Important L.A.W. Info

(A) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming and addictive;”
(B) “Marijuana impairs concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”
(C) “There are health risks associated with consumption of marijuana”
(D) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children;” and
(E) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding;”      -3AAC.306

Here is some useful information and frequently asked questions about regulations for legal weed in Alaska.

  • Just like liquor, adults 21 and over can possess, consume, and purchase products from a recreational cannabis retail store.
  • All recreational products must be consumed in Alaska.
  • The most you can possess at any one time is:
    • One ounce (28 grams) of cannabis
    • Growing your own cannabis is legal for adults 21 and over.
      • You may possess up to 6 plants for personal cultivation.
      • No more than 3 plants may be flowering or mature plants.
      • Any plants being grown must be done privately, away from public view in a secure place
    • Sharing cannabis is legal between adults – you can share…

    Here are common questions about legal Alaska weed.

    Where are retail stores located in Alaska?

    Here’s a list of retail stores in Alaska that offer cannabis for purchase.

    Where can I legally smoke cannabis (consume) in Alaska?
    It is legal to use cannabis products in Alaska if you are on private property, and outside the view of the general public.

    You may not smoke or consume cannabis products while in public spaces or on federal land. Federal land includes national parks, national monuments, federal courthouses, and military bases. If you violate this law you could face big fines! If caught smoking in public you won’t go to jail. You’ll be asked to stop your consumption and may get a ticket with a fine up to $100. If caught smoking weed on federal land, you will be subject to federal laws, and your punishment will be more severe.

    Unfortunately, there aren’t any publicly-accessible spaces available for onsite consumption.

    Alaskans have been growing and smoking weed legally since 1975. (Ravin vs. Alaska)

    How old must a person be to posses legally possess in Alaska?

    You must be 21 years of age, or older, to purchase weed legally in Alaska.

    Should I drive or operate machinery after consuming cannabis?

    • There is no “magic number” for the THC content in your blood that officially qualifies as drugged driving, as in Colorado and Washington.
    • It is a crime to drive “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, intoxicating liquor, inhalant, or any controlled substance, singly or in combination.”
    • With laws so murky, it’s best to never drive after consuming marijuana, no matter how little.

    If caught, you can expect the following. Penalties for a first offense include:

    • A fine of up to $1,500
    • No less than 72 hours of jail time
    • Your license suspended for 90 days
    • Mandatory ignition interlock device

    Am I permitted to travel out of state with cannabis that I acquired legally while in Alaska?

    Don’t even think about to bringing weed into Alaska, even from states that have legalized weed. It is transporting weed across state lines, which is a felony.