Marijuana Control Board seeks to fill vacancy

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is collecting applications from Alaskans interested in filling a seat vacated by the resignation of Peter Mlynarik.

Mlynarik, the board’s former chairman, resigned Jan. 4 after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked federal guidance regarding marijuana prosecutions by the federal government. While Alaska voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, the federal government still deems it illegal.

Mlynarik, police chief of the city of Soldotna, filled the “public safety” seat on the five-member board that regulates the commercial marijuana industry in the state.

Anyone with public safety experience may visit http://gov.alaska.gov/services/boards-and-commissions/apply-for-a-board-appointment/

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