This week on Alaska Edition, we are discussing the pot industry in the state. Since Alaska voters passed a state ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in 2014, the state has been wrestling with just how to regulate the substance. Just as Alaska’s Marijuana Control board is ready to roll out licenses for retail shops and grow operations, competing Senate and House bills could make changes in the process. On this week’s program we learn about this bill, and hear from Houston’s mayor, Virgie Thompson, about that city’s plan to stay out of the red by becoming a cannabis retail magnet.
HOST: Ellen Lockyer
Sara Williams, Chair, Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly’s Marijuana Advisory Committee
Tim Hinterberger, University of Alaska Anchorage Professor
Erika McConnell, Planner, Municipality of Anchorage
KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m.