Marijuana Laws in Alaska

By February 3, 2011Marijuana Laws State-by-State

weed-in-alaskaRecreational Marijuana Use in Alaska

Alaska has, to a certain extent, decriminalized cannabis.  First offenses for possession of 1oz or less of marijuana in your residence or home will not attract a jail sentence or a criminal record; mostly it will be viewed in the same way as a minor traffic violation.

Possession of larger amounts or sale of any amounts will attract penalties: the maximum penalty for possession is 5 years in jail and $50,000 fine; maximum penalty for supply is the same.

Medical Marijuana Use in Alaska

  • Possession: patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana.
  • Cultivation: patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature.
  • Registration: a confidential state-run patient registry issues identification cards to qualifying patients.
  • Caregivers: caregivers must be no younger than 21 years and have never had a felony conviction connected with controlled substances.  The patient may list one primary caregiver and one alternate caregiver in the registry and caregivers may only be listed for one patient at a time. The chosen caregiver must be certified by the patient as being either the primary or alternate caregiver, “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.”

To register with the Alaska Medical Marijuana Program, download the medical marijuana applicant package or contact:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110699
Juneau, AK 99811-0699
(907) 465-542



  • SummerWolf says:

    As a user of Medical Marijuana in one decriminalized state (WA) visiting another decriminalized state,(AK) and not being able to take medication across state lines, how does one get the medical marijuana in the visited state?

  • Pan Pot says:

    Noctirae, were you there? Why do you disbelieve this story? I think your just trying to enforce your own preconceptions of what’s right and wrong so that you feel safe. You only need to spend 20 minutes searching youtube to realise that the US Police are perfectly capable of such things. They are meant to serve and protect the people, but have clearly become a corporate organization that serves and protects the interests of big business and the rich. And as for the word ‘vigilante’, what, in your own home? That’s not being a vigilante, that’s protecting your home and family. Wake up. Think before you write.

  • Noctirae says:

    Actually what you’re claiming isn’t possible. There is not enough probable cause for Law Enforcement to obtain a search warrant on those grounds. More detail is needed to specify whether there was an actual reason for the raid.
    This isn’t a site to bash Law Enforcement of North Carolina. Your house being raided more has to do with what could have possibly been going on then what you claim.
    Also when a raid is conducted the words “POLICE” are yelled loud enough for a reasonably sane and competent person could comprehend. AKA golf wielding vigilante would have clearly enough time to process their immature reaction and place said golf club on the ground like a reasonably sane individual would do.

  • john says:

    in the state of north carolina they will have a team of armed men execute a military style raid on your home and kill anything they presume as a threat including dogs, children, suprised people who pick up a golf club at the sound of intruders etc. for a single marijuana sprout with two leaves that stands five inches tall. after this event occurs you will have a felony conviction on your record which will keep you from getting any job including hardees or burger king for the rest of your life. i can tell you first hand because this is exactley what happened to me.

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