Famed for its incredible nature and wide variety of wildlife, Alaska also has a long-standing reputation for having some of the countries most progressive cannabis laws having become the first state in 1975 to give adults privacy rights to use marijuana in their own home.
In recent years, moves to legalise both the medical usage and recreational usage of cannabis in Alaska have been adopted with Alaska now one of eleven U.S states to introduce a commercialised cannabis market-place.
But is it possible to grow marijuana in Alaska?
Alaska Cannabis Law
The 49th state has traditionally taken a liberal approach to cannabis with the Alaskan Supreme court making history in 1975 when they became the first, and only U.S. state or federal court to announce a constitutional privacy right that protected some level of marijuana use and possession.
This unprecedented ruling marked the beginning of Alaska´s largely progressive approach to cannabis legalisation.
Having decriminalised marijuana usage in 1982, and then re-criminalised it again in 1990, medical marijuana legality would follow in 1998 with the law allowing patients with a doctor’s recommendation to possess up to one ounce of cannabis. Patients may also cultivate up to six plants.
Moves to legalise recreational usage would fail in both 2000 and 2004 however Alaskans finally said yes to legal recreational cannabis in 2014, becoming the 3rd state after Colorado and Washington to establish a regulated market-place for adult use.
Under the law, Alaskan residents may possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis.