Alaska Legalization

SUMMARY: Fifty-two percent of Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 2. Under the measure, the adult possession of up to one ounce of cannabis as well as the cultivation of up to six-plants for personal consumption will be legal and untaxed. Commercial production and retail sales of cannabis will be subject to licensing and taxation. Since 1975, Alaskans have enjoyed personal privacy protections allowing for the possession and cultivation of small quantities of cannabis. However, state law has never before permitted a legal market for marijuana production and sales. The initiative became law in late February 2015. Recreational shops opened in 2016 and on-site consumption was made possible in 2019 with proper licensure.

INFORMATION: Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office