In Alaska, marijuana is legalized for both recreational and medical use.
Adults 21 years and older may possess up to one ounce (28 grams) of cannabis. Possession of 1-4 oz is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a sentence of 1 year in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine. For possession within 500 feet of a school zone, the person may be charged with 5 years of imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.
It is allowed to grow no more than six marijuana plants (of which only three are mature) for personal use only. A person who tries to distribute any amount of cannabis may be punished by a $50,000 fine and go to jail for five years.
Public consumption is illegal. A person that violates the law may be punished by a fine of up to $100 with no criminal record.
Marijuana sales are allowed by state-licensed businesses only. In all other cases, selling cannabis remains subject to criminal penalties.
Persons who qualify for a medical marijuana card and are 21 years or older may possess 1 oz of usable marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use with no more than three plants flowering at one time.
Public consumption is prohibited.