Alaska Marijuana Industry Raises Concern About Future

JUNEAU, Alaska — Marijuana growers and retailers in Alaska say they’re concerned about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plans for the industry after he appointed a marijuana critic and a law enforcement officer to the state marijuana board.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Republican governor has been quiet on his policies for the state’s legal marijuana industry, but his pick of Vivian Stiver for the regulatory board has stirred opposition.

Stiver was involved in an unsuccessful 2017 effort to ban marijuana operations in Fairbanks.

Democratic state Rep. Adam Wool says the appointment is an “antagonistic” move that’s setting up for a fight.

Stiver says she is “absolutely not” a prohibitionist of marijuana, noting that the new industry seem to be working.

She says she hasn’t heard from the governor’s office about its marijuana policy.


Information from: Anchorage Daily News,

The Associated Press