3 AAC 306.025. Application procedure

(a) An applicant must initiate a new marijuana establishment license or endorsement application on a form the board prescribes, using the board’s electronic system.

(b) After initiating a new marijuana license or endorsement application, the applicant must give notice of the application to the public by

  1. posting a copy of the application, on the form the board prescribes, for 10 days at (A) the location of the proposed licensed premises; and (B) one other conspicuous location in the area of the proposed premises;
  2. publishing an announcement once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; in an area where no newspaper circulates, the applicant must arrange for broadcast announcements on a radio station serving the local area where the proposed licensee seeks to operate twice a week for three successive weeks during triple A advertising time; the newspaper or radio notice must state (A) the name of the applicant; (B) the name and location of the proposed premises; (C) the type of license or endorsement applied for along with a citation to a provision of this chapter authorizing that type of license or endorsement; and (D) a statement that any comment or objection may be submitted to the board; and
  3. submitting a copy of the application on the form the board prescribes to (A) each local government with jurisdiction over the licensed premises; and (B) any community council in the area of the proposed licensed premises.

(c) After the applicant completes the notice requirements in (b) of this section and submits each remaining application requirement listed in 3 AAC 306.020, the applicant must pay the application and license fees set out in 3 AAC 306.100. The notice requirements in (b) of this section must be given within the 90 days preceding the submittal of all application requirements listed in 3 AAC 306.020 and the application and license fee.  

When the director receives an application for a marijuana establishment license or endorsement, the director shall determine if the application is complete. Any application for a marijuana establishment license or endorsement that the director receives without the application and license fee is incomplete. If the director determines the application is complete, the director shall immediately give written notice to

  1. the applicant;
  2. each local government with jurisdiction over the applicant’s proposed licensed premises;
  3. the community council if the proposed licensed premises are located within the boundary of a community council established by municipal charter or ordinance; and
  4. any nonprofit community organization that has requested notification in writing.

(e) If an application for a marijuana establishment license or endorsement is incomplete, the director shall notify the applicant by electronic mail at the address provided by the applicant and shall either

  1. return an incomplete application in its entirety; or
  2. request the applicant to provide additional identified items needed to complete the application.

(f) When the director informs an applicant that its application is incomplete as provided in (e) of this section, the applicant must complete the application not later than 90 days after the date of the director’s notice. If an applicant fails to complete its application during the 90‐ day period after the director’s notice, the applicant must file a new application and pay a new application fee to obtain a marijuana establishment license or endorsement.  

(g) The director may, not less than 90 days after initiation of an application, inform an applicant by electronic mail at the address provided by the applicant that missing application requirements listed in 3 AAC 306.020 must be submitted within 90 days. If an applicant fails to submit all missing application requirements during the 90‐day period after the director’s notice, the applicant must file a new application and pay a new application fee to obtain a marijuana establishment license.