UPDATE: 2/10/2017 @ 11:47PM PDT: I just learned that the shops that were raided purchased CBD products from out of state that had no test results and were selling them under the regulated system, which is against the MCB regulations. These were isolated incidents pursued by the enforcement division of MCB. There is NO statewide ban on CBD products in legal marijuana shops. That being said, the fact that health food shops can sell CBD products purchased from out of state but Marijuana shops can’t seems illogical, and again, a double standard. While this is a relief, there will most certainly be more issues and action with respect to CBD products and how/where you can purchase them legally.
What a bunch of BS. Time to make some phone calls to my contacts up north. I agree that all cannabis-derived CBD products should go through the same scrutiny and testing as everything else, but to single out Marijuana businesses selling CBD, while allowing it to be sold in health food stores is complete bullshit.
Here are some contacts you can reach out to and voice your opinion:
Alaska Alchohol and Marijuana Control Board Web site: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco/home.aspx
Email: You can email the MCB at the following email address. NOTE: all emails will become part of the public record. firstname.lastname@example.org
Marijuana Control Board Members – https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco/MCBMembers.aspx
Each of the members below can be reached via the main phone line (ask operator to connect or lookup in directory) –
Phone: (907) 269-0350. The only option I found where I could leave a voicemail was for the administrative office at Option 7. I left a voicemail asking for the email and phone contact information for the board members below. I will update this post if/when I get this information.
|Chair Man||Peter Mlynarik||Public Safety||Soldotna|
|Member||Mark Springer||Rural Public||Bethel|
|Member||Loren Jones||Public Health||Juneau|
1648 Cushman St., Suite 203
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone (907) 451-2748
Amanda Stonecipher, Investigator III
State Office Building, 9th floor
333 Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone (907) 465-2330
Steven Johnson, Investigator III
550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1600
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone (907) 269-0350
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed over Lunch Hour 12-1
Closed Sat. – Sun.
and all State Holidays.
Cannabis industry folks, don’t sit back and let the uneducated make questionable legal decisions without being properly informed and educated on the issue at hand. Please take some time to contact the folks above and give them your opinion on CBD-related products.