The Latest: Alaska regulators to get comment on rule tweaks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska marijuana regulators will take public comment on proposed tweaks to first-in-the-nation statewide rules for allowing onsite use of marijuana at authorized stores.

The proposed changes would allow stores not in freestanding buildings to have onsite consumption of edibles only. They also clarify that special ventilation systems would be required only for onsite use areas allowing smoking.

The Marijuana Control Board voted Wednesday 2-1 to seek public comment on revisions to rules that took effect last month. One board member was absent and one seat is vacant.

Board Chairman Mark Springer had said that all three members present would have to agree to approve something. But he was corrected at the conclusion of Wednesday's vote that the motion did pass.