The Alaska Cannabis Market

Alaska is a METRC compliant state. Brytemap specializes in METRC compliance across the nation and understands each states specific nuances making reporting a second thought for cannabis growers, dispensaries and retailers.

Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska legalized medical marijuana in 1998 and recreational marijuana in 2014. Consumers were able to start buying marijuana in October 2016 when the first recreational use store opened.

The state does not have medical marijuana dispensaries. Instead, patients must obtain their medical marijuana cards to grow their own or obtain it from a caregiver grower. Furthermore, local governments in Alaska are allowed to fully ban marijuana businesses from operating in their jurisdictions.


Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana in Alaska, but they must obtain one doctor’s certification and have a parent or guardian acting in a caregiver role.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea

Cannabis Use

Medical: Yes

Recreational: Yes

Reciprocity: No

Possession Limits: 1oz Medical | 1oz Recreational

Personal Growing Limits: 6 Plants Medical | 6 Plants Recreational


  • Concentrates
  • Edibles
  • Flowers
  • Seeds/Plants
  • Transdermals

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