• Alaska
  • Medical use: Legal
  • Recreational: Yes

Alaska has been a pioneer in marijuana legalization, starting back in 1998 with the passage of its medical marijuana program. Later, in 2014, recreational use was legalized in 2014 through Ballot Measure 2. Adults over the age of 21 can legally use and possess up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes. However, consuming cannabis in public remains illegal and can result in a fine of up to $100. Additionally, adults are allowed to cultivate up to six marijuana plants per household, with a limit of three mature plants.

Frequently Asked Questions

When did Alaska legalize weed?

Alaska legalized recreational marijuana on November 4, 2014, when voters approved Ballot Measure 2.

Can marijuana be sold where alcohol is served in Alaska?

In Alaska, marijuana cannot be sold or consumed in locations where alcohol is served. The state’s regulations clearly prohibit the simultaneous sale or consumption of alcohol and marijuana on the same premises. This means that bars, restaurants, or any establishments serving alcohol are not permitted to sell or allow the consumption of marijuana. ​ (Alaska Commerce Dept.)​​ (Alaska Bar Association)​​ (MPP)​.

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