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Lawmakers approve new marijuana control board


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry.

The state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of the bill proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to create a new marijuana control board, and the House on Sunday agreed with the version of the bill passed in the Senate.

When voters legalized limited recreational marijuana in November, they also directed

either the state alcohol board or a new marijuana board to develop regulations for commercial and retail marijuana cultivation and sales.

The five-member board will share reso...

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