Alaska Marijuana Laws

Alaska Marijuana Laws

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.

Alaska Medical Marijuana Laws

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.

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