, I would like to thank you again for taking the time to review my comments and take into consideration all of the public comments you have heard throughout this process.

Theresa Collins
CEO and Founder of Pot Luck Events

Chapter 306. Regulation of Marijuana Industry

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3 AAC is amended by adding a new chapter to read:
Chapter 306. Regulation of Marijuana Industry.
Article beginning page
1. Licensing, Fees (3 AAC 306.005 – 3AAC 306.100) 1
2. Local Options (3 AAC 306.200 – 3AAC 306.260) 28
3. Retail Marijuana Stores (3 AAC 306.300 – 3AAC 306.360) 34
4. Marijuana Cultivation Facilities (3 AAC 306.400 – 3AAC 306.480) 44
5. Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facilities (3 AAC 306.500 – 3AAC 306.570) 63
6. Marijuana Testing Facilities (3 AAC 306.600 – 3AAC 306.675) 80
7. Operating Requirements for All Marijuana Establishments (3 AAC 306.700 – 3AAC 306.755)
97
8. Enforcement, Civil Penalties (3 AAC 306.800 – 3AAC 306.850) 112
9. General Provisions (3 AAC 306.900 – 3AAC 306.990) 122
Article 1. Licensing, Fees.
Section
05. License required
10. License restrictions
15. License conditions
20. Application for new license
25. Application procedure
30. Petition for license in area with no local government
35. Application for renewal of license

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40. Ownership change to be reported
45. Application for transfer of a license to another person
50. Relocation of licensed premises not allowed
55. Criminal justice information and records
60. Protest by local government
65. Public participation
70. Hearing on public protest
75. Procedure for action on license application
80. Denial of license application
85. Informal conference
90. Formal hearing
95. Appeals
100. Fees, refund
3 AAC 306.005. License required. A marijuana establishment may not operate in the
state unless it has obtained the applicable marijuana establishment license from the board. The
board will issue the following marijuana establishment licenses under this chapter:
(1) a retail marijuana store license, granting authority for activities allowed under
AS 17.38.070(a), and subject to the provisions of 3 AAC 306.300 – 3 AAC 306.360 and 3 AAC
306.700 – 3AAC 306.755;
(2) a marijuana cultivation facility license, as described in 3 AAC 306.405 –
3 AAC 306.415, granting authority for activities allowed under AS 17.38.070(b), and subject to
the provisions of 3 AAC 306.400 – 3 AAC 306.480 and 3 AAC 306.700 – 3AAC 306.755;
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306.505 and 3 AAC 306.515, granting authority for activities allowed under AS 17.38.070(c),
and subject to the provisions of 3 AAC 306.500 – 3 AAC 306.570 and 3 AAC 306.700 – 3 AAC
306.755; and
(4) a marijuana testing facility license, granting authority for activities allowed
under AS 17.38.070(d), and subject to the provisions of 3 AAC 306.600 – 3 AAC 306.675 and 3
AAC 306.700 – 3AAC 306.755. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.010. License restrictions. (a) The board will not issue a marijuana
establishment license if the licensed premises will be located within 500 feet of a school, a
recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a
correctional facility. The distance specified in this subsection must be measured by the shortest
pedestrian route from the public entrance of the building in which the licensed premises would
be located to the outer boundaries of the school, recreation or youth center, or the main public
entrance of the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional
facility. This section does not prohibit the renewal of an existing marijuana establishment
license or the transfer of an existing marijuana establishment license to another person if the
licensed premises were in use before the school, recreation or youth center, the building in which
religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional facility began use of a site within
500 feet. If an existing marijuana establishment license for premises located within 500 feet of a
school, a recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly
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marijuana establishment license for the same premises unless the school, the recreation or youth
center, the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional
facility no longer occupies the site within 500 feet.
(b) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license when a local government
protests an application under 3 AAC 306.060 on the grounds that that the applicant’s proposed
licensed premises are located in a place within the local government where a local zoning
ordinance prohibits the marijuana establishment, unless the local government has approved a
variance from the local ordinance.
(c) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license to a person that
(1) is prohibited under AS 17.38.100(i) from receiving a marijuana establishment
license because of a conviction of a felony; if the applicant is a partnership, limited liability
company, or corporation, the board will not issue a license if any person named in 3 AAC
306.020(b)(2) is prohibited under AS 17.38.100(i) from obtaining a license; in this paragraph,
“conviction of a felonyincludes a suspended imposition of sentence;
(2) has been found guilty of
(A) selling alcohol without a license in violation of AS 04.11.010; or
(B) selling alcohol to a minor in violation of AS 04.16.051 or
AS 04.16.052; or
(3) operated a marijuana delivery service, a marijuana club, or a marijuana
establishment illegally without a license issued under this chapter, or otherwise violated
AS 17.38, during the two years before the date the person files the application, unless the board
finds that person has diligently worked with the board to comply with all current laws and
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Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.015. License conditions. (a) The board will issue each marijuana
establishment license to a specific individual, to a partnership, including a limited partnership, to
a limited liability company, to a corporation, or to a local government. A person other than a
licensee may not have a direct or indirect financial interest in the business for which a marijuana
establishment license is issued.
(b) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license to
(1) an individual or a sole proprietorship unless the individual or proprietor is a
resident of the state;
(2) a partnership unless each partner is a resident of the state;
(3) a limited liability company unless the limited liability company is qualified to
do business in the state, and each member of the limited liability company is a resident of the
state; or
(4) a corporation unless the corporation is incorporated or qualified to do
business in the state, and each shareholder who owns the corporation’s shares is a resident of the
state.
(c) The board will issue each license for a specific location identified on the license as
the licensed premises. A marijuana establishment must have a right to possession of its licensed
premises at all times, and may not lease its licensed premises to another person for any reason. If
a marijuana establishment wishes to reduce or expand the area of the licensed premises used for
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the proposed changes to the premises, and must obtain the board’s written approval. A
marijuana establishment may not relocate its licensed premises to a different place. A marijuana
establishment that proposes to operate in any new premises must apply for a new marijuana
establishment license.
(d) The board will impose other conditions or restrictions on a license issued under this
chapter when it finds that it is in the interests of the public to do so.
(e) In this section,
(1) “direct or indirect financial interest” means
(A) a legal or equitable interest in the operation of a business licensed
under this chapter;
(B) does not include a person’s right to receive
(i) rental charges on a graduated or percentage leaserent
agreement for real estate leased to a licensee; or
(ii) a consulting fee from a licensee for services that are allowed
under this chapter;
(2) “resident of the state” means a person who meets the residency requirement
under AS 43.23 for a permanent fund dividend in the calendar year in which that person applies
for a marijuana establishment license under this chapter. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.020. Application for new license. (a) An applicant for a new marijuana
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board prescribes, with the information and documents described in this section, along with the
application fee and the annual license fee set out in 3 AAC 306.100, and the fingerprint cards
and fees required by 3 AAC 306.055(a). The application must be initiated electronically; the
completed application and fees may be filed electronically, or mailed or delivered to the director
at the office of the board.
(b) An application for a new marijuana establishment license must include
(1) the name of the applicant and any business name the applicant will use for the
proposed marijuana establishment, along with the applicant’s state business license number
issued under AS 43.70 and the federal employer identification number (EIN) for the proposed
marijuana establishment;
(2) the name, mailing address, telephone number, and social security number of
each proposed licensee and each affiliate of each proposed licensee; unless the context indicates
otherwise, “licensee” means each individual named in an application that complies with this
section; an individual to be identified as a “licensee” under this section includes
(A) if the applicant is an individual or a sole proprietor, the individual or
sole proprietor;
(B) if the applicant is a partnership, including a limited partnership, each
partner holding any interest in the partnership;
(C) if the applicant is a limited liability company, the limited liability
company’s registered agent, and each member holding any ownership interest; and
(D) if the applicant is a corporation, each owner of any of the
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local government.
(3) for each applicant that is not an individual, the applicable document and
information as follows:
(A) for a partnership, including a limited partnership, the partnership
agreement, the name of each general or managing partner, and a list of all partners with
percentage of ownership of each partner;
(B) for a limited liability company, the limited liability company
agreement, and a list of all members with the percentage of ownership of each member;
(C) for a corporation, the certificate of incorporation, the name of each
corporate officer, and a list of all shareholders with percentage of ownership of each
shareholder;
(D) for a local government, a resolution of the governing body approving
the application and designating an official responsible for the proposed marijuana establishment.
(4) for each person listed in compliance with paragraph (2) of this subsection, a
statement of financial interest on a form the board prescribes;
(5) for each applicant that is not an individual, the name of the individual licensee
or designated government official listed in the application under paragraph (2) of this subsection
who is responsible for
(A) management of the marijuana establishment; and
(B) compliance with all applicable laws;
(6) an electronic mail address at which the applicant agrees to receive any
correspondence from the board before and after it receives a license; an applicant and a licensee
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can contact the applicant or licensee at any time;
(7) the type of license the applicant is requesting;
(8) the address of the premises where the applicant intends to operate a marijuana
establishment; and a detailed diagram of the proposed licensed premises; the diagram must show
all entrances and boundaries of the premises, restricted access areas, and storage areas;
(9) the title, lease, or other documentation showing the applicant’s right to
possession of the proposed licensed premises;
(10) an affidavit showing where and when the applicant posted notice of the
application; and proof of advertising as required in 3 AAC 306.025(b); and
(11) additional information required by the board as follows:
(A) for a retail marijuana store, the information required under 3 AAC
306.315;
(B) for a marijuana cultivation facility, the information required under
3 AAC 306.420;
(C) for a marijuana product manufacturing facility, the information
required under 3 AAC 306.520; and
(D) for a marijuana testing facility, the information required under 3 AAC
306.615.
(c) A marijuana establishment license application must include the applicant’s operating
plan, in a format the board prescribes, describing, to the board’s satisfaction, the proposed
marijuana establishment’s plans for
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(3) employee qualification and training;
(4) waste disposal;
(5) transportation and delivery of marijuana and marijuana products; and
(6) signage and advertising.
(d) An application for a marijuana establishment license must be signed by
(1) the applicant, if the applicant is an individual;
(2) an authorized general partner if the applicant is a partnership, including a
limited partnership;
(3) the registered agent or a member who owns at least 10 percent of the limited
liability company ifthe applicant is a limited liability company;
(4) the authorized officers of the corporation if the applicant is a corporation; or
(5) a designated official if the applicant is a local government.
(e) Each person signing an application for a marijuana establishment license must
declare under penalty of unsworn falsification that
(1) the application is true, correct, and complete;
(2) the applicant has read and is familiar with AS 17.38 and this chapter; and
(3) the applicant will provide all information the board requires in support of the
application.(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
Editor’s note: Forms and instructions for filing an application for a marijuana
establishment license can be obtained online at the Marijuana Control Board’s website or at the
board’s office. The board’s Internet address is www commerce.alaska.gov/web/abc/
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number is (907)269-0350.
3 AAC 306.025. Application procedure. (a) An applicant shall initiate a new
marijuana establishment license application on a form the board prescribes, using the board’s
electronic system.
(b) As soon as practical after initiating a new marijuana license application, the applicant
shall give notice of the application to the public by
(1) posting a copy of the application, on the form the board prescribes, for 10
days at
(A) the location of the proposed licensed premises; and
(B) one other conspicuous location in the area of the proposed premises;
and
(2) publishing an announcement once a week for three consecutive weeks in a
newspaper of general circulation in the area; in an area where no newspaper circulates, by
announcements on a radio station serving the local area where the proposed licensee seeks to
operate twice a week for three successive weeks during triple A advertising time; the newspaper
or radio notice must state
(A) the name of the applicant;
(B) the name and location of the proposed premises;
(C) the type of license applied for along with a citation to a provision of
this chapter authorizing that type of license; and
(D) a statement that any comment or objection may be submitted to the
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(A) the local government; and
(B) any community council in the area of the proposed licensed premises.
(c) After the applicant completes the notice requirements in (b) of this section and
submits each remaining application requirement listed in 3 AAC 306.020, the applicant shall pay
the application and licensing fees set out in 3 AAC 306.100. The applicant must then use the
board’s electronic system to inform the board that the applicant has submitted a complete
application.
(d) When the director receives an application for a marijuana establishment license, the
director shall determine if the application is complete. Any application for a marijuana
establishment license that the director receives without the application fee is incomplete. If the
director determines the application is complete, the director shall immediately give written notice
to
(1) the applicant;
(2) the local government in the area in which the applicant’s proposed licensed
premises are located;
(3) the community council if the proposed licensed premises are located within
the boundary of a community council established by municipal charter or ordinance; and
(4) any nonprofit community organization that has requested notification in
writing.
(e) If an application for a marijuana establishment license is incomplete, the director
shall notify the applicant, and will either
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complete the application.
(f) When the director informs an applicant that its application is incomplete as provided
in (e) of this section, the applicant must complete the application not later than 90 days after the
date of the director’s notice. If an applicant fails to complete its application during the 90 day
period after the director’s notice, the applicant shall file a new application and pay a new
application fee to obtain a marijuana establishment license. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.030. Petition for license in area with no local government. (a) The board
will not approve a new license in an area outside, but within 50 miles of, the boundary of a local
government unless the board receives a petition to issue the license signed by a majority of the
permanent residents residing within one mile of the proposed premises.
(b) The board will not approve a new license in an area that is 50 miles or more from the
boundary of a local government unless the board receives a petition to issue the license
containing the signatures of two-thirds of the permanent residents residing within a radius of five
miles of the United States post office station nearest to the proposed licensed premises. If there
is no United States post office station within a radius of five miles of the proposed licensed
premises, the petition must be signed by two-thirds of the permanent residents residing within a
five mile radius of the proposed licensed premises.
(c) A petition authorized by this section must be on a form the board prescribes. The
applicant must obtain the required signatures within the 90 day period immediately before
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petition after the board has approved the application.
(d) In this section, “permanent resident” means a person 21 years of age or older who has
established a permanent place of abode. A person may be a permanent resident of only one
place. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.035. Application for renewal of license. (a) On or before May 1 of each
year, the director shall send notice that a marijuana establishment must file a renewal application
not later than June 30 of the current year. The director shall send the notice to the marijuana
establishment’s electronic mailing address on file with the board. The notice will include a
hyperlink for the marijuana establishment to access the electronic renewal application by means
of the internet, along with instructions on using and submitting the form. The marijuana
establishment must submit the completed renewal application electronically, along with the
license renewal fee, to the director no later than June 30 of each year; if June 30 falls on a
Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is extended to 4:30 p.m. on the first business day following
June 30. A marijuana establishment must maintain a current electronic mailing address on file
with the director. A marijuana establishment is not excused from filing a renewal application as
required in this section even if the marijuana establishment fails to receive a renewal notice from
the director.
(b) A marijuana establishment’s renewal application must
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(2) provide the information required for a new license application under 3 AAC
306.020(b)(1)(9);
(3) report any change from the marijuana establishment’s new license application
or last renewal application, and pay the fee as provided in 3 AAC 306.100 for board review of
any change in
(A) the name of the marijuana establishment business;
(B) the licensed premises from the last diagram submitted; and
(C) the marijuana establishment’s operating plan;
(D) any new product a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility
wishes to produce;
(4) report, for each licensee listed in 3 AAC 306.020(b)(2),
(A) any criminal charge on which that licensee has been convicted in the
previous two calendar years;and
(B) any civil violation of AS 04, AS 17.38, or this chapter in the previous
two calendar years; and
(5) declare under penalty of unsworn falsification that
(A the application is true, correct and complete;
(B) the applicant has read and is familiar with AS 17.38 and this chapter;
and
(C) the applicant will provide all information the board requires in
support of the renewal application.
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(1) the applicant;
(2) the local government in the area in which the applicant’s proposed licensed
premises arelocated;
(3) the community council if the proposed licensed premises are located within
the boundary of a community council established by municipal charter or ordinance; and
(4) any nonprofit community organization that has requested notification in
writing.
(d) The director may require an applicant for renewal of a license under this chapter to
submit fingerprints and pay fees as required by 3 AAC 306.055(a).
(e) A licensee that does not deliver a renewal application to the director on or before
June 30 of each year is delinquent, and must pay a non-refundable $1,000 late renewal
application fee with the renewal application.
(f) On or before August 15 of each year, the director shall deliver a notice of expiration
to each marijuana establishment that has not filed a complete application for renewal of a license,
along with any applicable affidavit and the required fee, unless the marijuana establishment has
notified the director that it does not intend to seek a renewal of its license. The director shall
deliver the notice of expiration to the electronic mail address the marijuana establishment has
provided to the director. A marijuana establishment is not excused from filing a license renewal
application not later than August 31 of each year even it the marijuana establishment does not
receive the notice of expiration described in this section.
(g) If a marijuana establishment fails to deliver a complete license renewal application,
or fails to pay the required renewal fee and the late renewal application fee on or before August
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that year. A holder of an expired license shall immediately return the license to the board. Any
holder of an expired license that seeks authority to operate must file a complete new application
under 3 AAC 306.020, and 3 AAC 306.025, along with the required fees. The board will not
issue a new license for the same premises to the holder of an expired license unless the expired
license holder’s new application contains proof satisfactory to the board of good cause for the
failure to file a license renewal application. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.040. Ownership change to be reported. (a) A licensed marijuana
establishment shall, not later than 10 days after an ownership change as described in this section,
report the change on a form prescribed by the board. In this section, an ownership change means
(1) if the licensee is a partnership, including a limited partnership,
any change in the identity of the partners, or in the ownership percentages held by any partners;
(2) if the licensee is a limited liability company, any change in the identity of the
members, or in the ownership percentage held by any member; or
(3) if the licensee is a corporation, any sale of corporate stock to a person not
currently an owner, or any change of the percentage ownership of an existing shareholder.
(b) If any change required to be reported under this section will result in a change in
controlling interest of the marijuana establishment license, the marijuana establishment must file
an application for transfer of license to another person under 3 AAC 306.045. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.045. Application for transfer of a license to another person. (a) A
person may not receive or transfer a marijuana establishment license or a controlling interest in a
marijuana establishment license issued to a partnership, including a limited partnership, a limited
liability company, a corporation or a local government, without applying for and receiving the
written consent of the board. Transfer of a license includes a sale of all or part of the interest of
an individual owner.
(b) An application for transfer of a marijuana establishment license, or of a controlling
interest in a marijuana establishment license issued to a partnership, a limited liability company,
a corporation or a local government, must be filed in writing on a form the board prescribes, in
compliance with the application procedure set out in 3 AAC 306.025. The application must
name the current holder of the marijuana establishment license and the proposed transferee,
including all persons listed in 3 AAC 306.020 if the transferee is a partnership, limited liability
company, a corporation, or a local government. The application must contain the following
information:
(1) the same information about each transferee as is required of an applicant for a
new license under 3 AAC 306.020;
(2) a statement, under oath, executed by the current holder of the marijuana
establishment license, listing all debts of the business, all taxes the business owes, current
contact information for each creditor, and an affirmation that the current holder of the marijuana
establishment license has submitted a copy of the transfer application to all creditors; and
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establishment license sought to be transferred.
(c) When the board receives a complete application for transfer of a license to another
person, the director shall immediately send written notice of the proposed transfer to
(1) each listed creditor of the current holder of the marijuana establishment
license, along with the amount shown as owed to that creditor;
(2) the local government in the area in which the licensed premises are located;
(3) the community council if the licensed premises are located within the
boundary of a community council established by municipal charter or ordinance; and
(4) any nonprofit community organization that has requested notification in
writing.
(d) A current holder of a marijuana establishment license must submit a license renewal
application before or at the same time as an application for a transfer of a marijuana
establishment license that is submitted after April 30 and before July 1. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.050. Relocation of licensed premises not allowed. A marijuana
establishment license may not be relocated to any other premises. A holder of a marijuana
establishment license that wishes to operate a marijuana establishment at a different location
must submit a new application for any new premises, and must surrender an existing license for
any premises where the marijuana establishment does not intend to continue its operation. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)

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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.055. Criminal justice information and records. (a) When filing an
application for a new marijuana establishment license or transfer of a license, the applicant,
including each individual listed in 3 AAC 306.020(b)(2), must submit the person’s fingerprints
and the fees required by the Department of Public Safety under AS 12.62.160 for criminal justice
information and a national criminal history record check.
(b) The director shall submit the fingerprints to the Department of Public Safety to
obtain a report of criminal justice information under AS 12.62 and a national criminal history
record check under AS 12.62.400. The board will use the information obtained under this
section to determine if an applicant is qualified for a marijuana establishment license.
(c) In this section, “criminal justice information” has the meaning given in AS 12.62.900.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.060. Protest by local government. (a) Not later than 60 days after the
director sends notice of an application for a new marijuana establishment license, renewal of a
marijuana establishment license, or transfer of a marijuana establishment license to another
person, a local government may protest the application by sending the director and the applicant
a written protest and the reasons for the protest. The director may not accept a protest received
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license or for a transfer of a license to another person, the board will deny the application unless
the board finds that the protest is arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.
(b) A local government may recommend that the board approve an application for a new
license, renewal of a license, or transfer of a license to another person subject to a condition.
The board will impose a condition a local government recommends unless the board finds the
recommended condition is arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable. If the board imposes a
condition a local government recommends, the local government shall assume responsibility for
monitoring compliance with the condition unless the board provides otherwise.
(c) If a local government determines that a marijuana establishment has violated a
provision of AS 17.38, this chapter, or a condition the board has imposed on the licensee, the
local government may notify the board. Unless the director finds that the local government‘s
notice is arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable, the director will prepare the determination as an
accusation against the licensee under AS 44.62.360 and conduct proceedings to resolve the
matter as provided under 3 AAC 306.820. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.065. Public participation. A person may object to an application for a new
license, renewal of a license, or transfer of a license to another person by submitting a written
statement of reasons for the objection to the board and the applicant not later than 30 days after
notice of the application, but no later than the deadline for objections stated in a posted or
published notice of the application. The objection must be sent to the applicant at the mailing
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to conduct a public hearing under this section, an interested person may give oral testimony at
the public hearing. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.070. Hearing on public protest. The board may, on its own initiative or in
response to an objection or protest, hold a hearing to ascertain the reaction of the public or a
local government to an application. The director will send notice of a hearing not later than 20
days before the hearing date to each person that has filed an objection, to each local government
that has filed a protest, to each community council in the area of the proposed premises, and to
any nonprofit community organization that has requested notice. Any interested person may be
heard at a hearing under this subsection. Unless the applicant and the board waive this
requirement, the board will hold the hearing in the area where the proposed licensed premises are
located, or will arrange for telephonic appearances. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.075. Procedure for action on license application. (a) The board will
decide whether to grant or deny an application not later than 90 days after receiving the complete
application. However, the board will not grant or deny the application before
(1) the time allowed for a protest under 3 AAC 306.060, unless the local
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(b) Not later than 7 days before the date set for board action on an application for a new
license, renewal of a license, or transfer of a license to another person, the director will post a
meeting agenda listing the matters scheduled for action at that meeting. The board may review
an application for a new license, renewal of a license, or transfer of a license to another person,
without additional notice to the applicant.
(c) The board will consider any written objection, protest, suggested condition, or
petition, and any testimony received at a hearing on public protest held under 3 AAC 306.070
when it considers the application. The director will retain the written objection, protest, or
suggested condition or petition, and the hearing record as part of the permanent record of the
board’s review of an application. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.080. Denial of license application. (a) After review of the application,
including the applicant’s proposed operating plan and all relevant information, the board will
deny an application for a new license if the board finds that
(1) the application is not complete as required under the applicable provisions of
3 AAC 306.020 – 3 AAC 306.055, or contains any false statement of material fact; or
(2) the license would violate any restriction in 3 AAC 306.010; or
(3) the license would violate any restriction applicable to the particular license
type authorized under this chapter;
(4) the license is prohibited under this chapter as a result of an ordinance or
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(5) the board finds that the operating plan does not adequately demonstrate that
the applicant will comply with applicable provisions of this chapter; or
(6) the license would not be in the interest of the public.
(b) After review of the application and all relevant information, the board will deny an
application for renewal of a marijuana establishment license if the board finds
(1) any cause listed in (a) of this section;
(2) that the license has been revoked for any cause;
(3) that the license has been operated in violation of a condition or restriction the
board previously imposed; or
(4) that the applicant is delinquent in the payment of taxes due in whole or in part
from operation of the licensed business.
(c) After review of the application and all relevant information, the board will deny an
application for transfer of license to another person if the board finds
(1) any cause listed in (a) of this section;
(2) that the transferor has not paid all debts or taxes arising from the operation of
the business licensed under this chapter unless the transferor gives security for the payment of
the debts or taxes satisfactory to the creditor or taxing authority;
(3) that transfer of the license to another person would result in violation of the
provisions of this chapter relating to identity of licensees and financing of licensees; or
(4) that the prospective transferee does not have the qualifications of an original
applicant required under this chapter.
(d) If the board denies an application for a new license, renewal of a license, or transfer
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which the application was denied, furnish a written statement of issues to the applicant,
explaining the reason for the denial in clear and concise language, and identifying any statute or
regulation on which the denial is based. The notice of denial will inform the applicant of the
right to an informal conference under 3 AAC 306.085, and to a formal hearing under 3 AAC
306.090. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.085. Informal conference. (a) An applicant for a new license, renewal of a
license, or transfer of a license to another person that is aggrieved by an action of the board
denying the application may, no later than 15 days after the date of the written notice of denial,
request an informal conference with the director or the board. An informal conference requested
under this section must be held at a time and place convenient to the applicant and the board, but
not later than the next scheduled meeting of the board. An informal conference may be
conducted telephonically.
(b) If the informal conference does not resolve the matter to the applicant’s satisfaction,
the applicant may, within 15 days after the last day of the informal conference, request a formal
hearing under 3 AAC 306.090 by filing a notice of defense in compliance with AS 44.62.380(b).
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
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or transfer of a license that is aggrieved by an action of the board denying the application may
request a formal hearing by filing a notice of defense in compliance with AS 44.62.380 within 15
days after the date of the written notice of the denial, or as provided in 3 AAC 306.085(b) if the
applicant requested and participated in an informal conference. Failure to file a notice of defense
as provided in this section constitutes a waiver of the right to a formal hearing.
(b) When an aggrieved person requests a hearing under the section, the Office of
Administrative Hearings will conduct the hearing in compliance with due process, the Alaska
Administrative Procedure Act, AS 44.62.330 – AS 44.62.630, and the applicable regulations
adopted by the Office of Administrative Hearings at 2 AAC 64.100 – 2 AAC 64.990. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.095. Appeals. (a) An aggrieved applicant or marijuana establishment
license holder may appeal to the board regarding any action of the director, or an employee or
agent of the board regarding an application for a new license, a license renewal, or a transfer of
license to another person.
(b) An applicant or marijuana establishment license holder aggrieved by a final decision
of the board regarding an application for a new license, a license renewal, or a transfer of license
to another person may appeal to the superior court under AS 44.62.560. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
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AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.100. Fees, refund. (a) The non-refundable application fee for a new
marijuana establishment license or an application to transfer a license to another person is $1000.
(b) The non-refundable application fee for a license renewal application is $600; if a
renewal application is late as provided under 3 AAC 306.035(e), an additional late renewal
application fee is $1000.
(c) The nonrefundable fee to request board approval of a change in a licensed marijuana
establishment’s business name, licensed premises diagram, operating plan, or proposed new
marijuana product is $250; a change fee does not apply to an application for transfer of a license
to another person.
(d) The annual license fee, to be paid with each application for a new marijuana
establishment facility license and each license renewal application is
(1) for a marijuana retailer license, $5000;
(2) for a limited marijuana cultivation facility license, $1000;
(3) for a marijuana cultivation facility license, $5000;
(4) for a marijuana cultivator’s broker license, $5000;
(5) for a marijuana extract only manufacturing facility license, $1000;
(6) for a marijuana product manufacturing facility license, $5000;
(7) for a marijuana testing facility license, $1000.
(e) The fee for a marijuana handler permit card is $50.
(f) If the board denies an application for a license or for renewal of a license, the board
will refund the annual license fee. The board will not refund a license fee after the license has
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(g) Processing fees for late renewal after failure to pay taxes are as follows:
(1) if a licensee pays its delinquent tax after a local government protests renewal
of the license, but before the board denies license renewal, $200;
(2) if a licensee pays its delinquent tax after appealing the board’s denial of a
license renewal, but before a hearing officer is appointed to hear the applicant’s appeal, $500;
(3) if a licensee pays its delinquent tax after appealing the board’s denial of a
license renewal, but before the administrative hearing begins, $5000; and
(4) if a licensee pays its delinquent tax after an administrative hearing that results
in a hearing officer recommendation to deny the license renewal, $10,000. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
Article 2. Local Options.
Section
200. Local options
210. Change of local option
220. Removal of local option
230. Procedure for local option election
240. Prohibition of importation or purchase after election
250. Effect on licenses of restriction on sale
260. Notice of the results of a local option election
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vote to approve the option, or if a local government’s assembly or city council passes an
ordinance to the same effect, the local government shall adopt a local option to prohibit
(1) the sale of marijuana and any marijuana product;
(2) the operation of any marijuana establishment, including one or more of the
following license types:
(A) a retail marijuana store;
(B) a marijuana cultivation facility;
(C) a marijuana product manufacturing facility; or
(D) a marijuana testing facility;
(3) the sale or importation for sale of marijuana and any marijuana product.
(b) A ballot question to adopt a local option under this section must at least contain
language substantially similar to: “Shall (name of local government) adopt a local option to
prohibit (local option under (a) of this section)? (yes or no).”
(c) The ballot for an election on the options set out in (a)(2) of this section must include
a brief explanation of the activity that each license type on the ballot may carry out.
(d) If a local government dissolves under AS 29.06.450, any marijuana establishment
license issued to that local government expires when the local government dissolves.
(e) A local government may not prohibit the personal use and possession of marijuana
and marijuana products as authorized under AS 17.38.020.
(f) Nothing in 3 AAC 306.200 – 3 AAC 306.260 precludes a local government from
applying for a marijuana establishment license under other provisions of this chapter. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
3 AAC 306.210. Change of local option. If a majority of persons voting on the
question vote to approve a local option different from one previously adopted under this section
and currently in effect, or if the local government’s assembly or city council passes an ordinance
to the same effect, the local government shall change the local option to the newly approved
option. A ballot question to change a local option under this section must at least contain
language substantially similar to: “Shall (name of local government) change the local option
currently in effect, that prohibits (current local option), and adopt in its place a local option to
prohibit (proposed local option)? (yes or no).” (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
3 AAC 306.220. Removal of local option. (a) If a majority of the persons voting on the
question vote to remove a local option previously adopted under this section and currently in
effect, or if a local government’s assembly or city council passes an ordinance to the same effect,
that local option is repealed effective the first day of the month after the election is certified. A
ballot question to remove a local option under this section must at least contain language
substantially similar to: “Shall (name of local government) remove the local option currently in
effect, that prohibits (current local option), so that no local option continues in effect? (yes or
no).”
(b) When issuing a license within the boundaries of a local government that has removed
a local option, the board will give priority to any formerly licensed applicant whose license was
not renewed because of the results of the previous local option election. However, an applicant
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to approve the application. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
3 AAC 306.230. Procedure for local option election. (a) When a local government
receives a petition to adopt, change, or remove a local option, and the petition is signed by a
number of registered voters equal to 25 percent or more of the number of votes cast at the last
regular municipal election, the local government shall place the issue that is the subject of the
petition on a separate ballot at the next regular election, or hold a special election. The local
government shall conduct the election in compliance with its election ordinance.
(b) In a general law local government, AS 29.26.110 – AS 29.26.160 apply to a petition
under (a) of this section except that
(1) an application filed under AS 29.26.110 must at least contain language
substantially similar to the questions set out under 3 AAC 306.200(b), 3 AAC 306.210, or
3 AAC 306.220(a) rather than language of an ordinance or resolution;
(2) a petition must at least contain language substantially similar to the questions
set out under 3AAC 306.200(b), 3 AAC 306.210, or 3 AAC 306.220(a) rather than material
required under AS 29.26.120(a)(1) and (2).
(c) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a local government may not conduct an
election to change to a less restrictive option under 3 AAC 306.210, or to remove a local option
under 3 AAC 306.220, or pass an ordinance to the same effect, during the first 24 months after
the local option was adopted or more than once in a 36-month period, except that if an original
prohibition was passed by ordinance, an election as set forth in this article to change the
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(d) Notwithstanding AS 29.26.140(a), after a petition has been certified as sufficient to
meet the requirements of (a) or (b) of this section, no other petition may be filed or certified until
after the question presented in the first petition has been voted on or the local government has
passed an ordinance to the same effect. Only one local option question may be presented in an
election. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
3 AAC 306.240. Prohibition of importation or purchase after election. (a) If a
majority of the voters vote to prohibit the importation for sale of marijuana and any marijuana
product under 3 AAC 306.200(a)(3), or if the local government’s assembly or city council passes
an ordinance to the same effect, a person, beginning on the first day of the month after the results
of the election are certified, may not knowingly bring, send, or transport marijuana or marijuana
products for sale into the area within the boundary of the local government.
(b) A person who resides within the boundary of a local government that has adopted a
local option under 3 AAC 306.200(a) may not purchase marijuana or a marijuana product from
another person that has brought, sent, or transported marijuana or a marijuana product into the
local government for sale in violation of the local option.
(c) Notwithstanding (a) or (b) of this section, a licensed marijuana establishment may
transport marijuana or any marijuana product through the boundaries of a local government that
has prohibited importation or purchase of marijuana if the marijuana or marijuana product is
shipped with an attached transport manifest created in compliance with 3 AAC 306.750 and
documenting that the shipment originates and terminates in a place that does not prohibit
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(d) In this section,
(1) “bring” means to carry or convey or to attempt or solicit to carry or convey;
(2) “send” means to cause to be taken or distributed or to attempt or solicit or
cause to be taken or distributed, and includes use of the United States Postal Service;
(3) “transport” means to ship by any method, and includes delivering or
transferring or attempting or soliciting to deliver or transfer marijuana or marijuana products to
be shipped to, delivered to, or left or held for pickup by any person. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
3 AAC 306.250. Effect on licenses of restriction on sale. If a majority of the voters
vote under 3 AAC 306.200(a) to prohibit sale of marijuana and marijuana products or the
operation of marijuana establishments, or if the assembly or city council passes an ordinance to
the same effect, the board may not issue, renew, or transfer to another person, a license for a
marijuana establishment with premises located within the boundary of the local government or in
the unincorporated area within ten miles of the boundaries of the local government. A license
for a marijuana establishment within the boundary of the local government or in the
unincorporated area within ten miles of the boundary of the local government is void 90 days
after the results of the election are certified. A license that expires during the 90 days after the
certification of a local option election may be extended until it is void under this section, by
payment of a prorated portion of the annual license fee. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
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3 AAC 306.260. Notice of the results of a local option election. (a) If a majority of
the voters vote to adopt, change, or remove a local option under 3 AAC 306.200 – 3 AAC
306.220 or if the assembly or city council passes an ordinance to the same effect:
(1) the clerk of the local government shall notify the board of the results of the
election or of the passage of the ordinance immediately after the results of the election are
certified or the ordinance is formally adopted;
(2) the local government shall post public notice of the prohibition in a central
location within the boundary of the local government before the date the prohibition becomes
effective; and
(3) the board shall immediately notify the Department of Law and the
Department of Public Safety of the results of the election. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.020 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.110
Article 3. Retail Marijuana Stores.
Section
300. Retail marijuana store license required
305. Retail marijuana store privileges
310. Acts prohibited at retail marijuana store
315. Application for retail marijuana store license
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335. Health and safety requirements
340. Testing required for marijuana and marijuana products
345. Packaging and labeling
350. Identification requirement to prevent sale to person under 21
355. Limit on quantity sold
360. Restriction on advertising of marijuana and marijuana products
3 AAC 306.300. Retail marijuana store license required. (a) Except as permitted
under AS 17.38.020, a person may not sell, give, distribute, deliver, or offer to sell, give,
distribute, or deliver marijuana or any marijuana product to a consumer unless the person has
obtained a retail marijuana store license from the board in compliance with this chapter, or is an
employee or agent acting for a licensed retail marijuana store operating in compliance with this
chapter. A person seeking a retail marijuana store license must
(1) submit an application for a retail marijuana store license on a form the board
prescribes, including the information set out at 3 AAC 306.020 and 3 AAC 306.315; and
(2) demonstrate, to the board’s satisfaction, that the applicant will operate in
compliance with
(A) each applicable provision of 3 AAC 306.300 – 3 AAC 306.360 and 3
AAC 306.700 – 3 AAC 306.755; and
(B) each applicable public health, fire, safety, and tax code and ordinance
of the state and the local government in which the applicant’s proposed licensed premises
are located.
(b) A licensee of any retail marijuana store, or an employee or agent of a retail marijuana
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licensed marijuana testing facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.305. Retail marijuana store privileges. (a) A licensed retail marijuana
store is authorized to
(1) sell marijuana purchased from a licensed marijuana cultivation facility,
packaged and labeled as required under 3 AAC 306.345, 3 AAC 306.470, and 3 AAC 306.475 in
an amount not exceeding the limit set out in 3 AAC 306.355, to an individual on the licensed
premises for consumption off the licensed premises;
(2) sell a marijuana product purchased from a licensed marijuana product
manufacturing facility, packaged and labeled as required under 3 AAC 306.345, 3 AAC 306.565,
and 3 AAC 306.570, in an amount not exceeding the limit set out in 3 AAC 306.355, to an
individual on the licensed premises for consumption off the licensed premises;
(3) store marijuana and marijuana products on the licensed premises in a manner
consistent with 3 AAC 306.710 – 3 AAC 306.720.
(b) This section does not prohibit a licensed retail store from refusing to sell marijuana or
marijuana product to any consumer. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.310. Acts prohibited at retail marijuana store. (a) A licensed retail
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marijuana or any marijuana product
(1) to any person under the age of 21;
(2) that is not labeled and packaged as required in 3 AAC 306.345, and in 3 AAC
306.470 and 3 AAC 306.475 or 3 AAC 306.565 and 3 AAC 306.570;
(3) in a quantity exceeding the limit set out in 3 AAC 306.355;
(4) over the internet; a licensed retail marijuana store may only sell marijuana or
marijuana product to a consumer who is physically present on the licensed premises;
(5) after the expiration date shown on the label of the marijuana or marijuana
product.
(b) A licensed retail marijuana store may not
(1) conduct any business on, or allow any consumer to access, the retail
marijuana store’s licensed premises between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. each day;
(2) allow any person to consume marijuana or any marijuana product on the retail
marijuana store’s licensed premises;
(3) offer or deliver to a consumer, as a marketing promotion or for any other
reason:
(A) free marijuana or marijuana product, including a sample; or
(B) a consumable product other than marijuana, including cigarettes,
tobacco products, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, or food, free or for compensation.
(c) A retail marijuana store may not purchase any marijuana or marijuana product for
resale without a certificate showing the tax due under AS 43.61.010 has been paid to the state.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.315. Application for retail marijuana store license. A person seeking a
new retail marijuana store license must submit an application on a form the board prescribes
including the information required under 3 AAC 306.020, and the following
(1) a copy of the food safety permit required under 18 AAC 31.020(a);
(2) in the operating plan required under 3 AAC 306.020(c), a description of the
way marijuana and marijuana products at the retail store will be displayed and sold. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.320. Marijuana handler permit required. A retail marijuana store shall
ensure that
(1) each licensee, employee, or agent obtains a marijuana handler permit as
provided in 3 AAC 306.700 before being licensed or employed at a retail marijuana store; and
(2) each licensee, employee, or agent has that person’s marijuana handler permit
card in that person’s immediate possession when on the licensed premises of the retail marijuana
store. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
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age of 21 may not enter a retail marijuana store.
(b) Each entry to a retail marijuana store must be posted with a sign that says “No one
under 21 years of age allowed.” The sign must be not less than 12 inches long and 12 inches
wide, with letters at least one half inch in height in high contrast to the background of the sign.
(c ) An area of a retail marijuana store’s licensed premises where marijuana or any
marijuana product is stocked for sale, or dispensed for sale, is a restricted access area. The retail
marijuana store must post signs, require identification, and escort visitors in compliance with
3 AAC 306.710. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.330. Marijuana inventory tracking system. (a) A retail marijuana store
shall use an inventory tracking system as provided in 3 AAC 306.730 to ensure all marijuana and
marijuana product in the store’s possession is identified and tracked from the time the retail
marijuana store receives any batch of marijuana or lot of marijuana product through the sale,
transfer to another licensed marijuana establishment, or disposal of the batch of marijuana or lot
of marijuana product.
(b) When any marijuana from a marijuana cultivation facility or marijuana product from
a marijuana product manufacturing facility is delivered or transported to the licensed premises of
a retail marijuana store, the retail marijuana store shall immediately enter identification
information for that batch of marijuana or lot of marijuana product into the retail marijuana
store’s inventory tracking system. A retail marijuana store may not accept any marijuana or
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tracking system of the marijuana establishment that originated the delivery.
(c) A retail marijuana store shall reconcile each transaction from the store’s point of sale
system and current inventory to its inventory tracking system at the close of business each day.
(d) A retail marijuana store shall account for any variance in the quantity of marijuana or
marijuana product the store received and the quantity the store sold, transferred, or disposed of.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.335. Health and safety requirements. A retail marijuana store must
comply with each applicable health and safety requirement set out in 3 AAC 306.735. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.340. Testing required for marijuana and marijuana products. (a) A
retail marijuana store may not sell, give, distribute, deliver, or offer to sell, give, distribute, or
deliver, marijuana or any marijuana product until all laboratory testing required under 3 AAC
306.645 has been completed, and the label required under 3 AAC 306.475 or 3 AAC 306.570 is
affixed. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
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3 AAC 306.345. Packaging and labeling. (a) A retail marijuana store shall assure that
(1) any marijuana sold on its licensed premises is packaged and labeled in
compliance with 3 AAC 306.470 and 3 AAC 306.475, except that 3 AAC 306.470(b)(2) does not
apply to the packaging of wholesale flower and bud sold by weight to a consumer; and
(2) any marijuana product sold on its licensed premises is packaged and labeled
in compliance with 3 AAC 306.565 and 3 AAC 306.570, except that 3 AAC 306.565(b)(2) does
not apply to the packaging of wholesale marijuana products that are not edible marijuana
products.
(b) In addition to labeling requirements provided in (a) of this section, a retail marijuana
store shall affix a label to each package of marijuana or marijuana product that
(1) identifies the marijuana retail store selling the marijuana product by name or
distinctive logo and marijuana establishment license number; and
(2) contains the following statements:
(A) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming;”
(B) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do
not operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”
(C) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of
marijuana;” and
(D) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of
children”
(E) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast
feeding.” (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.350. Identification requirement to prevent sale to person under 21. (a)
A licensed retail marijuana store shall refuse to sell marijuana or a marijuana product to any
person who does not produce a form of valid identification showing that person is 21 years of
age or older.
(b) A valid form of identification includes:
(1) an unexpired, unaltered passport;
(2) an unexpired, unaltered driver’s license; instruction permit, or identification
card of any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of
Canada;
(3) an identification card issued by a federal or state agency authorized to issue a
driver’s license or identification card. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.355. Limit on quantity sold. (a) A licensed retail marijuana store shall not
sell more than the following quantity of marijuana or marijuana product in a single transaction:
(1) one ounce of usable marijuana;
(2) sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form;
(3) seven grams of marijuana-infused extract for inhalation, or
(4) seventy-two ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form. (Eff.
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Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.360. Restriction on advertising of marijuana and marijuana products.
(a) A retail marijuana store may have no more than three signs, visible to the general public
from the public right of way, that identify the store by its business name. A sign may be placed
in the store’s window or attached to the outside of the licensed premises. The size of each sign
may not exceed 4800 square inches.
(b) An advertisement for marijuana or marijuana product may not contain any statement
or illustration that
(1) is false or misleading;
(2) promotes excessive consumption;
(3) represents that the use of marijuana has curative or therapeutic effects;
(4) depicts a person under the age of 21 consuming marijuana; or
(5) includes an object or character, including a toy, a cartoon character, or any
other depiction designed to appeal to a child or other person under the age of 21, that promotes
consumption of marijuana.
(c) A retail marijuana store may not place an advertisement for marijuana or a marijuana
product, except as provided in (a) of this section,
(1) within one thousand feet of the perimeter of any childcentered facility,
including a school, daycare or other facility providing services to children, a playground or
recreation center, a public park, a library, or a game arcade that is open to persons under the age
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(2) on or in a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or
(3) on or in a publicly owned or operated property;
` (4) within 1000 feet of a substance or treatment facility; or
(5) on a college campus.
(d) A retail marijuana store may not use giveaway coupons, or distribute branded
merchandise as promotional materials, or conduct promotional activities such as games or
competitions to encourage sale of marijuana or marijuana products.
(e) All advertising for marijuana or any marijuana product must contain the following
warnings:
(1) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming;”
(2) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not
operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”
(3) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of marijuana;” and
(4) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of
children”
(5) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.”
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
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400. Marijuana cultivation facility license required
405. Standard marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited acts
410. Limited marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited acts
415. Marijuana cultivation broker facility: privileges and prohibited acts
420. Application for marijuana cultivation facility license
425. Marijuana handler permit required
430. Restricted access area
435. Marijuana inventory tracking system
440. Health and safety requirements
445. Standards for cultivation and preparation
450. Production of marijuana concentrate prohibited
455. Required laboratory testing
460. Samples
465. Random sampling
470. Packaging of marijuana
475. Labeling of marijuana
480. Marijuana tax to be paid
3 AAC 306.400. Marijuana cultivation facility license required. (a) Except as
provided under AS 17.38.020, a person may not plant, propagate, cultivate, harvest, trim, dry,
cure, or package, label, or sell marijuana grown at a place under that person’s control, directly or
through a marijuana cultivation broker facility, to any marijuana establishment unless the person
has obtained a marijuana cultivation facility license from the board in compliance with this
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board will issue the following types of marijuana cultivation facility licenses, with the privileges
and subject to the prohibitions set out in sections 3 AAC 306.405 – 3 AAC 306.415:
(1) a standard marijuana cultivation facility license;
(2) a limited marijuana cultivation facility license to a person operating a
marijuana cultivation facility with fewer than 500 square feet under cultivation; and
(3) a marijuana cultivation broker facility license for a person providing essential
business functions of a limited marijuana cultivation facility, including storing marijuana,
purchasing or arranging the purchase of the limited marijuana cultivation facility’s marijuana
crop, arranging testing and transportation of marijuana, and filing the reports and paying the
marijuana excise tax required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020.
(b) A person seeking any type of marijuana cultivation facility license as provided in (a)
of this section must
(1) submit an application for the applicable marijuana cultivation facility license
on a form the board prescribes, including the information set out at 3 AAC 306.020 and 3 AAC
306.420; and
(2) demonstrate to the board’s satisfaction that it will operate in compliance with
(A) each applicable provision of 3 AAC 306.400 – 3 AAC 306.480 and 3
AAC 306.700 – 3 AAC 306.755; and
(B) each applicable public health, fire, safety, and tax code and ordinance
of the state and the local government in which the applicant’s proposed licensed premises
are located.
(c) A licensee of any marijuana cultivation facility, or an employee or agent of a
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financial interest in any licensed marijuana testing facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.030 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.070
3 AAC 306.405. Standard marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited
acts. (a) A licensed standard marijuana cultivation facility is authorized to
(1) propagate, cultivate, harvest, prepare, cure, package, store and label
marijuana;
(2) sell marijuana only to a licensed retail marijuana store, to another licensed
marijuana cultivation facility, or to a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility;
(3) provide samples to a licensed marijuana testing lab for testing;
(4) store inventory on the licensed premises; any stored inventory must be
secured in a restricted access area and accounted for in the marijuana cultivation facility’s
inventory tracking system as required under 3 AAC 306.730;
(5) transport marijuana in compliance with 3 AAC 306.750;
(6) conduct in-house testing for the marijuana cultivation facility’s own use;
(7) provide marijuana samples to a licensed retail marijuana store or marijuana
product manufacturing facility for the purpose of negotiating a sale.
(b) A licensed standard marijuana cultivation facility may also apply for a marijuana
product manufacturing facility license and a retail marijuana store license. A standard marijuana
cultivation facility that obtains any other marijuana establishment license shall
(1) conduct any product manufacturing or retail marijuana store operation in a
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(2) comply with each provision of this chapter that applies to any other type of
marijuana establishment license that the standard marijuana cultivation facility licensee obtains.
(c) A licensed standard marijuana cultivation facility may not
(1) sell, distribute, or transfer any marijuana or marijuana product to a consumer,
with or without compensation;
(2) allow any person, including a licensee, employee, or agent, to consume
marijuana or a marijuana product on the licensed premises or within 20 feet of the exterior of any
building or outdoor cultivation facility on the licensed premises;
(3) treat or otherwise adulterate marijuana with any organic or nonorganic
chemical or other compound to alter the color, appearance, weight, or odor of the marijuana;
(4) except as permitted under a marijuana product manufacturing facility license,
extract marijuana concentrate, using any process described in 3AAC 306.555, at the licensed
premises;
(5) sell marijuana that is not packaged and labeled in compliance with 3 AAC
306.470 and 3 AAC 306.475; or
(6) sell marijuana that has not been reported to the Department of Revenue with
excise tax paid as required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.410. Limited marijuana cultivation facility: privileges and prohibited
acts. (a) A licensed limited cultivation facility is authorized to
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cultivation facility with fewer than 500 square feet under cultivation;
(2) provide marijuana samples to a licensed marijuana cultivation broker facility
for the purpose of negotiating a sale;
(3) sell marijuana only to a licensed marijuana cultivation broker facility with
which the limited cultivation facility has a written agreement that
(A) assigns responsibility for
(i) arranging transportation and testing by a licensed marijuana
testing facility; and for
(ii) other services as agreed between the parties; and
(B) requires the marijuana cultivation broker facility to file reports and
pay the excise tax as required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020 for all marijuana the
marijuana cultivation broker facility purchases from the limited marijuana cultivation
facility;
(4) if a written agreement as provided in paragraph (a)(3) of this section does not
provide for the marijuana cultivation broker facility to provide these services:
(A) arrange for testing by a licensed marijuana testing facility; and
(B) transport marijuana to a licensed marijuana testing facility or the
marijuana cultivation broker facility with which the limited marijuana cultivation facility
has an agreement under (a)(3) of this section.
(b) A licensed limited marijuana cultivation facility may not
(1) do any act prohibited under 3 AAC 306.405(c);
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(4) sell to any marijuana establishment except through a marijuana cultivation
broker facility; and
(5) sell marijuana to a marijuana cultivation broker facility without a written
agreement in which the marijuana cultivation broker facility agrees to file each report and pay
the excise tax required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.090 AS 43.61.010
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.100 AS 43.61.020
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.415. Marijuana cultivation broker facility: privileges and prohibited
acts. (a) A licensed marijuana cultivation broker facility is authorized to
(1) purchase marijuana from any number of licensed limited marijuana
cultivation facilities;
(2) sell marijuana only to a licensed retail marijuana store, to another licensed
marijuana cultivation facility, or to a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility;
(3) arrange laboratory testing of marijuana obtained from a limited cultivation
facility, and provide the necessary testing samples to a licensed marijuana testing facility;
(4) arrange transportation of marijuana to a marijuana testing facility, a marijuana
product manufacturing facility, or a retail marijuana store; and
(5) submit to the Department of Revenue the monthly statements and pay the
excise tax specified under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020 on all marijuana the marijuana
cultivation broker facility purchases from a limited marijuana cultivation facility.
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manufacturing facility license and a retail marijuana store license. A marijuana cultivation
broker facility that obtains any other marijuana establishment license shall
(1) conduct any product manufacturing and retail marijuana store operation in a
room completely separated from the cultivation broker facility by a secure door; and
(2) comply with each provision of this chapter that applies to any other type of
marijuana establishment license that the cultivation broker facility has obtained.
(c) A licensed marijuana cultivation broker facility may not
(1) do any act prohibited under 3 AAC 306.405(c);
(2) grow marijuana;
(3) extract concentrate from marijuana unless the broker facility has obtained a
marijuana manufacturing facility license;
(4) sell marijuana that is not packaged and labeled in compliance with 3 AAC
306.470 and 3 AAC 306.475; or
(5) sell marijuana that has not been reported to the Department of Revenue with
excise tax paid as required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.090 AS 43.61.010
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.100 AS 43.61.020
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.420. Application for marijuana cultivation facility license. (a) An
applicant for a new standard marijuana cultivation facility license or a new limited marijuana
cultivation facility shall file an application on a form the board prescribes, including
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(2) the proposed marijuana cultivation facility’s operating plan, including, in
addition to the information required under 3 AAC 306.020(c):
(A) the size of the space intended to be under cultivation;
(B) the growing medium to be used;
(C) fertilizers, chemicals, gases, and delivery systems, including CO2
management, to be used;
(D) the irrigation and waste water systems to be used;
(E) waste disposal arrangements;
(F) odor control; and
(G) the testing procedure and protocols the marijuana cultivation facility
will follow.
(b) An applicant for a limited marijuana cultivation facility license must submit the
information required for a new marijuana establishment license set out in 3 AAC 306.020, and
(a)(2) of this section.
(c) An applicant for a marijuana cultivation broker facility license must
(1) submit the information required for a new marijuana establishment license
under 3 AAC 306.020;
(2) agree to submit the monthly reports and pay the excise tax specified under AS
43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020 on all marijuana it purchases; and
(3) provide other services the marijuana cultivation broker facility offers to a
limited marijuana cultivation facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
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Editor’s note: The form for an application for a marijuana cultivation facility license or
a marijuana cultivation broker facility license is available online as provided in the editor’s note
under 3 AAC 306.020.
3 AAC 306.425. Marijuana handler permit required. A marijuana cultivation facility
must ensure that each licensee, employee, or agent
(1) obtains a marijuana handler permit as provided in 3 AAC 306.700 before
being present or employed at the marijuana cultivation facility’s licensed premises; and
(2) has the marijuana handler permit card in the person’s immediate possession at
all times while on the marijuana cultivation facility’s licensed premises. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.430. Restricted access area. (a) A marijuana cultivation facility shall
conduct any operation in a restricted area in compliance with 3 AAC 306.710 and this section.
(b) A marijuana cultivation facility shall conduct any marijuana growing operation
within a fully enclosed secure indoor facility or greenhouse with rigid walls, a roof, and doors.
Where not prohibited by local government, outdoor production may take place in non-rigid
greenhouses, other structures, or an expanse of open or cleared ground fully enclosed by a
physical barrier. To obscure public view of the premises, outdoor production must be enclosed
by a sight obscuring wall or fence at least six feet high.
(c) A marijuana cultivation facility shall ensure that any marijuana at the cultivation
facility
(1) cannot be observed by the public from outside the cultivation facility; and
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cultivation facility except as allowed by a local government conditional use permit process.
(d) A marijuana cultivation facility shall have full video surveillance of the licensed
premises as required under 3 AAC 306.720, including any area where marijuana is grown,
processed, packaged, or stored, or where marijuana waste is destroyed. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.435. Marijuana inventory tracking system. (a) A marijuana cultivation
facility shall use an inventory tracking system in compliance with 3 AAC 306.730 to ensure all
marijuana propagated, grown, or cultivated on the marijuana cultivation facility’s premises is
identified and tracked from the time the marijuana is propagated through transfer to another
licensed marijuana establishment or destruction. The marijuana cultivation facility must assign a
tracking number to each plant over 8 inches tall. When harvested, bud and flowers, clones or
cuttings, or leaves and trim may be combined in harvest batches of distinct strains, not exceeding
five pounds; each harvest batch must be given an inventory tracking number. Clones or cuttings
must be limited to 50 or fewer plants and identified by a batch tracking number.
(b) A marijuana cultivation facility shall record each sale and transport of each batch in
its marijuana inventory tracking system, and shall generate a valid transport manifest to
accompany each transported batch.
(c) A marijuana cultivation facility shall record in its marijuana inventory tracking
system all marijuana used to provide a sample authorized under 3 AAC 306.460 for the purpose
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(2) the retail marijuana store or marijuana product manufacturing facility that
received the sample; and
(3) the disposal of any expired or outdated promotional sample returned to the
marijuana cultivation facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.440. Health and safety requirements. (a) A marijuana cultivation facility
must comply with all applicable health and safety requirements set out in 3 AAC 306.735, and
the additional requirements set out in this section.
(b) A marijuana cultivation facility shall ensure that any licensee, employee, or agent
who is present at the marijuana cultivation facility and in contact with any marijuana
(1) wears clean clothing appropriate for the duties that person performs;
(2) wears protective apparel, such as head, face, hand and arm coverings, as
necessary to protect marijuana from contamination; and
(3) practices good sanitation and health habits. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.445. Standards for cultivation and preparation. A marijuana cultivation
facility shall use certified scales in compliance with AS 45.75.080 and 3 AAC 306.745. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900

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3 AAC 306.450. Production of marijuana concentrate prohibited. A marijuana
cultivation facility may not produce or possess marijuana concentrate that was extracted using
any process described in 3 AAC 306.455 on its licensed premises unless the marijuana
cultivation facility also has a marijuana product manufacturing facility license. Any extraction
or production of marijuana concentrate on the premises of a licensed marijuana cultivation
facility must
(1) be in a separate room that
(A) is physically separated by a secure door from any cultivation area;
and
(B) has a sign that clearly identifies the room as a marijuana concentrate
production area, and warns unauthorized persons to stay out; and
(2) comply with all applicable provisions of 3 AAC 306.500 – 3 AAC 306.570.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.455. Required laboratory testing. (a) Except as provided in (d) of this
section, a marijuana cultivation facility shall provide a sample of each harvest batch of marijuana
produced at the facility to a marijuana testing facility, and may not sell or transport any
marijuana until all laboratory testing required by 3 AAC 306.645 has been completed.
(b) To comply with (a) of this section, a marijuana cultivation facility shall
(1) collect a random, homogenous sample for testing by segregating harvested
marijuana into batches of individual strains of bud and flower, then selecting a random sample
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(2) designate an individual responsible for collecting each sample; that individual
shall
(A) prepare a signed statement showing that each sample has been
randomly selected for testing;
(B) provide the signed statement to the marijuana testing facility; and
(C) maintain a copy as a business record under 3 AAC 306.755;
(3) transport the sample to the marijuana testing facility’s licensed premises in
compliance with 3 AAC 306.750.
(c) A marijuana cultivation facility shall segregate the entire batch from which the
testing sample was selected until the marijuana testing facility reports the results from its tests.
During this period of segregation, the marijuana cultivation facility that provided the sample
shall maintain the batch in a secure, cool, and dry location to prevent the marijuana from
becoming contaminated or losing its efficacy. The facility that provided the sample may not sell
or transport any marijuana from the segregated batch until the marijuana testing facility has
completed its testing and provided those results, in writing, to the marijuana cultivation facility
that provided the sample. The marijuana cultivation facility shall maintain the testing results as
part of its business books and records.
(d) A limited marijuana cultivation facility may contract with a marijuana cultivation
broker facility to arrange the laboratory testing required in this section, and transportation of
marijuana to the marijuana testing facility. A marijuana cultivation broker facility’s contract to
perform these services must be in writing and must be maintained in the limited marijuana
cultivation facility’s business records. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.460. Samples. (a) A marijuana cultivation facility may provide a free
sample of marijuana to a retail marijuana store if packaged in a sample jar containing no more
than 3 1/2 grams of marijuana and protected by a plastic or metal mesh screen to allow
customers to smell the product before purchase.
(b) A marijuana cultivation facility may provide a free sample of marijuana to a retail
marijuana store or marijuana product manufacturing facility as follows:
(1) a sample provided for the purpose of negotiating a sale may be no more than
one ounce;
(2) a marijuana cultivation facility may not provide any one licensed retail
marijuana store or marijuana product manufacturing facility with more than one ounce of
marijuana per month free of charge for the purpose of negotiating a sale.
(c) A retail marijuana store that receives a marijuana sample may not sell the marijuana
sample to a customer; and shall either
(1) return the marijuana sample to the cultivation facility that provided the
sample; or
(2) destroy the marijuana sample after use and document the destruction in its
marijuana inventory control system. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.465. Random sampling. (a) The board or the director will from time to
time require a standard or limited marijuana cultivation facility to provide samples of the
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random compliance checks. The sample may be screened for pesticides and chemical residues,
unsafe levels of metals, and used for other laboratory tests the director finds to be in the interests
of the public. The marijuana cultivation facility shall bear all costs of testing under this
subsection.
(b) When the board or the director orders random sampling under this section, the
director will identify a licensed marijuana testing facility to perform the testing. The marijuana
testing facility will collect the test samples; the marijuana cultivation facility shall cooperate to
facilitate the collection of samples. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.470. Packaging of marijuana. (a) A licensed marijuana cultivation
facility, including a marijuana cultivation broker facility, shall package its marijuana bud and
flower for sale as follows:
(1) to a retail marijuana store, either
(A) in a package not exceeding one ounce for resale to consumers without
additional handling by the retail marijuana store except to add the retail marijuana store’s
own identifying name or logo and license number; or
(B) in a wholesale package not exceeding five pounds for re packaging
by the retail marijuana store; or
(2) to a marijuana product manufacturing facility in a wholesale package not
exceeding five pounds, consisting of a single strain or a mixture of strains as identified on the
label.
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marijuana store to sell to a consumer without re-packaging, the packaging must be designed or
constructed in compliance with 16 C.F.R. 1700.01 – 1700.20, as amended Dec.30, 1983 to be
significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open; but not normally difficult for
adults to use properly. The packaging may not have any printed images, including cartoon
characters, that specifically target individuals under the age of 21. In addition, the packaging
must
(1) protect the product from contamination and must not impart any toxic or
damaging substance to the marijuana;
(2) be four mil or greater thickness plastic, heat sealed, and with no easy-open
corner, dimple or flap;
(3) be opaque so that the product cannot be seen without opening the packaging
material.
(c) Each package prepared in compliance with this section must be identified by a
tracking label generated for tracking by the marijuana cultivation facility’s marijuana inventory
control system.
(d) A marijuana cultivation facility shall prepare marijuana for transport or transfer to
another marijuana establishment by
(1) placing marijuana packaged in compliance with (a) (c) of this section within
a sealed, tamper-evident shipping container;
(2) affixing a label in compliance with 3 AAC 306.475 to the shipping container;
and
(3) generating a transport manifest from the marijuana cultivation facility’s
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while being transported, and a copy must be given to the licensed marijuana establishment that
receives the shipment. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.475. Labeling of marijuana. (a) When a licensed marijuana cultivation
facility packages marijuana for a retail marijuana store to sell to a consumer without re
packaging, the marijuana cultivation facility shall affix a label to each package of marijuana or
marijuana product that contains the following statements:
(1) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming;”
(2) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not
operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”
(3) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of marijuana;” and
(4) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of
children”
(5) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.”
(b) With each harvest batch of marijuana sold, a marijuana cultivation facility must
disclose in writing
(1) each soil amendment, fertilizer, and other crop production aid applied to the
growing medium or marijuana plant included in the batch; and
(2) the name of the licensed marijuana testing facility that performed any
required laboratory test and the results of each required laboratory test.
(c) A marijuana cultivation facility may not label marijuana as organic unless permitted
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Foods Production Act of 1990).
(d) A marijuana cultivation facility shall affix a label containing the following
information to each package of marijuana sold to another marijuana establishment.
(1) the name and license number of the marijuana cultivation facility where the
marijuana was grown;
(2) the harvest batch number assigned to the marijuana in the package;
(3) the net weight of the marijuana in the package, not including weight of the
shipping container, using a standard of measure compatible with the inventory tracking system;
and
(4) a complete list of all pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides used in cultivation
of the marijuana.
(e) If a marijuana cultivation facility transports wholesale marijuana to another
marijuana establishment for sale at retail or for use in manufacturing a marijuana product, then a
label must be affixed to the shipping container showing that a licensed marijuana testing facility
has tested each harvest batch in the shipment as provided in 3 AAC 306.645. The label must
report the test results, including the following information:
(1) a cannabinoid potency profile expressed as a range of percentages that
extends from the lowest percentage to highest percentage of concentration for each cannabinoid
listed from every test conducted on that strain of marijuana from the same marijuana cultivation
facility within the last three months;
(2) a statement listing the results of microbial testing required by 3 AAC
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306.645(b)(3), if applicable;
(4) a statement listing any of the following contaminants for which the product
was tested:
(A) molds, mildew and filth, in addition to the testing required by 3 AAC
306.645(b)(2);
(B) herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides; and
(C) harmful chemicals.
(f) If a marijuana cultivation facility ships wholesale marijuana from a harvest batch that
has not been tested for each contaminant listed in (e)(4) of this section, the label for that batch
must include a statement identifying each contaminant listed in (e)(4) of this section for which
that harvest batch has not been tested. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.480. Marijuana tax to be paid. (a) A standard marijuana cultivation
facility shall submit monthly reports to the Department of Revenue and pay the excise tax
required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020 on all marijuana sold, or provided as a sample to
any marijuana establishment.
(b) A marijuana cultivation broker facility shall submit monthly reports to the
Department of Revenue and pay the excise tax required under AS 43.61.010 and AS 43.61.020
on all marijuana it has obtained from a limited marijuana cultivation facility, including any
sample provided to any other marijuana establishment. The broker shall agree to comply with
this section in a written agreement with each limited marijuana cultivation facility from which it
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43.61.020 to each limited marijuana cultivation facility from which it purchases marijuana. If a
marijuana cultivation broker facility fails to pay the required tax, the limited marijuana
cultivation facility shall pay the required tax.
(c) When a marijuana cultivation facility, including a marijuana cultivation broker
facility, sells or distributes any marijuana to a retail marijuana store or a marijuana product
manufacturing facility, the marijuana cultivation facility or marijuana cultivation broker must
provide verification of tax payment to the purchaser. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.030 AS 17.38.090 AS 43.61.010
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.100 AS 43.61.020
Article 5. Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facilities.
Section
500. Marijuana product manufacturing facility license required
505. Marijuana product manufacturing facility privileges
510. Acts prohibited at marijuana product manufacturing facility
515. Marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility license
520. Application for marijuana product manufacturing facility license
525. Approval of concentrates and marijuana products
530. Marijuana handler permit and food safety worker training
535. Restricted access and storage areas
540. Marijuana inventory tracking system
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550. Required laboratory testing
555. Production of marijuana concentrate
560. Potency limits per serving and transaction for edible marijuana products
565. Packaging of marijuana products
570. Labeling of marijuana products
3 AAC 306.500. Marijuana product manufacturing facility license required. (a) A
person may not extract marijuana concentrate for sale, or formulate or manufacture any
marijuana product for sale unless that person has obtained a marijuana product manufacturing
facility license from the board in compliance with this chapter, or is an employee or agent acting
for a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility. The board will issue
(1) a standard marijuana product manufacturing facility license; and
(2) a marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility license.
(b) A person seeking any type of marijuana product manufacturing facility license must
(1) submit an application for a marijuana product manufacturing facility license
on a form the board prescribes, including the information set out at 3 AAC 306.020 and 3 AAC
306.520; and
(2) demonstrate to the board’s satisfaction that it will operate in compliance with
(A) each applicable provision of 3 AAC 306.500 – 3 AAC 306.570 and 3
AAC 306-700 – 3 AAC 306.755; and
(B) each applicable public health, fire, safety, and tax code and ordinance
of the state and the local government in which the applicant’s proposed licensed premises
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of a marijuana product manufacturing facility, may not have an ownership interest in, or a direct
or indirect financial interest in any licensed marijuana testing facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.505. Marijuana product manufacturing facility privileges. (a) Except as
provided in 3 AAC 306.515, a licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a
marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, is authorized to
(1) purchase marijuana from a marijuana cultivation facility including a
marijuana cultivation broker facility, or from another marijuana product manufacturing facility;
(2) extract marijuana concentrate in compliance with 3 AAC 306.555;
(3) manufacture, refine, process, cook, package, label, and store marijuana
products approved under 3 AAC 306.525, including
(A) marijuana concentrate; or
(B) any product intended for consumption or use on the body that is
comprised of marijuana and other ingredients, including edible products, ointments,
salves, patches, or tinctures;
(4) sell, distribute, or deliver marijuana extract or any marijuana product only to a
licensed retail marijuana store or to another licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility;
(5) provide and transport samples of marijuana concentrate or other marijuana
product to a certified marijuana testing lab for testing;
(6) provide a sample of marijuana concentrate or a marijuana product approved
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(7) store inventory in a restricted access area on the licensed premises as
provided in 3 AAC 306.535; and
(8) transport marijuana in compliance with 3 AAC 306.750; or
(9) conduct in-house testing for the marijuana product manufacturing facility’s
own use. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.510. Acts prohibited at marijuana product manufacturing facility. (a)
A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility, including a licensed marijuana concentrate
manufacturing facility, may not
(1) sell, deliver, distribute, or transfer marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or a
marijuana product directly to a consumer, with or without compensation;
(2) sell marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or a marijuana product that is not
manufactured, packaged, and labeled in compliance with 3 AAC 306.500 – 3 AAC 306.570;
(3) allow any person, including a licensee, employee, or agent, to consume
marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or a marijuana product on its licensed premises;
(4) manufacture or sell any product that
(A) is an adulterated food or drink;
(B) is a marijuana product containing any food that requires temperature
controlled storage to keep it safe for human consumption;
(C) closely resembles any familiar food or drink item including candy; or
(D) is packaged to look like candy, or in bright colors or with cartoon
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(5) operate in a location that is a retail or wholesale food establishment.
(b) In this section, “closely resemble” or “look like” means the product or its packaging
has a shape, color, markings, or decorative patterns that are familiar to the public from a widely
distributed branded food product, so that the marijuana product could easily be mistaken for that
branded product, especially by children.
(c) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may not accept any marijuana from a
marijuana cultivation facility or another marijuana product manufacturing facility unless
(1) all marijuana in the shipment is properly identified with a label generated in
the marijuana inventory tracking system of the licensed marijuana establishment that provided
the marijuana; and
(2) a valid transport manifest showing the source and destination of the marijuana
is attached to the shipment.
(d) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may not purchase or receive any
marijuana from a marijuana cultivation facility, or another marijuana product manufacturing
facility unless it receives evidence that tax due under AS 43.61.010 has been paid. If a marijuana
product manufacturing facility has marijuana on its premises without a certificate showing the
excise tax imposed under AS 43.61.010 has been paid on that marijuana, the marijuana product
manufacturing facility is liable for payment of the tax. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.100 AS 43.61.010
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.515. Marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility license. A licensed
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that it may not
(1) manufacture, refine, process, cook, package, label or store any marijuana
product other than marijuana concentrate;
(2) sell, distribute, or deliver any marijuana product other than marijuana
concentrate to a retail marijuana store or to another marijuana product manufacturing facility;
(3) provide and transport a sample of any marijuana product other than marijuana
concentrate to a licensed marijuana testing lab for testing; or
(4) provide samples of any product other than marijuana concentrate to a licensed
retail marijuana store for purposes of negotiating a sale. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.520. Application for marijuana product manufacturing facility license.
An applicant for a marijuana product manufacturing facility license, including a marijuana
concentrate manufacturing facility, must file an application on a form the board prescribes, and
provide the information required under 3 AAC 306.020 and the following:
(1) a copy of a food safety permit if required under 18 AAC 31.020;
(2) a diagram of the proposed licensed premises required in 3 AAC 306.020(b),
identifying the area where
(A) inhouse testing, if any, will occur; and
(B) marijuana and any marijuana product, including marijuana
concentrate, will be stored;
(3) in the applicant’s operating plan required under 3 AAC 306.020(c), a
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(A) the equipment and solvents, gases, chemicals, and other compounds
used to create concentrates and the processes to be used;
(B) each marijuana product the applicant intends to process at this
location; the product description must include the color, shape, texture, ingredients and
standard production procedure to be used and the additional information required for
product approval in 3 AAC 306.525;
(C) the packaging to be used for each type of product; and
(D) sample labels showing how the labeling information required in
3 ÅAC 306.570 will be set out; and
(E) the applicant’s plan for disposal of waste. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
Editor’s note: The form for an application for a marijuana product manufacturing
facility license or a marijuana concentrate manufacturing license is available online as provided
in the editor’s note under 3 AAC 306.020.
3 AAC 306.525. Approval of concentrates and marijuana products. (a) A marijuana
product manufacturing facility, including a marijuana concentrate manufacturing facility, must
obtain the board’s approval for each product it will manufacture for sale or transfer to another
licensed marijuana establishment. The board will not approve
(1) any marijuana concentrate or product intended for sale directly to a consumer
if the concentrate or product will have THC potency equal to or greater than 76 percent; or
(2) any product that is prohibited under 3 AAC 306.510(a)(4).
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board’s approval of its intended products with a new license application by including, in its
operating plan
(1) a photograph, drawing, or graphic representation of the expected appearance
of each final product; and
(2) the proposed standard production procedure and detailed manufacturing
process for each product.
(c) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility may at any time submit a new
product approval request to the board on a form the board prescribes along with a fee of $250.
(d) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility shall keep its ingredient list and
potency limits for any food product containing marijuana on file at the marijuana product
manufacturing facility’s licensed premises. The ingredient list and potency limits for any
product manufactured at the facility must be made available for inspection on request by the
director, or an employee or agent of the board. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.530. Marijuana handler permit and food safety worker training. (a) A
marijuana product manufacturing facility shall ensure that each licensee, employee, or agent
(1) obtains a marijuana handler permit as provided in 3 AAC 306.700 before
being present or employed at the marijuana product manufacturing facility’s licensed premises;
and
(2) has the marijuana handler permit card in the person’s immediate possession at
all times while on the marijuana product manufacturing facility’s licensed premises.
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facility who handles marijuana at the facility shall obtain a food safety worker card in
compliance with AS 18.31.330, and keep that card in that person’s possession at all times while
on the licensed premises of the marijuana product manufacturing facility. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.535. Restricted access and storage areas. (a) A marijuana product
manufacturing facility shall conduct any extraction or product manufacturing operation in a
restricted area in compliance with 3 AAC 306.710.
(b) A marijuana product manufacturing facility shall have full video surveillance of the
licensed premises as provided in 3 AAC 306.720, including any area where
(1) marijuana concentrate is produced;
(2) any operation involved in manufacturing any product containing marijuana
occurs,
(3) marijuana or a marijuana product is stored or stockpiled; or
(4) marijuana waste is destroyed.
(c) Any area where marijuana or a marijuana product is stored must be moisture and
temperature controlled and protected from pests and vermin. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.540. Marijuana inventory tracking system. (a) A marijuana product
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306.730 to ensure that the marijuana product manufacturing facility identifies and tracks any
marijuana or marijuana product from the time the marijuana or marijuana product is received,
through
(1) use of the marijuana or marijuana product in manufacturing any other
marijuana product;
(2) sale or transfer of the marijuana or marijuana product originally received, or
any marijuana product manufactured at that marijuana product manufacturing facility to another
licensed marijuana establishment; and
(3) disposal of any expired or outdated marijuana or marijuana product that is not
sold or transferred to another licensed marijuana establishment.
(b) When marijuana from a marijuana cultivation facility or marijuana product from
another marijuana product manufacturing facility is delivered or transported to the licensed
premises of a marijuana product manufacturing facility, the marijuana product manufacturing
facility shall immediately enter tracking information for that marijuana or marijuana product into
the inventory tracking system. A marijuana product manufacturing facility may not accept any
marijuana or marijuana product that does not have a valid transport manifest generated from the
marijuana inventory tracking system of the licensed marijuana establishment that supplies the
marijuana or marijuana product.
(c) A marijuana product manufacturing facility shall track any received marijuana or
marijuana product to its use in a marijuana product, and shall reconcile each transaction to its
inventory tracking system at the close of business each day.
(d) A marijuana product manufacturing facility shall account for any variance in the
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sold, transferred, or disposed of. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.545. Health and safety standards. (a) A marijuana product manufacturing
facility shall comply with the health and safety standards set out in 3 AAC 306.735, the Alaska
Food Safety Code, 18 AAC 31, if applicable, and any local kitchenrelated health and safety
standards for retail food establishments.
(b) In addition to inspection by the director or an employee or agent of the board, a
marijuana product manufacturing facility is subject to inspection by local safety officials,
including a local fire department, building inspector, or code enforcement officer. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.550. Required laboratory testing. (a) A marijuana product manufacturing
facility shall provide a sample of each marijuana product manufactured at the facility to a
licensed marijuana testing facility, and may not sell or transport any marijuana product until all
laboratory testing required by 3 AAC 306.645 has been completed.
(b) To comply with (a) of this section, a marijuana product manufacturing facility shall
(1) collect a random sample for testing by selecting a product from each
production lot in an amount required by the marijuana testing facility;
(2) designate an individual responsible for collecting each sample; that individual
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randomly selected for testing;
(B) provide the signed statement to the marijuana testing facility; and
(C) maintain a copy as a business record under 3 AAC 306.755, and
(3) transport the sample to the marijuana testing facility in compliance with
3 AAC 306.750.
(c) After collecting and transporting a sample for testing, a marijuana product
manufacturing facility shall segregate the entire production lot from which the testing sample
was selected until the marijuana testing facility reports the results from its tests. During this
period of segregation, the marijuana product manufacturing facility that provided the sample
shall maintain the production lot in a secure, cool, and dry location to prevent the marijuana
product from becoming contaminated or losing its efficacy. The marijuana product
manufacturing facility may not sell or transport any marijuana product from the segregated lot
until the marijuana testing facility has completed its testing and analysis and provided those
results, in writing, to the marijuana product manufacturing facility that provided the sample. The
marijuana product manufacturing facility shall maintain the testing results as part of its business
records. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.555. Production of marijuana concentrate. (a) Before producing any
marijuana concentrate for sale, a marijuana product manufacturing facility shall develop standard
operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, a safety plan, and a training plan for each
individual employed in an extraction process.
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as follows:
(1) waterbased marijuana concentrate may be produced by extracting
cannabinoids from marijuana by using only water, ice or dry ice;
(2) foodbased marijuana concentrate may be produced by extracting
cannabinoids from marijuana through the use of propylene glycol, glycerin, butter, olive oil, or
other typical cooking fats; infused dairy butter and oils or fats derived from natural sources may
be used to prepare infused edible products, but may not be prepared as stand-alone edible
products for sale;
(3) solvent-based marijuana concentrate may be produced using the hydrocarbons
N-butane, isobutane, propane, or heptane or other solvents or gases the board approves that
exhibit low to minimal potential human healthrelated toxicity; approved solvents must be of at
least ninety-nine percent purity and must be used
(A) in a professional grade closed loop extraction system designed to
recover the solvents;
(B) in an environment with proper ventilation; and
(C) with control of all sources of ignition if a flammable atmosphere is or
may be present.
(c) A marijuana product manufacturing facility using a professional grade closed loop
gas extraction system must ensure that
(1) every vessel is used in compliance with the manufacturer’s stated pressure
ratings;
(2) any CO2 used is of at least ninetynine percent purity;
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closed looped system must be fully trained on how to use the system, have direct access to
applicable material safety data sheets, and handle and store the solvent and gas safely;
(4) a licensed engineer has certified that the professional grade closed loop
system was commercially manufactured, is safe for its intended use, and is built to codes of
recognized and generally accepted engineering practices;
(5) any professional grade closed loop system, and other equipment and facilities
used in the extraction process must be approved for their use by the local fire code official and
must meet any applicable fire, safety, and building code requirements.
(d) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may use heat, screens, presses, steam
distillation, ice water, and other methods without employing solvents or gases to create kief,
hashish, bubble hash, infused dairy butter, or oils or fats derived from natural sources, and other
extracts.
(e) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may use food grade glycerin, ethanol,
and propylene glycol solvents to create extracts. All ethanol must be removed from the extract in
a manner to recapture the solvent and ensure that it is not vented into the atmosphere. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.560. Potency limits per serving and transaction for edible marijuana
products. (a) A marijuana product manufacturing facility may not prepare any product with
potency levels exceeding the following, as tested in compliance with 3 AAC 306.645:
(1) for a single serving of marijuana product, five milligrams active
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(2) in a single packaged unit of marijuana product to be eaten or swallowed, not
more than ten servings, or fifty milligrams of active THC or Delta 9; the THC content must be
homogenous, or evenly distributed throughout the marijuana infused product. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.565. Packaging of marijuana products. (a) A marijuana product
manufacturing facility shall observe the potency limits set out in 3 AAC 306.560 in packaging
each product for resale by a retail marijuana store.
(b) A container or packaging for any edible marijuana product produced by a marijuana
product manufacturing facility must be designed or constructed in compliance with 16 C.F.R.
1700.01 – 1700.20, as amended Dec. 30, 1983 to be significantly difficult for children under five
years of age to open; but not normally difficult for adults to use properly. The container or
packaging may not have any printed images, including cartoon characters, that specifically target
individuals under the age of 21. In addition, the packaging must
(1) protect the product from contamination and not impart any toxic or damaging
substance to the product;
(2) be four mil or greater thickness plastic, heat sealed and with no easy-open
corner, dimple or flap; marijuana product in liquid form may also be sealed using a metal crown
product;
(3) be opaque so that the product cannot be seen without opening the packaging
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than a single use, the packaging must be resealable to childproof standards in compliance with
C.F.R. 1700.01 – 1700.20, as amended Dec. 30, 198; and
(5) if the marijuana product contains multiple servings, the product itself must
have markings or demarcations clearly delineating each serving of the product. For liquid
marijuana products with multiple servings the packaging must indicate the number and size of
individual servings.
(c) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility may transfer marijuana products
that are not edible marijuana products to another licensed facility in wholesale packages not to
exceed 5 pounds.
(d) Each packaged marijuana product must be identified by a tracking label generated by
the marijuana product manufacturing facility’s marijuana inventory control system.
(e) A licensed marijuana product manufacturing facility shall prepare marijuana products
for transfer to another marijuana establishment by
(1) placing marijuana products within a sealed, tamper-evident shipping
container;
(2) affixing a label that complies with 3 AAC 306.570(d) to the shipping
container; and
(3) generating a transport manifest from the marijuana product manufacturing
facility’s marijuana inventory system; the transport manifest must remain with the marijuana
products at all times while being transported, and a copy must be given to the licensed marijuana
establishment that receives the shipment. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
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3 AAC 306.570. Labeling of marijuana products. (a) With each production lot of
marijuana product sold, a marijuana product manufacturing facility must disclose in writing the
name of the licensed marijuana testing facility that performed any required test and the results of
each required test.
(b) A marijuana product may not be labeled as organic unless permitted by the United
States Department of Agriculture in compliance with 7 U.S.C. 6501 (Organic Foods Production
Act of 1990).
(c) A marijuana product manufacturing facility shall affix a label containing the
following information to each package of marijuana product sold to a retail store for resale to a
consumer:
(1) the name and license number of the marijuana product manufacturing facility
where the marijuana product was prepared;
(2) the production lot number assigned to the product in the package;
(3) the net weight of the product in the package, not including weight of
packaging, using a standard of measure compatible with the inventory tracking system;
(4) a label containing the following statements:
(A) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming;”
(B) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do
not operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”
(C) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of
marijuana;” and
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(E) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast
feeding.”
(d) A marijuana product manufacturing facility transporting marijuana product to a
retail marijuana store shall affix a label to the shipping container showing that a licensed
marijuana testing facility has tested each lot of marijuana product in the shipment and giving the
test results, including the following information:
(1) a cannabinoid potency profile expressed as a range of percentages that
extends from the lowest percentage to highest percentage of concentration for each cannabinoid
listed from every test conducted on that production lot from the same marijuana product
manufacturing facility within the last three months;
(2) a statement listing the results of microbial testing required by 3 AAC
306.645(b)(2);
(3) a statement listing the results of residual solvent testing required by 3 AAC
306.645(b)(3), if applicable;
(4) a statement listing any of the following contaminants for which the product
was tested:
(A) molds, mildew and filth, in addition to the testing required by
3 AAC 306.645(b)(2);
(B) herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, and
(C) harmful chemicals.
(e) If a marijuana product manufacturing facility ships wholesale marijuana product from
a production lot of marijuana product that has not been tested for each contaminant listed in
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listed in (d)(4) of this section for which that lot has not been tested. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
Article 6. Marijuana Testing Facilities.
Section
600. Applicability
605. Marijuana testing facility license required
610. Marijuana testing facilities: privileges and prohibitions
615. Application for marijuana testing facility license
620. Approval of testing facility
625. Proficiency testing program
630. Scientific director
635. Testing methodologies
640. Standard operating procedure manual
645. Laboratory testing of marijuana and marijuana products
650. Chain of custody
655. Marijuana inventory tracking system
660. Failed materials, retests
665. Supplemental marijuana quality testing
670. Reporting, verification
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3 AAC 306.600. Applicability. (a) The provisions of 3 AAC 306.600 – 3 AAC
306.675 apply to any person offering any service testing, analyzing, or certifying potency,
moisture content, pesticide or solvent residue, mold, mildew, bacteria, or other contaminant in
marijuana or any marijuana product to any other person including a marijuana establishment or
any member of the public, whether for compensation or not, as a independent or third party
testing facility.
(b) The provisions of 3 AAC 306.600 – 3 AAC 306.675 do not apply to any licensed
marijuana establishment that controls marijuana testing equipment used solely for its own in
house testing of its own cultivated crop, of products produced or manufactured at its own
facility, or of retail products placed or offered for sale in its marijuana retail store. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.605. Marijuana testing facility license required. (a) A person may not
offer or provide any marijuana testing service or test results unless the person has obtained a
marijuana testing facility license from the board in compliance with this chapter, or is an
employee or agent acting for a licensed marijuana testing facility.
(b) A person seeking a marijuana testing facility license must
(1) submit an application for a marijuana testing facility license on a form the
board prescribes, including the information set out at 3 AAC 306.020 and 3 AAC 306.615; and
(2) demonstrate to the board’s satisfaction that the applicant will operate in
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3 AAC 306.700 – 3 AAC 306.755; and
(B) each applicable public health, fire, safety, and tax code and ordinance
of the state and the local government in which the applicant’s proposed licensed premises
are located.
(C) does not hold any marijuana establishment license in Alaska other
than a testing facility license, or have any financial interest in common with any person
who is a licensee of a marijuana establishment in Alaska other than a testing facility
license; and
(D) meets the board’s standards for approval as set out in 3 AAC 306.620
– 3 AAC 306.625.
(c) A licensee of any marijuana testing facility, or an employee or agent of a licensed
marijuana testing facility may not have an ownership interest in, or a direct or indirect financial
interest in any other licensed marijuana establishment. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.610. Marijuana testing facilities: privileges and prohibitions. (a) A
licensed marijuana testing facility may have any amount of marijuana and marijuana product on
its premises at any given time provided that the testing facility’s marijuana inventory tracking
system and other records document that all marijuana and marijuana products are on the
premises only for the testing purposes described in 3 AAC 306.600 – 3 AAC 3306.675.
(b) A licensed marijuana testing facility may not
(1) have any licensee, employee, or agent who holds any type of marijuana
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(2) sell, deliver, distribute, or transfer any marijuana or marijuana product to a
consumer, with or without compensation; or
(3) allow any person to consume marijuana or marijuana product on its licensed
premises. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.615. Application for marijuana testing facility license. An applicant for a
new marijuana testing facility license must file an application on a form the board prescribes,
including
(1) the information required under 3 AAC 306.020; and
(2) the proposed marijuana testing facility’s operating plan, including, in addition
to the information required under 3 AAC 306.020(c), the following:
(A) each test the marijuana testing facility will offer;
(B) the facility’s standard operating procedure for each test the facility
will offer; and
(C) the acceptable range of results for each test the facility will offer.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.620. Approval of testing facility. (a) A person seeking a marijuana testing
facility license must first obtain the approval of the board or the board’s contractor by showing
competence to perform each test the licensee will offer as an independent third party testing
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(1) THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA and CBN potency;
(2) harmful microbials including E. coli or salmonella;
(3) residual solvents;
(4) poisons or toxins;
(5) harmful chemicals;
(6) dangerous molds, mildew or filth;
(7) pesticides.
(b) In evaluating whether a person has shown competence in testing under this section,
the board or the board’s contractor may
(1) conduct an on-site inspection of the applicant’s premises;
(2) require the applicant to demonstrate proficiency in testing; and
(3) examine compliance with any applicable requirement of 3 AAC 306.630 –
3AAC 306.675, and 3 AAC 306.700 – 3AAC 306.755, including
(A) qualifications of personnel;
(B) standard operating procedure for each testing methodology the facility
will use;
(C) proficiency testing results;
(D) quality control and quality assurance;
(E) security;
(F) chain of custody;
(G) specimen retention;
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(J) reporting of results.
(c) In this section, “approval” means the board or its contractor has examined the
qualifications and procedures of the marijuana testing facility license applicant and found them
generally in compliance with good laboratory practices; “approval” does not mean the board
guarantees that the testing facility can or will protect the public from all potential hazards of
marijuana including microbials, poisons or toxins, residual solvents, pesticides, or other
contaminants. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.625. Proficiency testing program. (a) When an accredited proficiency
testing program becomes available in the state, the board may require an applicant for a
marijuana testing facility license to participate successfully in a proficiency testing program
within 12 months before receiving a license. The proficiency testing program must require an
applicant for a marijuana testing facility license or a participating licensed marijuana testing
facility to analyze test samples using the same procedures with the same number of replicate
analyses, standards, testing analysts, and equipment that will be used for product testing.
Successful participation means the positive identification of 80 percent of the target analytes that
the testing facility reports, and must include quantitative results when applicable. Any false
positive results reported will be considered an unsatisfactory score for the proficiency test.
(b) Before renewing the license of a marijuana testing facility, the board may require the
facility to participate in a proficiency testing program with documentation of continued
performance satisfactory to the board. The license of a marijuana testing facility may be limited,
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proficiency testing program.
(c) The scientific director and each testing analyst of an applicant for a marijuana testing
facility license and a licensed marijuana testing facility that participated in a proficiency test
shall sign a corresponding attestation statement. The scientific director must review and evaluate
each proficiency test result.
(d) An applicant for a marijuana testing facility license, and a licensed marijuana testing
facility participating in the proficiency testing program, shall take and document remedial action
when the applicant or the facility meets the standards of (a) of this section, but scores less than
100 percent in a proficiency test. “Remedial action” means the marijuana testing facility’s
scientific director shall, at a minimum, review all samples tested and results reported after the
date of the marijuana testing facility’s last successful proficiency test. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.630. Scientific director. (a) A marijuana testing facility must employ a
scientific director who must be responsible for
(1) overseeing and directing the laboratory’s scientific methods;
(2) ensuring that the laboratory achieves and maintains quality standards of
practice; and
(3) supervising all staff of the laboratory.
(b) The scientific director of a marijuana testing facility must have the following
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college or university and have at least 2 years of post-degree laboratory experience;
(2) a master’s degree in chemical or biological sciences from an accredited
college or university and have at least 4 years of postdegree laboratory experience; or
(3) a bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological sciences from an accredited
college or university and have at least 6 years of post-degree laboratory experience. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.635. Testing methodologies. (a) An applicant for a marijuana testing
facility license and a licensed marijuana testing facility shall
(1) use the following materials, which are hereby adopted by reference, as
guidelines or references for testing methodologies:
(A) Cannabis Inflorescence: Standards of Identity, Analysis, and Quality
Control, Revision 2014 published by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia; and
(B) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Recommended methods
for the identification and analysis of cannabis and cannabis products: Manual for use by national
drug analysis laboratories (2009).
(2) notify the board of any alternative scientifically valid testing methodology the
facility proposes to use for any laboratory test it conducts; the board may require third-party
validation of any monograph, peer reviewed scientific journal article, or analytical method the
marijuana testing facility proposes to follow to ensure the methodology produces comparable
and accurate results.
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testing facility license must be familiar with, and to the extent possible, integrate into the
facility’s operations the good laboratory practices set out in the following materials, hereby
adopted by reference
(1) 21 C.F.R. 58, as revised as of Dec. 22, 1978; and
(2) Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring
published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as revised
as of 1999.
(c) The board or the board’s contractor may inspect the practices, procedures, and
programs adopted, followed, and maintained by the applicant or the licensed marijuana testing
facility; and may examine all records of the applicant or the licensed marijuana testing facility
that are related to the inspection. The board may require an applicant or a licensed marijuana
testing facility to have an independent third party inspect and monitor laboratory operations to
assess testing competency and the facility’s compliance with its quality program. The board may
require random validation of a marijuana testing facility’s execution of all testing methodologies
the facility uses. The marijuana testing facility must pay all costs of validation. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
Editor’s note: Cannabis Inflorescence: Standards of Identity, Analysis, and Quality
Control, Revision 2014, published by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia may be obtained
from the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, P.O. Box 66809, Scotts Valley, California 95067, or
at the Internet address http://www.herbal-ahp.org/
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Recommended methods for the identification
and analysis of cannabis and cannabis products: Manual for use by national drug analysis
laboratories (2009).is available at the internet address
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OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring published
by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as revised as of 1997 is
available at the internet address
3 AAC 306.640. Standard operating procedure manual. (a) An applicant for a
marijuana testing facility license and a licensed marijuana testing facility must have a written
procedures manual with detailed instructions explaining how to perform each testing method the
applicant or marijuana testing facility uses, and minimum standards for each test. The written
procedures manual must be available to each employee of the marijuana testing facility at all
times. A standard operating procedures manual must cover at least the following procedures:
(1) sample preparation;
(2) reagent, solution, and reference standard preparation;
(3) instrument setup, where applicable;
(4) standardization of volumetric reagent solutions, as applicable;
(5) data acquisition; and
(6) calculation of results.
(b) The scientific director of a licensed marijuana testing facility shall approve, sign, and
date each standard operating procedure, and each revision to any standard operating procedure.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.645. Laboratory Testing of Marijuana and Marijuana Products. (a) A
licensed marijuana testing facility must use the general body of required laboratory tests for
marijuana plant material, any extract or concentrate of marijuana, and any edible marijuana
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moisture content, foreign matter inspection, microbial screening, pesticide, other chemical
residue, and metals screening, and residual solvents levels. A marijuana testing facility shall
establish a schedule of fees and sample size required for each test it offers.
(b) The tests required for each marijuana type or marijuana product, are as follows:
(1) potency testing is required on marijuana bud and flower, marijuana
concentrate, and marijuana product, and is subject to the following rules:
(A) required cannabinoid potency test must at least determine the
concentration of THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA and CBN cannabinoids; a marijuana testing
facility may test and report results for any additional cannabinoid provided the test is
conducted in compliance with a validated method;
(B) a marijuana testing facility shall report potency test results as follows:
(i) for a potency test on marijuana and marijuana concentrate, by
listing for each required cannabinoid a single percentage concentration that
represents an average of all samples within the test batch; alternatively, the sum of
THC + THCA may be reported as total THC; the sum of CBD + CBDA may be
reported as total CBD;
(ii) for a potency test on a marijuana product, whether conducted
on each individual production lot or using process validation, by listing for each
cannabinoid the total number of milligrams contained within a single retail
marijuana product unit for sale; and
(iii) for testing whether the THC content is homogenous, the THC
content of each single serving in a multi-unit package must be reported, and must
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package with 5 servings, each serving must contain between 4 and 6 mg of THC;
(C) edible marijuana products will be considered to have failed potency
testing if:
(i) an individuallypackaged edible retail marijuana product
contained within a test lot is determined to have more than 50 mg of THC within
it, then the test batch is considered to have failed potency testing;
(ii) if the THC content of an edible marijuana product is not
homogenous, then it is considered to have failed potency testing;
(2) microbial testing for the listed substances on the listed marijuana products is
required as follows:
Substance
Acceptable Limits Per Gram
Product to be Tested
Shigatoxin producing
Escherichia coli (STEC)*Bacteria
< 1 Colony Forming Unit (CFU/g)
Flower; Retail Marijuana
Products; Waterand Food
Based Concentrates
Salmonella species* Bacteria
< 1 Colony Forming Unit (CFU/g)
Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus
flavus, Aspergillus niger Fungus
< 1 Colony Forming Unit (CFU/g)
(3) testing for the listed residual solvents and metals on the listed marijuana
products is required as follows:
Substance
Acceptable Limits Per Gram
Product to be Tested
Butanes
< 800 Parts Per Million (PPM)
SolventBased Concentrates
Heptanes
< 500 Parts Per Million (PPM)
Benzene**
< 1 Parts Per Million (PPM)
Toluene**
< 1 Parts Per Million (PPM)
Hexane**
< 10 Parts Per Million (PPM)
Total Xylenes (m,p, oxylenes)**
< 1 Parts Per Million (PPM)
Any solvent not permitted for
use pursuant to Rule R 605.
None Detected
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
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adequate chain of custody and sample requirement instructions that include
(1) issuing instructions for the minimum sample requirements and storage
requirements;
(2) documenting the condition of the external package and integrity seals utilized
to prevent contamination of, or tampering with, the sample;
(3) documenting the condition and amount of sample provided at the time the
sample is received at the facility;
(4) documenting each person handling the original samples, aliquots, and
extracts;
(5) documenting any transfer of samples, aliquots, and extracts to another
marijuana testing facility for additional testing or at the request of the marijuana cultivation
facility or marijuana product manufacturer that provided the testing sample;
(6) maintaining a current list of authorized personnel and restricting entry to the
facility to those authorized persons;
(7) securing the facility during non-working hours;
(8) securing shortterm and long-term storage areas when not in use;
(9) using a secured area to log in and aliquot samples;
(10) ensuring samples are stored appropriately; and
(11) documenting the disposal of samples, aliquots, and extracts. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
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facility shall use an inventory tracking system as provided in 3 AAC 306.730 to ensure all
marijuana transported to the marijuana testing facility’s premises is identified and tracked from
the time the marijuana arrives at the testing facility to the use and destruction of the marijuana in
testing, or disposal in compliance with 3 AAC 306.740.
(b) When a marijuana testing facility completes any testing, use, or research, it shall
immediately dispose of any sample received under this section. If a marijuana testing facility
disposes of a sample received under this section, the testing facility shall document the disposal
of the sample using its inventory control system. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.660. Failed materials, retests. (a) If a sample tested by a marijuana testing
facility does not pass the required tests based on the standards set out in 3 AAC 306.645, the
facility that provided the sample shall
(1) dispose of the entire harvest batch or production lot from which the sample
was taken; and
(2) document the disposal of the sample using its marijuana inventory control
system.
(b) If a sample of marijuana fails a required test, any marijuana plant trim, leaf, and other
usable material from the same plants automatically fails the required test. The board may
approve a request to allow a batch of marijuana that fails a required test to be used to make a
CO2 or solvent-based extract. After processing, the CO2 or solvent-based extract must pass all
required tests.
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petitions for a re-test of marijuana or a marijuana product that failed a required test, the board
may authorize a retest to validate the test results. The marijuana cultivation facility or a
marijuana product manufacturing facility must pay all costs of a retest. (Eff. ___/___ /____,
Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.665. Supplemental marijuana quality testing. (a) The board or director
may at any time determine that the interests of the public require random supplemental testing of
marijuana or a marijuana product. When the board or director requires random supplemental
marijuana testing, the board or director will direct the marijuana cultivation facility that produced
the marijuana, or the marijuana product manufacturing facility that manufactured the product, to
submit a specified sample, batch, or packaged product to a designated marijuana testing facility.
The material must be packaged in a manner that ensures the testing facility will be able to
confirm that it has received and is testing the correct supplemental sample.
(b) When a marijuana testing facility receives a sample for supplemental laboratory
testing under this section, the marijuana testing facility shall
(1) perform any required laboratory test the board requests; and
(2) report its results to the board or director and the facility that provided the
sample.
(c) A marijuana testing facility that conducts laboratory testing under this section shall
bill all costs directly to the marijuana cultivation facility or the marijuana product manufacturing
facility that provided the samples for testing. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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3 AAC 306.670. Reporting, verification. (a) A marijuana testing facility must report
the result of each required laboratory test directly into its marijuana inventory control system
within twenty-four hours after the test is completed. A marijuana testing facility must provide
the final report
(1) to the facility that submitted the sample in a timely manner; and
(2) to the director within 72 hours when results of tested samples exceed
allowable levels.
(b) A marijuana testing facility shall establish procedures to ensure that reported results
are accurate, precise, and scientifically valid. To ensure reported results are valid, a marijuana
testing facility must include in all final reports:
(1) the name and location of the marijuana testing facility;
(2) the unique sample identifier assigned by the testing facility;
(3) the marijuana establishment or other person that submitted the testing sample;
(4) the sample identifier provided by the person that submitted the testing
sample;
(5) the date the facility received the sample;
(6) the chain of custody identifier;
(7) the date of report;
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(11) any other information or qualifiers needed for interpretation of the test
method and the results being reported, including any identified and documented discrepancy.
(c) A marijuana testing facility may amend a final report for clerical purposes except that
test results may not be amended. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.675. Records retention. A marijuana testing facility shall maintain the
business records required under 3 AAC 306.755 for the period of time specified in that section.
The books and records required under 3 AAC 306.755(a)(1) include:
(1) test results;
(2) quality control and quality assurance records;
(3) standard operating procedures;
(4) chain of custody records;
(5) proficiency testing records;
(6) analytical data to include printouts generated by the instrumentation;
(7) accession numbers;
(8) specimen type;
(9) raw data of calibration standards and curves, controls and subject results;
(10) final and amended reports;
(11) acceptable reference range parameters;
(12) identity of analyst; and
(13) date of analysis. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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Article 7. Operating Requirements for All Marijuana Establishments.
Section
700. Marijuana handler permit
705. Licensed premises, alteration
710. Restricted access areas
715. Security alarm systems and lock standards
720. Video surveillance
725. Inspection of licensed premises
730. Marijuana inventory tracking system
735. Health and safety standards
740. Waste disposal
745. Standardized scales
750. Transportation
755. Business records
3 AAC 306.700. Marijuana handler permit. (a) A marijuana establishment and each
licensee, employee, or agent of the marijuana establishment who sells, cultivates, manufactures,
tests, or transports marijuana or a marijuana product, or who checks the identification of a
consumer or visitor, shall obtain a marijuana handler permit from the board before being licensed
or beginning employment at a marijuana establishment.
(b) To obtain a marijuana handler permit, a person shall complete a marijuana handler
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understanding of the course material, and obtain a certificate of course completion from the
course provider. An approved marijuana handler permit education course must cover at least the
following topics:
(1) AS 17.37, AS 17.38, and this chapter;
(2) the effects of consumption of marijuana and marijuana products;
(3) how to identify a person impaired by consumption of marijuana;
(3) how to determine valid identification;
(4) how to intervene to prevent unlawful marijuana consumption; and
(5) the penalty for an unlawful act by a licensee, an employee, or an agent of a
marijuana establishment.
(c) To obtain a marijuana handler permit, a person who has completed the marijuana
handler permit course described under (b) of this section shall present the course completion
certificate, along with a report of criminal justice information obtained from the Department of
Public Safety under AS 12.62.160 to the director. The director shall issue a marijuana handler
permit card valid for three years from the date of issue. A person may renew a card issued under
this section by passing a written test demonstrating an understanding of the course subjects.
(d) A licensee, employee, or agent of a marijuana establishment shall keep the marijuana
handler permit card described in (c) of this section in that person’s immediate possession when
on the licensed premises of the retail marijuana store.
(e) The board will review an approved marijuana handler permit education course at
least once every three years, and may rescind approval of the course if the board finds that the
education course contents are insufficient or inaccurate. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.705. Licensed premises, alteration. (a) A marijuana establishment license
will be issued for a specific licensed premises, which is a place clearly designated in a license
application and described by a line drawing submitted with the license application. The licensed
premises must
(1) have adequate space for its approved operations, including growing,
manufacturing, processing, packaging, or storing marijuana or marijuana products; and
(2) be located and constructed to facilitate cleaning, maintenance, and proper
operation.
(b) A marijuana establishment’s license must be posted in a conspicuous place within the
licensed premises.
(c) A holder of a marijuana establishment license may not alter the functional floor plan
or reduce or expand the area of the licensed premises without first obtaining the director’s
written approval. A marijuana establishment license holder seeking to change or modify the
licensed premises shall submit a request for approval of the change on a form prescribed by the
board, along with
(1) the fee prescribed in 3 AAC 306.100;
(2) a drawing showing the proposed change;
(3) evidence that the proposed change conforms to any local restrictions; and
(4) evidence that the licensee has obtained any applicable local building permit.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.710. Restricted access areas. (a) A marijuana establishment shall restrict
access to any part of the licensed premises where marijuana or a marijuana product is grown,
processed, tested, stored, or stocked.
(b) Except as provided in 3 AAC 306.325 for a marijuana retail store, each entrance to a
restricted access area must be marked by a sign that says “Restricted access area. Visitors must
be escorted.” A marijuana establishment shall limit the number of visitors to not more than five
visitors for each licensee, employee, or agent of the licensee who is actively engaged in
supervising those visitors.
(c) In a restricted access area, any licensee, employee, and agent of the marijuana
establishment shall wear a current identification badge bearing the person’s photograph. A
person under the age of 21 may not enter any restricted access area. Any visitor to the restricted
area must
(1) show identification as required in 3 AAC 306.350 to prove that person is not
under the age of 21;
(2) obtain a visitor identification badge before entering the restricted access area;
and
(3) be escorted at all times by a licensee, or an employee or an agent of the
marijuana establishment. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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3 AAC 306.715. Security alarm systems and lock standards. (a) Each licensee,
employee, or agent of a marijuana establishment shall display an identification badge issued by
the marijuana establishment at all times when on the marijuana establishment’s licensed
premises.
(b) The licensed premises of a marijuana establishment must have
(1) exterior lighting to facilitate surveillance;
(2) a security alarm system on all exterior doors and windows; and
(3) continuous video monitoring as provided in 3 AAC 306.720.
(c) A marijuana establishment shall have policies and procedures that
(1) are designed to prevent diversion of marijuana or marijuana product;
(2) prevent loitering;
(3) describe the use of any additional security device, such as a motion detector,
pressure switch, and duress, panic, or hold-up alarm to enhance security of its licensed premises;
and
(4) describe the actions to be taken by a licensee, employee, or agent of the
marijuana establishment when any automatic or electronic notification system alerts a local law
enforcement agency of an unauthorized breach of security.
(d) A marijuana establishment must use commercial grade, non-residential door locks on
all exterior entry points to the licensed premises. Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
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maintain a video surveillance and camera recording system as provided in this section. The
video system must cover
(1) each restricted access area and each entrance to a restricted access area within
the licensed premises;
(2) each entrance to the exterior of the licensed premises;
(3) each point-of-sale (POS) area.
(b) At a marijuana establishment, a required video camera must be placed in a way that
produces a clear view adequate to identify any individual inside the licensed premises, or within
20 feet of each entrance to the licensed premises. Both the interior and the exterior of each
entrance to the facility must be recorded by a video camera.
(c) Any area where marijuana is grown, cured, or manufactured, or where marijuana
waste is destroyed, must have a camera placement in the room facing the primary entry door, and
in adequate fixed positions, at a height which will provide a clear, unobstructed view of the
regular activity without a sight blockage from lighting hoods, fixtures, or other equipment, in
order to allow for the clear and certain identification of any person and activity in the area at all
times.
(d) Surveillance recording equipment and video surveillance records must be housed in a
locked and secure area or in a lock box, cabinet, closet or other secure area that is accessible only
to a marijuana establishment licensee or authorized employee, and to law enforcement personnel
including an agent of the board. A marijuana establishment may use an offsite monitoring
service and offsite storage of video surveillance records as long as security requirements at the
offsite facility are at least as strict as onsite security requirements as described in this section.
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that can be easily accessed for viewing. All recorded images must clearly and accurately display
the time and date, and must be archived in a format that does not permit alteration of the
recorded image, so that the images can readily be authenticated. After 40 days, a marijuana
establishment may erase video recordings, unless the licensee knows or should know of any
pending criminal, civil, or administrative investigation for which the video recording may
contain relevant information. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.725. Inspection of licensed premises. (a) A marijuana establishment or an
applicant for a marijuana establishment license under this chapter shall, upon request, make the
licensed premises or the proposed licensed premises, including any place for storage, available
for inspection by the director, an employee or agent of the board, or an officer charged with the
enforcement of this chapter. The board or the director may also request a local fire protection
agency or any other state agency with health and safety responsibilities to inspect licensed
premises or proposed licensed premises.
(b) Inspection under this section includes inspection of the premises, facilities,
qualifications of personnel, methods of operation, business and financial records, marijuana
inventory tracking system, policies, and purposes of any marijuana establishment and of any
applicant for a marijuana establishment license. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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3 AAC 306.730. Marijuana inventory tracking system. (a) A marijuana
establishment shall use a marijuana inventory tracking system capable of sharing information
with the system the board implements to ensure all marijuana cultivated and sold in the state, and
each marijuana product processed and sold in the state, is identified and tracked from the time
the marijuana is propagated from seed or cutting, through transfer to another licensed marijuana
establishment, or use in manufacturing a product, to a completed sale of marijuana or marijuana
product, or disposal of the harvest batch of marijuana or production lot of marijuana product.
(b) All marijuana delivered to a marijuana establishment must be weighed on a scale
certified in compliance with 3 AAC 306.745. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.735. Health and safety standards. (a) A marijuana establishment is
subject to inspection by the local fire department, building inspector, or code enforcement officer
to confirm that no health or safety concerns are present.
(b) A marijuana establishment shall take all reasonable measures and precautions to
ensure that
(1) any person who has an illness, an open sore or infected wound, or other
potential source of infection may not come in contact with marijuana or a marijuana product
while the illness or source of infection persists;
(2) the licensed premises have
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good repair and sanitary condition; and
(B) convenient hand-washing facilities with running water at a suitable
temperature; the marijuana establishment shall require employees to wash or sanitize
their hands, and must provide effective handcleaning, sanitizing preparations, and drying
devices;
(3) each person working in direct contact with marijuana or a marijuana product
shall conform to good hygienic practices while on duty, including
(A) maintaining adequate personal cleanliness; and
(B) washing hands thoroughly in an adequate handwashing area before
starting work, after using toilet facilities, and at any other time when the person’s hands
may have become soiled or contaminated;
(4) litter, waste, and rubbish are properly removed; the waste disposal equipment
must be maintained and adequate to
(A) avoid contaminating any area where marijuana or any marijuana
product is stored, displayed, or sold; and
(B) prevent causing odors or attracting pests;
(5) floors, walls, and ceilings must be constructed to allow adequate cleaning,
and must be kept clean and in good repair;
(6) adequate lighting is installed in any area where marijuana or a marijuana
product is stored, displayed, or sold, and where any equipment or utensil is cleaned;
(7) screening or other protection adequately protects against the entry of pests;
(8) any building, fixture, and other facility is maintained in sanitary condition;
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be identified and stored in a safe manner to protect against contamination of marijuana or
marijuana product and in compliance with any applicable local, state, or federal law;
(10) adequate sanitation principles are used in any receiving, inspecting,
transporting, and storing of marijuana or marijuana product; and
(11) any marijuana or marijuana product must be held in a manner that prevents
the growth of bacteria, microbes, or other undesirable microorganisms.
(c) A marijuana establishment shall ensure that any marijuana or marijuana product that
has been stored beyond its usable life, or was stored improperly, is not salvaged and returned to
the marketplace; in this section, “stored improperly” means being exposed to extremes in
temperature, humidity, smoke, fumes, pressure, or radiation due to a natural disaster, fire,
accident, or equipment failure.
(d) If a marijuana establishment does not have reliable information about the age or
storage conditions of marijuana or a marijuana product in its possession, the marijuana
establishment may salvage the marijuana only if:
(1) a licensed marijuana testing facility determines from quality assurance testing
that the marijuana or marijuana product meets all applicable standards of moisture, potency, and
contaminants;
(2) inspection of the premises where a disaster or accident occurred shows that
the marijuana or marijuana product stored there was not adversely affected by the disaster or
accident; and
(3) the marijuana establishment maintains a record of the salvaged marijuana or
marijuana product in its marijuana inventory tracking system, including the name, lot number
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.740. Waste disposal. (a) A marijuana establishment shall store, manage,
and dispose of any solid or liquid waste, including wastewater generated during marijuana
cultivation production, processing, testing, or retail sales, in compliance with applicable federal,
state, and local laws and regulations.
(b) Marijuana waste must be rendered unusable for any purpose for which it was grown
or produced before it leaves a marijuana establishment. Marijuana waste includes:
(1) marijuana plant waste, including roots, stalks, leaves, and stems that have not
been processed with solvent;
(2) solid marijuana sample plant waste in the possession of a marijuana testing
facility; and
(3) other waste as determined by the board.
(c) A marijuana establishment shall
(1) give the board at least 3 days notice in the marijuana inventory tracking
system required under 3 AAC 306.730 before making the waste unusable and disposing of it;
except that the director may authorize immediate disposal on an emergency basis; and
(2) keep a record of the final destination of marijuana waste made unusable.
(d) Marijuana plant waste must be made unusable by grinding the marijuana plant waste
and mixing it with at least an equal amount of other compostable or non-compostable materials.
A marijuana establishment may use other methods to make marijuana waste unusable if the
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includes
(1) compostable materials including food waste, yard waste, vegetable based
grease or oils, or other wastes approved by the board when the mixed material can be used as
compost feedstock or in another organic waste method such as an anaerobic digester with
approval of any applicable local government entity; or
(2) non-compostable materials including paper waste, cardboard waste, plastic
waste, oil, or other wastes approved by the board when the mixed material may be delivered to a
permitted solid waste facility, incinerator, or other facility with approval of any applicable local
government entity.
(e) When marijuana or a marijuana product is found by, or surrendered to, a law
enforcement officer including an airport security officer, the officer may dispose of the
marijuana or marijuana product as provided in this section or by any method that is allowed
under any applicable local ordinance. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.745. Standardized scales. A marijuana establishment shall use certified
scales in compliance with AS 45.75.080, the Alaska Weights and Measures Act. A marijuana
establishment shall
(1) maintain registration and inspection reports of certified scales; and
(2) upon request by the board or the director, provide a copy of the registration and
inspection reports of the certified scales to the board or the director for review. (Eff. ___/___
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AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.750. Transportation. (a) A licensed marijuana establishment shall
transport marijuana as follows:
(1) a marijuana cultivation facility may transport marijuana to a marijuana
cultivator’s broker, another marijuana cultivation facility, a marijuana product manufacturing
facility, a marijuana testing facility, or a marijuana retail store;
(2) a marijuana broker may transport marijuana to the broker’s own storage area,
a marijuana product manufacturing facility, a marijuana testing facility, or a marijuana retail
store;
(3) a marijuana product manufacturing facility may transport a marijuana product
to another marijuana product manufacturing facility, a marijuana testing facility, or a marijuana
retail store;
(4) a marijuana testing facility may transport marijuana or a marijuana product to
the facility from which it received the marijuana or another marijuana testing facility; and
(5) a marijuana retail store may transport marijuana or a marijuana product to
another marijuana retail store.
(b) A marijuana establishment from which a shipment of marijuana or marijuana product
originates is responsible for preparing, packaging, and securing the marijuana or marijuana
product during shipment, for recording the transfer in the marijuana inventory tracking system,
and for preparing the transport manifest. Any individual transporting marijuana in compliance
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(c) When any marijuana or marijuana product is transported, the marijuana establishment
that originates the transport shall use the marijuana tracking system to record the type, amount
and weight of marijuana or marijuana product being transported, the name of the transporter, the
time of departure and expected delivery, and the make, model and license plate number of the
transporting vehicle. A complete printed transport manifest on a form prescribed by the board
must be kept with the marijuana or marijuana product at all times.
(d) During transport, any marijuana or marijuana product must be in a sealed package or
container in a locked, safe and secure storage compartment in the vehicle transporting the
marijuana or marijuana product. The sealed package may not be opened during transport. Any
vehicle transporting marijuana or marijuana product must travel directly from the shipping
marijuana establishment to the receiving marijuana establishment, and must not make any
unnecessary stops in between except to deliver or pick up marijuana or marijuana product at any
other licensed marijuana establishment.
(e) When a marijuana establishment receives marijuana or a marijuana product
transported in compliance with this section, the recipient of the shipment shall use the marijuana
inventory tracking system to report the type, amount, and weight of marijuana or marijuana
product received. The licensed recipient shall refuse to accept any shipment of marijuana or
marijuana product that is not accompanied by the transport manifest.
(f) A marijuana establishment must keep records of all marijuana or marijuana product
shipped from or received at that marijuana establishment as required under 3 AAC 306.755.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
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AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.755. Business records. (a) A marijuana establishment shall
maintain, in a format that is readily understood by a reasonably prudent business person, the
following information:
(1) all books and records necessary to fully account for each business transaction
conducted under its license for the current year and three preceding calendar years; records for
the last six months must be maintained on the marijuana establishment’s licensed premises;
older records may be archived on or off premises;
(2) a current employee list setting out the full name and marijuana handler permit
number of each licensee, employee, and agent who works at the marijuana establishment;
(3) the business contact information for vendors that maintain video surveillance
systems and security alarm systems for the licensed premises;
(4) records related to advertising and marketing;
(5) a current diagram of the licensed premises including each restricted access
area;
(6) a log recording the name, and date and time of entry of each visitor permitted
in a restricted access area;
(7) all records normally retained for tax purposes;
(8) accurate and comprehensive inventory tracking records that account for all
marijuana inventory activity from seed or immature plant stage until the retail marijuana or retail
marijuana product is sold to a consumer, to another marijuana establishment, or destroyed; and
(9) transportation records for marijuana and marijuana product as required under
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(b) A marijuana establishment shall provide any record required to be kept on the
licensed premises to an employee of the board upon request. Any record kept off premises must
be provided to the board’s employees within three business days after a request for the record.
(c) A marijuana establishment is required to exercise due diligence in preserving and
maintaining all required records. Loss of records and data, including electronically maintained
records, will not be considered an excuse for a violation of this rule. Failure to retain records
required under this section may be interpreted by the board as a license violation affecting public
safety. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
Article 8. Enforcement and Civil Penalties.
Section
800. Inspection and investigation
805. Report or notice of violation
810. Suspension or revocation of license
815. Suspension or revocation based on act of employee
820. Procedure for action on license suspension or revocation
825. Summary suspension to protect public health, safety, or welfare.
830. Seizure of marijuana or marijuana product
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845. Appeal
850. Surrender or destruction of license
3 AAC 306.800. Inspection and investigation. (a) The director, an enforcement agent,
an employee of the board, or a peace officer acting in an official capacity, may
(1) inspect the licensed premises of any marijuana establishment, including any
marijuana and marijuana product on the premises, equipment used in cultivating, processing,
testing, or storing marijuana, the marijuana establishment’s inventory tracking system, business
records, and computers, at any reasonable time and in a reasonable manner;
(2) issue a report or notice as provided in 3 AAC 306.805; and
(3) as authorized under AS 17.38.085, exercise peace officer powers and take any
other action the director determines is necessary.
(b) A marijuana establishment, and any licensee, employee, or agent in charge shall
cooperate with the director, an enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer
acting in an official capacity, to enforce the laws related to marijuana, including
(1) permitting entry upon and inspection of the licensed premises; and
(2) providing access to business records at reasonable times when requested by
the director, an enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.805. Report or notice of violation. (a) The director, an enforcement agent,
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inspection report, an advisory report, or a notice of violation before taking action to suspend or
revoke a marijuana establishment license.
(b) An inspection report documents an investigator’s inspection of licensed premises.
An inspection report must be prepared on a form the board prescribes and include information
prescribed by statute, regulation, or the board.
(c) The director, an enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer may
issue an advisory notice when an incident occurs or a defect is noted that could result in a
violation of a statute, regulation, or municipal ordinance. An advisory notice may result from an
inspection report, but is not a basis for administrative action unless the incident or defect
continues or is not corrected.
(d) The director, an enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer may
issue a notice of violation when an inspection report or other credible information shows a
marijuana establishment is in violation of AS 17.38, this chapter, or other law relating to
marijuana. The notice of violation must be delivered to the marijuana establishment at its
licensed premises, and to the board. The notice must describe any violation, and cite the
applicable statute, regulation, or order of the board. A marijuana establishment that receives a
notice of violation may respond to the notice orally or in writing, and may, within ten days after
receiving the notice, request an opportunity to appear before the board. A notice of violation
may be the basis of a proceeding to suspend or revoke a marijuana establishment’s license as
provided under 3 AAC 306.810. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
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3 AAC 306.810. Suspension or revocation of license. (a) The board will suspend or
revoke a marijuana establishment license issued under this chapter if any licensee is convicted of
a felony, or if the board becomes aware that a licensee did not disclose a previous felony
conviction.
(b) The board may suspend or revoke a license issued under this chapter, refuse to renew
a license, or impose a civil fine, if the board finds that a licensee for any marijuana establishment
(1) misrepresented a material fact on an application for a marijuana establishment
license, or an affidavit, report, or signed statement under AS 17.38 or this chapter; or
(2) is following any practice or procedure that is contrary to the best interests of
the public, including
(A) using any process not approved by the board for extracting or
manufacturing marijuana concentrate or products; or
(B) selling or distributing any marijuana concentrate or product that has
not been approved by the board;
(3) failed, within a reasonable time after receiving a notice of violation from the
director, to correct any defect that is the subject of the notice of violation of
(A) AS 17.38 or this chapter;
(B) a condition or restriction imposed by the board; or
(C) other applicable law;
(4) knowingly allowed an employee or agent to violate AS 17.38, this chapter, or
a condition or restriction imposed by the board;
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(6) used the licensed premises for any illegal purpose including gambling,
possession or use of narcotics other than marijuana, prostitution, or sex trafficking.
(c) A local government may notify the director if it obtains evidence that a marijuana
establishment has violated a provision of AS 17.38, this chapter, or a condition the board has
imposed on the marijuana establishment. Unless the board finds that the local government’s
notice is arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable, the director will prepare the notice and
supporting evidence as an accusation against the marijuana establishment under AS 44.62.360,
and conduct proceedings to resolve the matter as described under 3 AAC 306.820. (Eff. ___/___
/____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.815. Suspension or revocation based on act of employee. If, in a
proceeding to suspend or revoke a marijuana establishment license under 3 AAC 306.810 and
3 AAC 306.820, evidence shows that an employee or agent of a licensed marijuana
establishment was responsible for an act that would justify suspension or revocation of the
marijuana establishment’s license if committed by a licensee, the board may find that licensee
knowingly allowed the act if
(1) the licensee was physically present when the violation occurred, and knew or
should have known, the violation was occurring and took no action to stop it;
(2) the licensee failed to adequately supervise the agent or employee;
(3) the licensee failed to adequately train the agent or employee in the
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(4) the licensee was reckless or careless in hiring the agent or employee. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.820. Procedure for action on license suspension or revocation. A
proceeding to suspend or revoke a license must be initiated by service of an accusation on the
marijuana establishment in compliance with AS 44.62.360 and AS 44.62.380, and conducted in
compliance with AS 44.62.330 – AS 44.62.630. The accusation must be served at the address of
the licensed premises, or at the address of the licensee who is responsible for management and
compliance with laws as listed in the marijuana establishment license application in compliance
with 3 AAC 306.020(b)(5). The marijuana establishment is entitled to a hearing as provided
under AS 44.62.390. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.825. Summary suspension to protect public health, safety, or welfare.
(a) If the director finds that a person holding a marijuana establishment license has acted and
appears to be continuing to act in a way that constitutes an immediate threat to the public health,
safety or welfare, the director may issue an order immediately suspending the license of that
person, and ordering an immediate stop to the activity that constitutes the threat to the public
health, safety, or welfare.
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immediately give the marijuana establishment subject to the summary suspension order notice of
the reasons for the summary suspension, and of the time and place for an expedited hearing
before the board. Unless the marijuana establishment subject to the summary suspension order
requests a delay, the hearing will be held within five days after the director gives notice of the
reasons for the summary suspension and the scheduled hearing. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.830. Seizure of marijuana or marijuana product. (a) The director, an
enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer acting in an official capacity,
may seize marijuana or any marijuana product from a licensed marijuana establishment if the
marijuana establishment has
(1) any marijuana or marijuana product not properly logged into the marijuana
establishment’s marijuana inventory tracking system;
(2) any adulterated marijuana food or drink product forbidden under 3 AAC
306.510(a)(4); or
(3) any marijuana or marijuana product that is not properly packaged and labeled
as provided in 3 AAC 306.465 and 3 AAC 306.470 or 3 AAC 306.565 and 3 AAC 306.570.
(b) If the director, an enforcement agent, an employee of the board, or a peace officer
acting in an official capacity, seizes marijuana or a marijuana product under this section, the
director shall update the marijuana inventory control tracking system to reflect the seizure and
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give the marijuana establishment from which the marijuana or marijuana product was seized
notice of the reasons for the seizure and the time and place of a hearing before the board. Unless
the marijuana establishment from which the marijuana or marijuana product was seized requests
a delay, the hearing will be held within ten days after the director gives notice of the reasons for
seizure and the scheduled hearing. If the seizure occurs in connection with a summary
suspension under 3 AAC 306.825, the hearing will be combined with a hearing on the summary
suspension.
(c) If the marijuana establishment from which the marijuana or marijuana product was
seized does not request or participate in a hearing under this section, or if, after a hearing the
board finds that seizure of the marijuana or marijuana product was justified, the marijuana or
marijuana product will be destroyed by burning, crushing, or mixing with other material to make
the marijuana or marijuana product unusable as provided in 3 AAC 306.740.
(d) If a seizure under this section is of marijuana plants in place in a licensed standard or
limited marijuana cultivation facility, the seizure order may direct the cultivation facility to
continue care of the plants until the hearing, but prohibit any transfer, sale, or other commercial
activity related to the plants. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.835. Hearing. (a) Except as provided in 3 AAC 306.825 or 3 AAC
306.830, any person aggrieved by an action of the director, an enforcement agent, or an
employee of the board, may request a hearing in compliance with AS 44.62.390 by filing a
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defense as provided in this section constitutes a waiver of the right to a hearing.
(b) The Office of Administrative Hearings will conduct the hearing in compliance with
due process, the Alaska Administrative Procedure Act, AS 44.62.330 – AS 44.62.630, and the
applicable regulations adopted by the Office of Administrative Hearings at 2 AAC 64.100 –
2 AAC 64.990. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.840. Civil fines. (a) The board may, in addition to any other penalties
imposed under this title, impose a civil fine on a marijuana establishment, licensee, or person that
the board determines has violated a provision of AS 17.38 or this chapter.
(b) In a proceeding under 3 AAC 306.810 – 3 AAC 306.830, the board may impose a
civil fine, not to exceed the greater of
(1) an amount that is three times the monetary gain realized by the marijuana
establishment, licensee, or person as a result of the violation, as determined by the board;
(2) $10,000 for the first violation;
(3) $30,000 for the second violation; or
(4) $50,000 for the third or subsequent violation. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register
____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
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action of the director, an enforcement agent, or an employee of the board charged with enforcing
AS 17.38 or this chapter, including suspending or revoking a license, seizing marijuana or a
marijuana product, or imposing a civil fine.
(b) A person aggrieved by a final decision of the board suspending or revoking a license
under this chapter, or imposing a civil fine may appeal to the superior court under AS 44.62.560.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
3 AAC 306.850. Surrender or destruction of license. A license issued under this
chapter must be surrendered to the director, an enforcement agent, or an employee of the board
on demand if the director or board so orders. A license issued under this chapter must be
surrendered within 10 days after the marijuana establishment loses or vacates the licensed
premises. If a license is destroyed, the marijuana establishment shall promptly notify the board.
(Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.085 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.087 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.090
Article 9. General Provisions.
Section
900. Marijuana clubs prohibited
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910. Refusal to sell marijuana
915. Exercise of authority
920. Death of licensee
990. Definitions
3 AAC 306.900. Marijuana clubs prohibited. (a) A person may not maintain a place
where marijuana or marijuana products are received or kept, or to which marijuana or marijuana
products are brought for consumption by the public or by members of a club, association, or
corporation unless the person is authorized to do so under this title.
(b) A person may not maintain, operate, or lease premises for the purpose of providing a
place for consuming marijuana or marijuana products for consideration by members of the public
or other persons, unless the person is authorized to do so under this title.
(c) In this section, “consideration” includes a membership fee, a cover charge, the sale of
food, ice, mixers, or other drinks, or the furnishing of marijuana accessories for use in the
consumption of marijuana or any marijuana product.
(d) A person violating this section is subject to a civil fine as provided in 3 AAC
306.840. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090
AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.905. Public records. Marijuana establishment applications are public
records. The board may, at the request of any applicant, designate materials confidential if they
(1) contain proprietary information including trade secrets; or
(2) are required to be kept confidential by any federal or state law or regulation.
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Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.900
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.100 AS 40.25.110
AS 17.38.084
3 AAC 306.910. Refusal to sell marijuana. Nothing in this chapter prohibits a licensee
from refusing to sell marijuana or marijuana products to any person unless that refusal is a
violation of AS 18.80.210. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090
AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.915. Exercise of authority. Until a marijuana establishment surrenders its
license to the board, and so long as business is conducted under the license on the licensed
premises, the person holding the license, whether an individual, a partnership, a limited liability
company, a corporation, or a local government, is responsible and liable for the conduct of the
business. Any individual exercising actual authority over the conduct of business on the licensed
premises must be the holder of the marijuana establishment license, or an agent or employee of
that person unless the board has approved a transfer of the license to a different person. (Eff.
___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090
AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.920. Death of licensee. (a) If an individual who is the sole licensee of a
marijuana establishment dies, the marijuana establishment shall cease operation. A personal
representative appointed by the superior court for the estate of the deceased licensee may submit
to the director a written request to reopen the business, along with a copy of the court order
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standing, and the personal representative is not a person prohibited from holding a marijuana
establishment by AS 17.38.100(i), the director shall grant permission to the personal
representative to operate the business on the licensed premises subject to (b) of this section. In
this section, “good standing” means the marijuana establishment
(1) has a valid current license;
(2) has paid all fees due under this chapter, and all local taxes due; and
(3) has no unresolved suspension or revocation proceedings against it.
(b) A personal representative authorized to operate a marijuana establishment under (a)
of this section must submit an application for a transfer of ownership to another person in
compliance with 3 AAC 306.045 within 90 days after obtaining the director’s approval to
operate. The board may extend the time allowed in this section for another 90 days if the
personal representative requests the additional time.
(c) This section does not authorize the transfer of a marijuana establishment license
unless the board approves the personal representative’s application for transfer of license to
another person. (Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.084 AS 17.38.100
AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.090
AS 17.38.900
3 AAC 306.990. Definitions. (a) In AS 17.38 and this chapter,
(1) “affiliate” means a person that directly or indirectly through one or more
intermediaries controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, a partnership,
limited liability company, or corporation subject to this chapter;
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the amount allowed in AS 17.38.020;
(B) possessing, growing, processing, or transporting marijuana plants in
excess of the number allowed in AS 17.38.020;
(C) growing marijuana plants for another person in a place other than
(i) that other person’s primary residence; or
(ii) a garage, shed, or similar place under the other person’s
control;
(3) “delivering”
(A) means handing to a person who purchases the product on licensed
premises only;
(B) does not include transferring or transporting to a consumer off
licensed premises;
(4) “flowering” means a marijuana plant that has visible crystals, buds, or
flowers, or for which the exposure to light is scheduled with the intent to produce crystals, buds,
or flowers;
(5) “immature” means a marijuana plant with no visible crystals, buds, or
flowers, and in which the exposure to light is scheduled with the intent to prevent formation of
crystals, buds, or flowers;
(6) “personal cultivation” does not include
(A) using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting marijuana in excess of
the amount allowed in AS 17.38.020;
(B) possessing, growing, processing, or transporting marijuana plants in
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(C) growing marijuana plants for another person in a place other than
(i) that other person’s primary residence; or
(ii) a garage, shed, or similar place under the other
person’s control;
(7) “possess” means having physical possession or control over property;
(8) “registration” means “licensure,or “license;”
(9) “transport” or “transfer” means to deliver between licensed marijuana
establishments as provided in 3 AAC 306.750.
(b) In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise,
(1) “adulterated food or drink product”
(A ) means a product that is intended to be consumed orally and that
existed without marijuana in a form ready for consumption before marijuana was added
by any process;
(B) does not include raw ingredients that are combined with marijuana in
a manufacturing process;
(2) “agent”
(A) means a representative who is authorized to act for a licensee, the
board, or the director;
(B) includes a contractor or subcontractor;
(3) “batch” or ”harvest batch” means a specifically identified quantity of plant
trim, leaf, and other usable product from marijuana plants that are uniform in strain, cultivated in
one place and under the same conditions, using the same medium and agricultural chemicals
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(4) “bud and flower” means the hairy, sticky, or crystal-covered parts of mature
female marijuana plants generally harvested for their high potency content;
(5) “business day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or a state holiday;
(6) “CBN” means cannabinol;
(7) “CBD” means cannabidiol;
(8) “CBDA” means CBD Acid;
(9) “clones” or “cuttings” means small starter plants
(A) shorter than eight inches tall; and
(B) used to propagate marijuana plants;
(10) “compensation”
(A) means money, bartered objects or services, or anything else of value,
whether given as payment or voluntarily as a donation, when accepted by a person who
gives, distributes, or delivers marijuana to another;
(B) includes a cover charge, a delivery charge, and a packaging charge;
(11) “concentrate” or “marijuana concentrate” means resin, oil, wax, or any other
substance produced by extracting or isolating cannabinoids, THC, or other components from a
marijuana plant or from materials harvested from a marijuana plant;
(12) “consumer”
(A) means an individual who purchases and uses marijuana or a
marijuana product; and
(B) does not include any marijuana establishment that resells marijuana
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(A) harmful microbials, including Escherichia coli (E. coli). or Salmonella
species;
(B) residual solvents;
(C) poisons or toxins;
(D) harmful chemicals, including pesticides;
(E) dangerous molds, mildew, or filth;
(14) “controlling interest” means ownership or control of
(A) 50 percent or more of the ownership interest or voting shares of a
corporation; or
(B) less than 50 percent if a person and family members jointly exert
actual control as demonstrated by
(i) making decisions for the corporation without independent
participation of other owners;
(ii) exercising dayto-day control over the corporation’s affairs;
(iii) disregarding formal legal requirements;
(iv) using corporation funds for personal expenses or investments,
or intermingling corporation finances with personal finances; or
(v) taking other actions that indicate the corporation is a mere
instrumentality of the individual;
(15) “distribute” means spread out or pass out among several or many members
of a group;
(16) “edible” and “edible marijuana product”
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whether as food or drink;
(B) does not include an adulterated food or drink product;
(17) “extraction” or “marijuana extraction” means production of marijuana
concentrate by any water-based, food-based, or solvent-based method;
(18) “homogenous” means a component or quality, such as THC, is spread
evenly throughout the product, or can be found in equal amounts in each part of a multi-serving
unit;
(19) “individual” means a natural person;
(20) “in-house testing”
(A) means laboratory testing as provided in 3 AAC 306.635;
(B) does not include consumption of any marijuana or marijuana product
on the licensed premises;
(20) “licensed”
(A) means holding a current and valid license that the board has issued
under this chapter;
(B) does not include holding a formerly valid license that has expired or
that the board has suspended or revoked;
(21) “licensee” means each individual identified in 3 AAC 306.020 who must be
listed in an application for a marijuana establishment license under this chapter;
(22) “licensed premises” means any or all designated portions of a building or
structure, or rooms or enclosures in the building or structure, at the specific address for which a
marijuana establishment license is issued, and used, controlled, or operated by the marijuana
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(23) “lot” or “production lot” means a group of marijuana products that were
prepared at the same time from the same batch of marijuana, using the same recipe or process;
(24) “marijuana” has the meaning given in AS 17.38.900;
(25) “marijuana cultivation facility” has the meaning given in AS 17.38.900;
(26) “marijuana plant” means a living organism of the genus Cannabis capable of
absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its
leaves by photosynthesis;
(27) “marijuana product” has the meaning given in AS 17.38.900;
(28) “marijuana product manufacturing facility” has the meaning given in
AS 17.38.900;
(29) “peace officer” has the meaning given in AS 01.10.060;
(30) “person” has the meaning given in AS 01.10.060;
(31) “process” or “processing” means harvesting, curing, drying, trimming of a
marijuana plant;
(32) “propagate” means to cause a marijuana plant to grow by planting clones or
cuttings, and nurturing them into viable plants up to 8 inches in height;
(33) “recreation or youth center” means a building, structure, athletic playing
field, or playground
(A) run or created by a local government or the state to provide athletic,
recreational, or leisure activities for minors; or
(B) operated by a public or private organization licensed to provide
shelter, training, or guidance for minors;
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(35) “square feet under cultivation”
(A) means an area of the licensed premises of a standard or limited
marijuana cultivation facility that is used for growing marijuana, measured from the
perimeter of the floor or growing space for marijuana;
(B) does not include a processing or storage area, an equipment storage
area, an office, a hallway, or another area, if that area is not used for growing marijuana;
(36) “THC” means tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive substance found
in marijuana;
(37) “THCA” means THC Acid;
(38) “transaction” means one single occurrence in which marijuana or a
marijuana product not exceeding the limits set out in 3 AAC 306.355 is passed from a licensed
marijuana establishment to another person. Eff. ___/___ /____, Register ____)
Authority: AS 17.38.010 AS 17.38.070 AS 17.38.084
AS 17.38.090 AS 17.38.100 AS 17.38.900

Shishkalicious

Strain review: Shishkalicious

Strain: Cannabis

Type: Sativa dom I think

Origin: Rescued

Medium:  Potting soil

Lights:  Alaska Sunlight then 400w HPS for bud.

Nutes:  Water and Neem Oil, minimal general veg food.

Grower:  Stoney Burke

Appearance:  Like a small grove of bamboo

Smell:  Amazing citrus smell on the vine, keeps a little citrus/skunk after curing

Burn:  Fast and clean

Taste:  Like hitting a bowl of tropical fruit!

Exhale:  Please try and remember to do so

High:  Smackdamnalicious

Manicure: I picked a few leaves off.

Overall: I would love to see what a real cultivator does with this quite excellent strain, but not being a huge producer it is not likely I’ll be seeing it in any serious quantity.

Grandfathered Ganja

I’m thinking that the Alaska Hemp and Matanuska Thunderfuck merchandise that I’ve been selling for years would be considered “grandfathered” in as I have been promoting the brand name in this manner for many, many years.

“The board held a lengthy discussion on selling versus giving away branded merchandise like hooded sweatshirts, pens, calendars, or other popular gear.

Selling branded merchandise is legal, but giving it away for free is not, though the board plans to clarify language in a later draft to make those points clear.

“A marijuana retail store may not use giveaway coupons, or distribute branded merchandise as promotional materials, or conduct promotional activities such as games or competitions to encourage sale of marijuana or marijuana products,” the draft language reads.”

 

Read the full article at: https://www.adn.com/article/20150907/alaska-marijuana-board-bans-giveaways-ups-security-requirements

Smoke and mirrors…let’s be clear here…

Commenting on Proposed Government Regulations

Regulations affect nearly everyone. This guide is designed to outline the process and ensure YOUR voice is heard when new regulations are being written.

(I tell you where and how at the end of the article if you just want to get there without reading all this stuff)

https://dec.alaska.gov/commish/regulations/how_to_comment.htm

Marijuana Control Board

Function: The board shall control the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of marijuana in the state. The board is vested with the powers and duties necessary to enforce this chapter.

Marijuana Regulations Draft Set 3 –

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/9/pub/DraftSet3Final.pdf

 

Draft Regulations

Set #3

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/abc/MarijuanaRegulations.aspx

COMMENTING

When submitting public comment for Draft Set 3, please include the phrase “Comments on Draft Set 3” in the subject line of your e-mail or letter.

Comments on each set of proposed regulations may be submitted during the date range assigned to that set by submitting the comment in writing to John Calder at john.calder@alaska.gov.

Written comments may also be mailed to:

John Calder
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1600
Anchorage, AK 99517

or dropped off in person at the same address during business hours.

Destructive Government

The Northern Lights Hookah Lounge has been attacked by the State of Alaska through the office of Cynthia Franklin, head of the alcohol Control Board.

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Cynthia issued a Cease and Desist letter to Northern Heights on behalf of the alcohol Control Board the day before the newly appointed Marijuana Control Board was to meet, which they have, and during that meeting they effectively nullified the Cease and Desist letter of the ACB, unfortunately for Northern Heights and their clients the ACB did not issue a recall letter on the aforementioned legal sledge hammer.

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A news reporter, Northshore manager Audry and NH manager Sarah discuss the Cease & Desist letter.

The owner of the Northshore Resort has no other option then to comply with the legally binding order of the ACB to protect their interests, so Cynthia Franklin forced the closing of a new business only 30 days after opening their doors on what was quite likely to be their busiest weekend thus far. I think this sort of strong arming is verging on mobster style actions.

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Northern Heights

If you can’t beat them beat their landlords and issue explicit threats that you know full well will be rescinded only hours later but that will still inflict serious financial hardship on the business.

I stopped in at the Northshore and had a delightful Moose’s Drool before heading down to enjoy some cannabis and conversation. I saw a couple folks I already knew, made a couple new friends and was intending to head back upstairs for dinner on the deck around 6. But on being informed that the lounge would have to close yet again I decided just to come home and make my own dinner. So it is safe to say that the Northshore ale House is also loosing revenue from the patrons of the lounge downstairs that will not be eating and drinking upstairs this weekend.

shishsesh6In a proper World we would have a place like this to meet with friends, in a proper World an immediate letter would be sent from the ACB on Cynthia Franklin’s letterhead rescinding the Cease & Desist letter, in a proper World those suffering financial loss would be properly compensated. But we all know this World just ain’t proper, don’t we?

Valley Strain Report: Mango Tango v Purple Kush


mangoThe Mango Kush could be a great bud, I can see the popularity, the sample I got could use a little more time in my opinion Thu Apr 09 22-37-52as I’d like to see the trichomes cloudy to amber.

Nice crystals and the bud is tight and has a nice fruity aroma, and hits decent. standing alone it would rate quite well…but…

purpkAfghan Purple Kush, the OG of OGs, the granddaddy from the Motherland. Bred in the Hindu Kush and deemed fine enough that God built his Holy Anointing oil around it. The bud is dense. Not overly resinous as it could well be but sticky. pealing open a layer to release fresh aroma is a thrill, it makes you want to press the oil out of it and pour it over your head…go into a small, dark holy of holies and hot box the shit out of it. Thu Apr 09 22-51-50Done right this is one of the finest smoking experiences known to man. This sample was almost done right…again, I think I would have waited a week or so…but it still does the job gangsta’ style. I know 4 people growing this strain and two of them are doing it well, this is the best 4leafsample I’ve seen, dirt grow, full organic, HPS lights and subsonic lullabies.

 

 

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