Agency rules to regulate marijuana under Measure 2 now being considered
Last update: August 17, 2015
Alaska’s Measure 2 took effect on February 24 and allows adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants (three mature) in a private, secure location. Beginning in 2016, marijuana will be cultivated, tested, and sold by licensed, taxpaying businesses that require proof of age, instead of criminal enterprises in the underground market. Read a summary of the law here. As the law took effect, we launched Consume Responsibly bus ads explaining, “With great marijuana laws comes great responsibility.”
The Marijuana Control Board is now in the process of proposing rules for local governments and businesses as the regulatory program rolls out. Stay tuned for alerts as the process continues. You can also find updates on the website for Alaska’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board here.
For more information about Measure 2, check out this FAQ from the Alaska Department of Commerce.
If you have not already, please subscribe to MPP’s free legislative alert service and like the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska on Facebook. We’re keeping our subscribers posted as we work with our local allies to ensure Measure 2 is faithfully implemented. Already, since Election Day, advocates have persuaded Anchorage elected officials to defeat a ban on marijuana businesses and have persuaded legislative committees not to replace Measure 2’s comprehensive legal protections with a mere defense.
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