MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 1998
- Chronic Pain
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple Sclerosis
Patient Possession Limits
One ounce of usable marijuana
Yes, six plants allowed, no more than three may be mature.
Yes, the caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The caregiver can never have been convicted of a felony controlled substances offense. The caregiver must be listed by the patient as either the primary caregiver or an alternate caregiver. Only one primary caregiver and one alternate caregiver may be listed in the registry for a patient. A person may be a primary caregiver or alternate caregiver for only one patient at a time, unless the primary caregiver or alternate caregiver is simultaneously caring for two or more patients who are related to the caregiver by at least the fourth degree of kinship by blood or marriage.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2016
Possession for Personal Use
Adults may possess up to one ounce of marijuana and/or to grow up to six marijuana plants (no more than three mature) for non-commercial purposes. Sharing or gifting 1 ounce or less, or 6 plants or less for personal use to persons at least 21 years of age quantities of marijuana is also permitted under the new law; however the consumption of cannabis in public remains an offense and is punishable by a fine of up to $100.
Sale or Distribution
Retail sales of cannabis by state-licensed entities to those over the age of 21 are regulated in this state. Marijuana sales by unlicensed entities remain subject to criminal penalties.
Adults may possess up to one ounce of marijuana (1-4 oz. in residence) and/or to grow up to six marijuana plants (no more than three mature) for non-commercial purposes. Cultivation shall be in a location where plants are not subject to public view without use of binoculars, aircraft, or other optical aids. One must take reasonable precautions to ensure the plants are secure from unauthorized access. Cultivation may only occur on property lawfully possessed by the cultivator or with consent from the person in lawful possession. Violation of these rules while otherwise in compliance with AS § 17.38.020 is punishable by a fine of up to $750.
Cultivation of less than 25 plants of marijuana for personal use in a private residence is protected under the right to privacy of the Alaska constitution. Cultivation of 25 plants or more is a class C felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $50,000
Hash & Concentrates
Hashish, hashish oil, and any other compound, mixture, or preparation containing THC is a Schedule IIIA substance.
Alaska does not have any laws punishing the possession, sale, or manufacture of paraphernalia.