Alaska: Cannabis Testing, Inventory and Sample Preparation Rules are Effective Today

Amendments adopted by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on August 15, 2018 related to to cannabis testing, inventory tracking requirements and sample preparation become effective today. The amendments provide clarity around the marijuana sampling process that is used for testing purposes including the number of samples that are required to be tested for each harvest batch size. The amended regulations also require marijuana testing facilities to use testing methods, and to report test results, in accordance with guidelines provided by the Board. The Board indicated that it was requiring firms to comply with issued guidelines, rather than including the requirements in the rule, due to the nascent state of the industry, and to keep pace with testing methods, which are likely to change.