- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has rejected Senate changes to a marijuana bill and voted to have House and Senate negotiators work on a compromise.

The version of HB 75 that passed the House last year is different from what passed the Senate in February.

The Senate version incorporates provisions sought by the Marijuana Control Board to allow for national criminal history checks for marijuana business applicants. It lowers from the House bill the household limit for marijuana plants and would prohibit pot businesses from operating in unincorporated areas. It would allow established villages to opt in.

If the Senate sticks with its version, the bill will go to a conference committee.

The House also voted as expected to have House and Senate negotiators hash out differences on the state operating budget.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide