Cannabis Possession and Cultivation Now Legal in Alaska

In Alaskathcannabis, it’s now legal for those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and to cultivate up to six cannabis plants.

Ballot Measure 2, which was approved by voters in 2014 and officially became law at 12:00AM on February 24th, also makes the distribution of cannabis legal through state-licensed cannabis retail outlets (regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board), though these outlets aren’t expected to open until spring to summer of next year.

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Cannabis Legalization Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Alaska

Starting tomorrow, February 24thpurplebud in Alaska, it will be entirely legal under state law for those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and to cultivate up to six cannabis plants. This is due to Ballot Measure 2, approved by voters in 2014, becoming law.

Ballot Measure 2 also legalized the distribution of cannabis through state-licensed cannabis retail outlets, which will be regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, though these outlets aren’t expected to open until early to mid next year.

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Cannabis Possession and Cultivation Becomes Legal in Alaska Tuesday, February 24th

Starting Tuesdaycannabisisgreat, February 24th, the possession and private cultivation of cannabis will be legal in Alaska thanks to the voter-approved passage of Ballot Measure 2.

As part of the new law, those in Alaska who are 21 and older will be authorized to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and will be legally allowed to cultivate up to six plants. Cannabis retail outlets were also legalized as part of the passage of Ballot Measure 2 – to be regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board – though they won’t be open until next year.

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Alaska Voters Legalize Cannabis

Alaska has become the next state to legalize recreational cannabis2, as voters have given approval to Ballot Measure 2, a constitutional amendment.

The initiative, which will take effect next month, will legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to six plants, for those 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets will also be allowed, and regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The state legislature will be given the authority to create a Marijuana Control Board, with officials having nine months to enact regulations. Applications shall be accepted one year after the effective date of the initiative.

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