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Pot testing rules difficult to meet for island communities


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has turned down a proposed change to marijuana regulations that would have made it easier for southeast and rural Alaska communities to comply with testing requirements.

Mallott signed testing regulations drafted by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Friday. The rules were approved without a provision that would have allowed alternative testing requirements for communities off the road system, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.

The Nov. 20 amendment stated that “when geographic location and transportation limitations make it unfeasible...

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