Walker fills vacancy on state Marijuana Control Board

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man opening a retail marijuana business has been appointed to the state Marijuana Control Board.

    Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that Nicholas Miller will serve on the board. He replaces Bruce Schulte (SHUL-tee), whom Walker removed from the board July 29.

    Miller is chairman of the Anchorage Cannabis Business Association. The association is made up of people filing for state and local licensing of pot businesses.

    Miller's appointment runs through February 2018.

    The Marijuana Control Board has the job of regulating Alaska's marijuana industry.

    Schulte was appointed to the board in July 2015 as one of two industry representatives and served as board chairman until June.

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