The director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will be in Wrangell next Tuesday to give a public presentation on commercial marijuana regulations.

Cynthia Franklin will be talking about rules regarding each license type and the updated timeline for licensing activities.

Permit applications for potential businesses became available this week, but it will still be several months before legal sales start. Many state regulations are not in place yet, and most local governments have yet to finalize rules for their communities.

Commercial cannabis has been a hot topic for local governments throughout Southeast, but Wrangell’s borough assembly has not been discussing it. Last spring, the assembly adopted the existing state ban on public pot consumption as a city ordinance.

Communities have the power to ban pot sales altogether. That has not come up at Wrangell assembly meetings.

The assembly said it would wait to see what regulations the state comes up with.

Franklin’s presentation is set for Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nolan Center.