Alaska appoints top cannabis regulator

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has appointed an Anchorage planning official to lead the state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office and the Marijuana Control Board. Erika McConnell, who will start in late March, has worked for the city since 2003 in various roles, most recently in the Office of Economic and Community Development, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported. While in that role, she had some oversight of Anchorage’s alcohol licensing and created the city’s marijuana land-use code. However, her cannabis record in Anchorage appears to be a mixed bag. Jack Tobin, owner of Farmer Jack’s cultivation facility, lauded ... Alaska appoints top cannabis regulator is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs