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 are the rules for personal use of legal alaska weed.

  • Just like liquor, adults 21 and over can possess, consume, and purchase products from a recreational weed store.
  • All recreational products must be consumed in Alaska. You cannot travel home with it.
  • The most you can possess at any one time is:
    • One ounce (28 grams) of weed
    • Marijuana-related paraphernalia
  • Growing your own weed plants 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 weed is legal between adults – you can share…
    • One ounce or less of weed
    • Up to 6 immature plants

Here’s answers to some common questions about legal Alaska weed.

Where can I legally purchase weed in Alaska?

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

Where can I legally smoke weed (consume) in Alaska?
It’s 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 weed or consume weed 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 weed 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.  One day, that could change.  Safe places to smoke weed include private residences, and not in the public.

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

How old must a person be to posses legal weed in Alaska?

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

Can I drive after smoking weed?

  • 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

Can i travel home with my legal Alaska weed?

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.