ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in a news release Friday that Anchorage attorney Joan Wilson has been appointed to head the state’s Office of Alcohol and Marijuana Control. Alaska, following the departure of former manager Glen Klinkhart.
In the email announcing his resignation, Klinkhart wrote that “the organization I mentor no longer has to rely on me to meet or exceed its own mission statement.”
According to the website of the control office, the mission statement is to “enforce liquor and marijuana trade laws and provide clear and consistent standards for licensing to protect the public from harm.”
According to the press release, Carrie Craig, the office’s licensing and records supervisor, will fill the void during the transition period between Klinkhart and Wilson as interim executive director. Klinkhart became acting director more than two years ago and is now moving to another position with the State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigations Unit.
Wilson has 25 years of litigation experience for private and public matters, according to the press release, and is also a member of the Anchorage Ethics Board and the Bear Valley Community Association.
“She is a contributing author to the Attorney General Alliance’s Cannabis Law Deskbook, an in-depth account of the ever-evolving field of cannabis law, and is currently working on the second edition of the book,” the press release reads.
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