standard-title Alaska Medical Marijuana

Alaska Medical Marijuana

Alaska Medical Marijuana

Ballot Measure 8 was passed on November 03, 1998 by 58% of voters, the State of Alaska medical marijuana program became effective March 04, 1999, legally allowing patients to receive an Alaska medical marijuana letter of recommendation from a certified physician. 

Patients must apply for a State-issued Medical Marijuana ID Card and have the ability to grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use per Alaska state guidelines. 


Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics

Marijuana Registry

P.O. Box 110699

Juneau, AK 99811-0699

Phone: +800 123 4567 / +970 123 7896

WebsiteAlaska Marijuana Registry Online

Patient Registry fee is $25 for new applications, and $20 for renewal. The Alaska Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

The State of Alaska has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Alaska Medical Marijuana ID Card, permitting the patient to grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Alaska state guidelines. 

Since the Alaska medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Alaska medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Alaska medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link below to find out more about Alaska’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Alaska medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Alaska’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Alaska.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Alaska’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”.


On June 02, 1999, Senate Bill 94 was amended, mandating that all patients seeking legal protection under this act, must enroll in the state patient registry and possess a valid identification card. Patients who do not enroll in the registry will not be able to argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity”, if they are arrested on cannabis charges.

The Alaska Statute Title 17 Chapter 37, has been updated, to create a confidential statewide registry of medical marijuana patients and caregivers, by establishing an state identification card.



In Alaska, patients, or their primary caregivers, may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. 



Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Alaska in our definitive guide of Alaska’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Alaska’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.


Read Alaska’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Alaska’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Alaska’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Alaska’s laws for his knowledge.


Find out how to obtain a{n} Alaska Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Alaska’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Alaska’s requirements.


Our list of Alaska Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Alaska’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.