- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska.

Voters last November approved an initiative legalizing recreational use of pot for those 21 years of age and older. The initiative delegated rulemaking for the industry to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board unless the Legislature created a new Marijuana Control Board. Walker this week signed into law a bill he introduced creating the new board.

The bill calls for the director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to serve as director of the Marijuana Control Board, and for paid staff to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to serve as staff for the new board.

Walker also signed into law legislation extending the authorization of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

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