Alaska marijuana board approves first license

    Anchorage marijuana testing facility receives first marijuana business license.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska regulators have approved the state's first license for a legal marijuana business.

    Approval of the application by CannTest LLC of Anchorage, a marijuana testing facility, was met by applause and cheers during the Marijuana Control Board meeting in Anchorage. The approval is subject to the completion of local processes.

    The application was among 30 up for consideration by the board, and the first taken up.

    The board hasn't been able to have national criminal history background checks run while waiting to see whether a bill passed by the Legislature authorizing those checks will be signed into law. But it decided to move ahead with considering applications in the meantime.

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