3 AAC 306.010. License restrictions

(a) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license if the licensed premises will be located within 500  feet of a school ground, a recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a correctional  facility.The distance specified in this subsection must be measured by the shortest pedestrian route from the public entrance of the building in which the licensed premises would be located to the outer boundaries of the school ground, the outer boundaries of the recreation or youth center, the main public entrance of the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the main public entrance of the correctional facility. This section does not prohibit the renewal of an existing marijuana establishment license, a license conversion under 3 AAC 306.047, or the transfer of an existing marijuana establishment license to another person if the licensed premises were in use before the school ground, recreation or youth center, the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a correctional facility began use of a site within 500 feet. If an existing marijuana establishment license for premises located within 500 feet of a school ground, a recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly  conducted, or a correctional facility is revoked or expires, the board will not issue another marijuana establishment license for the  same premises unless the school ground, the recreation or youth center, the building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or the correctional facility no longer occupies the site within 500 feet.

(b) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license if the licensed premises will be located in a liquor license premises.

(c) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license when a local government protests an application under 3 AAC 306.060 on the grounds that the applicant’s proposed licensed premises are located in a place within the local government where a local zoning ordinance prohibits the marijuana establishment, unless the local government has approved a variance from the local ordinance.

(d) The board will not issue a marijuana establishment license to a person that

  1. is prohibited under AS 17.38.200(i) from receiving a marijuana establishment license because of a conviction of a felony; if the applicant is a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, the board will not issue a license if any person named in 3 AAC 306.020(b)(2) is prohibited under AS 17.38.200(i) from obtaining a license; in this paragraph, “conviction of a felony” includes a suspended imposition of sentence;
  2. has been found guilty of (A) selling alcohol without a license in violation of AS 04.11.010; (B) selling alcohol to an individual under 21 years of age in violation of AS 04.16.051 or 04.16.052; or (C) a misdemeanor crime involving a controlled substance, violence against a person, use of a weapon, or dishonesty within the preceding five years; or
  3. has, within two years before submitting an application, been convicted of a class A misdemeanor relating to selling, furnishing, or distributing marijuana or operating an establishment where marijuana is consumed contrary to state law.