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Board: Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Recreational Marijuana

Board identification number: 288


Authority: Administrative Order No. 339

Status: Active

Sunset date: May 1, 2023

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: No defined term

Chair: Governor selects Chair and Vice Chair

Description: The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force include:
*Modeling potential changes to the existing tax structure applicable to recreational marijuana businesses and noting:
-Potential revenue impacts to state and local governments; and
-Potential impacts to recreational marijuana businesses;
*Identifying opportunities to foster collaboration between recreational marijuana businesses and State government.
*Analyzing the recreational marijuana program and the industrial hemp program for purposes of providing recommendations to enhance public safety.
*Providing to the Governor by January 13, 2023, a report and summary of findings and recommendations, including what administrative and statutory changes would be needed to implement Task force Recommendations. The Chair of the Task Force shall report regularly to the Office of the Governor on activities conducted and issues that arise under this Order.

Function: The purpose of the Task Force is to review current marijuana tax and fee structures, and regulations applicable to marijuana operators, and provide recommendations for improvement to the Office of the Governor.

Special facts: The Task Force will consist of 13 voting members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor shall select a Chair and Vice Chair from the members.
The membership shall consist of:

Three voting members who are State of Alaska officials identified as follows:
*The Commissioner of the Department of Revenue or the Commissioner’s designee.
*The Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development or the Commissioner’s designee.
*The Director of the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture.

Ten voting members, who are not state officials, identified as follows:
*One member who sits on the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.
*One member who represents a city, borough, or municipality that allows recreational marijuana businesses within its jurisdictional boundaries.
*One member that is a standard licensed marijuana cultivator in the State.
*One member that is a limited licensed marijuana cultivator in the State.
*One member that is a licensed marijuana product or concentrate manufacturer in the State.
*One member that is a licensed marijuana retailer in the State.
*Three licensed marijuana operators from any segment of the industry.
*One public member.

The Task Force may create advisory-only subcommittees.

Task Force members receive no compensation or other remuneration from the State. Members of the Task Force who are not state or federal employees are entitled to per diem and travel expenses in the same manner permitted for members of state boards and commissions. Per diem and travel expenses for members of the Task Force who are a representative of a state or federal agency are the responsibility of that agency.


Meetings: The Task Force will meet Monthly, at a minimum. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair. A majority of the members of the Task Force constitutes a quorum for conducting business.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Boards and Commissions

550 W 7th Ave

Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907 269 0006

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