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Former head of Alaska marijuana board booted by governor


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The former chairman of the board tasked with regulating Alaska’s nascent marijuana industry has been removed by Gov. Bill Walker.

Bruce Schulte was ousted from the Marijuana Control Board on Friday.

Grace Jang, a Walker spokeswoman, said Tuesday that board members serve at the governor’s discretion and Walker decided it was time for a change.

She said Schulte’s approach to staff and the administrative process was “less than satisfactory.’’ She said she could not elaborate.

Schulte was appointed to the board in July 2015 as one of two industry representati...

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