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.
Starting tomorrow, February 24th 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.
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.
Alaska has become the next state to legalize recreational cannabis, 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.
In just three days, on Tuesday, November 4th, the 2014 general election will be upon us. In this election, numerous states and localities will be voting on initiatives to reform their cannabis policies. Polling shows that most of these measures are incredibly close, further emphasizing the need for cannabis advocates to VOTE!
Here’s a brief breakdown of the proposals being voted on this Tuesday.
Below is a quick overview of the cannabis-related proposals being voted on:
Measure 91 would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to 4 plants. The proposal would also authorize state-licensed cannabis retail outlets, which anyone 21 and older could purchase cannabis from. The outlets would be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission, and cannabis would be taxed at $35 an ounce.
In just 10 days, on November 4th, the 2014 general election will be upon us, and Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. – along with a couple of cities – will be voting on the legalization of recreational cannabis, only two years after Washington and Colorado did the same.
In Oregon, Measure 91 has consistently maintained majority support among polls, including one from last week which found it winning 52% to 41%. Still, the numbers are close, so it’s vital that legalization advocates in Oregon take the time to vote in favor of the proposal if they’re registered, and to spread the word either way.
Less than a month before Alaska voters decide the fate of Ballot Measure 2, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, a new Ivan Moore Research poll has found that a majority is in support of the initiative.
According to the poll, 57.2% of Alaska voters support the initiative to legalize cannabis, with just 38.7% opposed.
The poll asked the question directly as it will appear on ballots.
Under Ballot Measure 2, those 21 and older would be allowed to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants, in addition to possessing and purchasing up to an ounce. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets would be authorized and regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
In a little over three months, voters in Alaska and Oregon, as well as voters in the nation’s capital (Washington D.C.), will have the opportunity to legalize cannabis through citizen’s initiatives which will be up for a vote on November 4th.
In Alaska, voters will be given the chance to approve Ballot Measure 2. Similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64, this proposal would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis, and would do so as a constitutional amendment. The initiative was introduced by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, and is being funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project.
In Oregon, an initiative from the group New Approach Oregon has recently been officially placed on this November’s ballot. The initiative would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, the private cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants, and cannabis retail outlets which would be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission.