Alaska Marijuana Laws: A Brief History

Alaska Marijuana Laws

Alaska marijuana laws have historically been relatively lax compared with other states in the US. In 1975, the Alaska Supreme Court held in Raven v. Alaska, that there is a state of constitutional privacy protection for possession of under four ounces of marijuana in your home. In 2004, Ballot Measure 2 received 44.25% of the vote, which demonstrated the widespread support for legalization in Alaska. In 2006, however, the state legislature criminalized possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. 80% of drug arrests in 2010 were for possession of marijuana.

On November 2, 2014 Alaska voters approved of a measure which allows adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to 6 plants for personal use only. This initiative takes 90 days to become law. Until then, the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment and/or a fine up to $2,000 unless the use occurred in the confines of the offender’s private residence in which case, there is no penalty. This act is protected under the Alaskan constitutional right to privacy.

Punishable by Law:

The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree within the past few years which usually means no prison time or criminal record for first time offenders. Here are situations you want to avoid:

  • The possession of 1 - 4 oz is a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year imprisonment and/or a fine up to $1,000.

  • Possession 4 or more ounces is a felony punishable by 5 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

  • Possession with intent to distribute less that 1 oz is a misdemeanor resulting in 1 year incarceration and $10,000 fine. If person intends to distribute 1 oz or more, this is a felony charge resulting in 5 years imprisonment and $50,000 fine.

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