Alaska’s alcohol and marijuana regulatory boards would be scrapped under Dunleavy budget

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is planning to introduce legislation repealing the state boards that regulate alcohol and marijuana businesses, according to a letter from a commissioner to state employees, and industry groups are pushing back.

A letter from Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development commissioner Julie Anderson told employees about the governor’s plans to repeal the boards. The intent, the letter says, “is to transfer the authority and responsibilities of the two boards to the commissioner and remove the marijuana control board and the alcoholic beverage control board.” Read more here.