Alaska (AL) Medical Marijuana Laws

Ballot Measure #8 passed in 1998 and was enacted in 1999. Patients whose physicians advise in writing that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana” may use, possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. After securing a physician’s recommendation, patients must apply for a Registry Identification Card for Medical Use of Marijuana (PDF) in order to be considered compliant.

  • Illnesses: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea (other conditions subject to state approval)
  • Possession: 1 ounce of usable marijuana
  • Cultivation: Six marijuana plants, only three of which may be mature
  • Caregivers: Must be 21 or older, free from conviction of a felony controlled substance offense and must be listed by the patient as either the primary caregiver or an alternate caregiver
  • Statute: Alaska Stat. 17.37.1017.37.80