A legislative obstacle to the approval of marijuana licenses in Alaska has emerged, threatening to delay the start of the state’s recreational cannabis industry.
The issue? Fingerprints.
Applicants for recreational cannabis business licenses in Alaska need to submit fingerprints to the state for a national criminal background check.
But the state apparently doesn’t have the authority to conduct the background checks, according to Alaska Dispatch News.
The legislature must write a provision into the law and hasn’t done so yet.
Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board recently informed an applicant for a retail and cultivation license that it couldn’t proceed with
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Legislative Glitch Delaying License Approvals in Alaska
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