Governor appoints Nicholas Miller to Alaska's marijuana control board

Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 5:48 PM AKDT
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Governor Bill Walker announced on Wednesday his appointment of Nicholas Miller to the Marijuana Control Board.

Miller is in the process of opening a retail marijuana business in Anchorage and is the current Chair of the Anchorage Cannabis Business Association, whose members consist of those in the process of filing for state and local licensing to open cannabis-related businesses. The association’s goal is to provide two-way communication between industry participants and government officials and agencies.

“I’m very pleased to appoint Nick to the Marijuana Control Board during this critical time in this new industry’s development. Nick will do a great job complementing the existing Alaska Marijuana Industry Association’s representation on the Board, and enable even broader industry perspectives,” Walker said in a written statement.

Miller’s appointment runs through February 28, 2018.

Miller replaces Bruce Schulte, former chair of the Marijuana Control Board, who removed by Gov. Bill Walker last month. Schulte said there is an effort underway to prevent the Alaska marijuana industry from getting started, an allegation the Walker administration denies.