Board decides Legislature must authorize marijuana clubs; Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin comments

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by DJ Summers |Alaska Journal of Commerce
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When Nov. 24 comes around, the only legal place to consume newly legal Alaska cannabis will be your home.

The Legislature will have to decide whether or not to allow cannabis social clubs in Alaska, following a highly contentious Marijuana Control Board ruling on Sept. 24 that prohibited clubs.

“A person may not maintain a place where marijuana or marijuana products are received or kept,” the regulation reads, “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.”

The board took this language straight from Alaska alcohol regulation; in alcohol, this language bans bottle clubs. The bottle club comparison was used as the basis for cease and desist letters board director Cynthia Franklin sent to Pot Luck and Alaska Cannabis Club in Ancorage, and to Northern Heights in Wasilla and Green Rush Events in Kenai.

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