Medical (1998)
Decriminalized (2014)
Recreational (2014)

Current Status

On November 4, 2014, Alaska voted to yes to Measure 2, which removes penalties for adults 21 and older who possess, use, and grow a limited amount of marijuana. It makes the Alcoholic Beverage Control in charge of regulating and licensing marijuana producers, wholesalers, processors, and retailers. It also gives the state legislature the authority to create a new Marijuana Control Board at any time to assume such power, duties, and responsibilities related to marijuana regulation.

Under the timeline set forth in Alaskan law, the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) or the Marijuana Control Board must begin accepting applications by February 24, 2016 and issue the first licenses in May of 2016.
Licenses up for Renewal

Medical Marijuana

The conditions and symptoms eligible for medical cannabis are: cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy and other conditions characterized by spasms, chronic glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, multiple sclerosis and nausea.

Patient Registry or ID Cards Program?
Yes, for medical patients.


There are regulations in Measure 8 as to who can cultivate marijuana for wholesale.

Cannabis Grow Limit:
An adult over the age of 21 may possess, grow, process, or transport 6 plants maximum, no more than 3 plants can be mature.

There are provisions in Measure 2 for cannabis cultivation
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis Possession Limit:
Persons 21 years of age or older may possess, use, display, purchase, and transport 1 ounce or less of marijuana.


Yes, upcoming

There are regulations in Measure 2 for who can product cannabis extracts and products.
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office


Yes, upcoming

There are regulations in Measure 2 for testing facilities; which are to test the cannabis products for quality control before being released to the public.
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office


Yes, upcoming

There are regulations in Measure 2 as to how cannabis will be allowed to be sold to public, 21 years +.
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office

Alaska was the 2nd state to legalize medical marijuana on November 3, 1998.

Important Cannabis Laws

Measure 8 (1998) : allow patients to use marijuana for certain medical purposes

Measure 2 (2014) : allowed people age 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It also made the manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana paraphernalia legal.