What Are Alaska’s Medical Marijuana Rules?

What Are Alaska’s Medical Marijuana Rules?

Always check with an attorney about Medical Marijuana use but the general guidelines about the Medical Marijuana restrictions in the state of Alaska Are:

What is the number of plants allowed?

You can possess up to one ounce of Marijuana for medical use.  Three mature plants and three immature plants are also allowed for you or your caregiver. 

What are the medical conditions covered under the laws?

Conditions approved for Medical Marijuana use include but are not limited to:
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic Pain
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What are the legal protections?

A statewide registry keeps track of those who have been issued Medical Marijuana cards so that you will not be charged as a criminal for possession or cultivation as long as it is within the law. 

What is the registration process?

Registering for the state's database is mandatory. If caught in possession of Marijuana and you are not registered, you can be charged criminally even if you can prove that you have a qualifying medical condition. 

Sharing your medically approved Marijuana or Medical Marijuana card with others could bring criminal charges. 

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Final thoughts:  While Alaska does allow for the use of Medical Marijuana, it is important to comply with the rules regarding registration, possession and cultivation as not doing so could cost you the right to use Medical Marijuana.