“In the previous 7 decades Alaska’s cannabis market has flourished but is still considered a new and evolving marketplace in Alaska.”
By Kim Jarrett, The Middle Square
A 13-member committee will analyze Alaska’s leisure cannabis taxes, service fees and laws.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) issued an executive order Wednesday establishing the Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Recreational Marijuana that will review the state’s seven-yr-outdated cannabis industry. Alaskans permitted recreational marijuana in 2014.
The point out fees a $50 for each ounce excise tax on cannabis income from warehouses to retailer. The tax brought in $30 million in fiscal year 2021, Dunleavy reported. That is 3 periods the quantity the point out collected in 2018.
“In the past 7 decades Alaska’s marijuana market has flourished but is still thought of a new and evolving sector in Alaska,” Dunleavy reported in a assertion. “As we would expect to see with any new business, problems have been elevated about the structure the business has been running below.”
The committee will consist of the commissioner of the Department of Earnings or a designee, the commissioner of the Division of Commerce, Community and Financial Progress or a designee and the director of the Division of Natural Methods, Division of Agriculture.
The other 10 slots will appear from the Alaska Cannabis Command Board, an official from a city, borough or municipality that lets recreational marijuana, a cannabis cultivator, a marijuana manufacturer, a marijuana retailer, three other folks from the cannabis marketplace and a person public member.
The committee will keep regular conferences and submit a remaining report on January 13 of future calendar year, according to Dunleavy’s business.