The state of Alaska legalized both adult-use and medical cannabis. Persons 21 years and older may purchase and possess cannabis, while registered patients have access to medical cannabis. Access to cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis.
Alaska legalized medical cannabis in 1998, through a Ballot, Measure #8, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. In November of 2014, Alaska legalized medical cannabis through a Ballot, Measure 2, which provided a legal system and access to cannabis for persons 21 years and older.
1998 – Alaska legalized medical cannabis
2014 – Alaska legalized adult-use cannabis
2016 – First Alaska cannabis businesses opened
TYPES OF BUSINESS
Alaska Cannabis Cultivation – can grow cannabis plants and sell wholesale to other licensed Alaska Cannabis Businesses. There are no state-wide limits on number of cultivation licenses available.
Alaska Cannabis Manufacturing – can extract, process and produce cannabis products such as edibles, concentrates, tinctures, etc and sell to retail stores. There are no state-wide limits on number of manufacturing licenses available.
Alaska Cannabis Retail – can purchase cannabis from licensed cultivation and manufacturing facilities and sell cannabis to persons 21 years and older or qualifying patients with a valid medical marijuana card. There are no state-wide limits on number of retail licenses available.
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