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Recent News

  • AMCO is hiring for a Records and Licensing Supervisor. Posting closes on 3/7/2024 at 5:00pm. Apply here!
  • Alcoholic Beverage Licensees. We are busy processing renewal applications for the 2024-2025 licensing period. As long as you have successfully applied for renewal, you will receive a temporary extension letter from our office by email before March 1, 2024. This letter is your authorization to continue to act as an alcoholic beverage licensee. Thank you for your patience. 
  • Manufacturer Direct Shipment Licensees. Here are the instructions for applying for this license type. 
  • The Marijuana Control Board has convened a Marijuana Testing working group.  It’s mission is to analyze various concerns regarding the testing of cannabis in Alaska, develop guidelines to best protect public health and provide for the reliability of testing results, and make recommendations to the Marijuana Control Board for regulatory changes, including those applicable to licensed marijuana testing facilities. The working group will also assess and make recommendations on: 
    • Improving public health and safety by creating in-state mechanisms for the testing of heavy metals and pesticides on plant, product, water, and soil 
    • The regulatory requirements for marijuana and marijuana product testing 
    • The regulatory requirements set for marijuana testing facility licensure 
    • Setting collecting sampling standards for assessing THC content/end-product testing 
    • The necessity for and potential funding mechanisms for a state reference laboratory This is an open meeting welcome for your observation. 
    • Public notice is linked here.
  • Find the new regulations governing the alcoholic beverage licensees here.
  • Manufacturer retailers! Effective January 1, 2024, you may now host live music or events up to four times a year per manufacturer retail license. Find the application here! And review AS 04.09.685 for all requirements. Local law enforcement approval of your events is required under AS 04.11.260(c)(3)(D).
  • Effective January 1, 2024, a common carrier may not transport of deliver alcoholic beverages to a person in the state unless approved by the board or interimly approved by the AMCO Director. Here is the list of approved common carriers.
  • Find our new keg registration form here. Under AS 04.21.012, “ a person may not purchase a keg or similar container holding four or more gallons of an alcoholic beverage unless the person provides proof that the person is over 21 years of age and completes and signs a registration form ” and  “ a licensee or an agent or employee of a licensee who sells or offers for sale a keg or similar container holding four or more gallons of an alcoholic beverage shall require a purchaser to show acceptable proof of age under AS 04.21.050(b) and sign the sworn statement on a registration form. 

 

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is established as a regulatory and quasi-judicial agency for the control of the manufacture, barter, possession, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. Alaska is a "license" state with the issuance of licenses by the board to private businesses.

ABC Board Meeting 

Date: April 16th
Time: 9:00am
Where: Atwood Building Conference Room, 550 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Meeting info:  

Zoom Link: TBD
    


    

Upcoming ABC Board Meetings
  • June 25th 2024 -Utqiagvik
  • September 10th 2024 -Kodiak
  • November 19th 2024 - Fairbanks

Comment on ABC Draft Regulations

To comment on open ABC Draft Regulations, please email AMCO.regs@alaska.gov. To view a list of our regulation projects by status please visit our Statute and Regulations page.


Marijuana Control Board

The Marijuana Control Board is established as a regulatory and quasi-judicial agency for the control of the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of marijuana in the state.

MCB Board Meeting

Date: April 17th
Time: 9:00am
Where: Atwood Building Conference Room, 550 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Meeting info: 

Zoom Link: TBD

 

Upcoming MCB Board Meetings
  • June 26th 2024 -Utqiagvik
  • September 11th 2024 -Kodiak
  • November 20th 2024 - Fairbanks

Comment on MCB Draft Regulations

To comment on open MCB Draft Regulations, please email AMCO.regs@alaska.gov. To view a list of our regulation projects by statutes please visit our Statute and Regulations page.

How to Object to an Application

Under 3 AAC 306.065, interested persons may submit an objection to an application, not later than 30 days after the application has been deemed completed and notice has been sent to the local government. Completed applications with their objection deadline can be viewed here. Interested persons wanting to object to an application must submit a written statement of reasons for the objection to the applicant, and to the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office at 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501 or at Marijuana Licensing, before the 30-day period expires.


To contact AMCO with questions use the links below:

The listed emails below are for correspondence directly with the ABC Board and MCB. Comments submitted through these emails are reviewed at the regularly scheduled board meetings. Comments or objections regarding specific applications should NOT be submitted to these emails.

Alcohol Beverage Control Board Comments to: alcohol@alaska.gov

Marijuana Control Board Comments to: marijuana@alaska.gov