Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board ended its historic June meeting Friday afternoon after approving most of the grower licenses on its agenda and voting to open up future discussions about advertising and out-of-state investment.
On Thursday, the state’s first-ever commercial marijuana businesses were approved. On Friday, the board picked up where it left off, jumping into cultivation license approvals.
Twenty cultivator licenses remained before the board and those were overwhelmingly approved.
Public attendance was markedly reduced Friday, but the audience still applauded after every single business approval.
Standard marijuana licenses, which are allowed unlimited square footage, were approved first.
The standard-size growers approved were: Alaskan Greenery in Valdez; Dream Green Farms in Anchorage; Rainforest Cannabis Cultivation in Ketchikan; Northern Lights Indoor Gardens LLC in Sitka; Elevated Innovations LLC in Fairbanks; Parallel 64 LLC in Anchorage; Tanana Herb Co. LLC in Fairbanks; Alaskan Bud Brothers Aerogardens LLC in Kasilof; Pakalolo Supply Co. Inc. in Fairbanks.
State approvals are contingent on local government approvals, which includes a 60-day protest period that must run its course or be waived before a business can open its doors. [Read more at the Alaska Dispatch News]