Growing Marijuana in Alaska

December 11, 2019

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Alaska has always been a little different from all of the other states in America. It is miles away from the rest of the country. It’s very close to Russia, and they have always valued the right to grow your own marijuana. Well, sort of.

Growing marijuana in Alaska has been allowed for everyone since 1975, when the rest of America was beginning to fight to make it disappear. The Alaskan right to privacy said their citizens are allowed to grow up to 25 plants in their own homes, and have up to 4 ounces in their possession. The important point about this was that it was only in a private residence. The minute weed was taken outdoors; it became illegal. Alaska considered it a misdemeanor to have 1 ounce on your person unless you have a medical condition.

Alaska marijuana laws change

Alaska Marijuana Laws

In November 2014, Alaska residents voted to legalize marijuana. This change would override Alaska’s long-standing right to privacy, making marijuana no longer something that needs to be hidden. By March 2016, Alaskans were able to possess marijuana in public, as well as purchase it from marijuana retailers.

It used to be that they were allowed to grow 25 plants, but since March 2015 growing cannabis in Alaska has been limited to 6 plants. That’s still plenty of marijuana for anyone to enjoy, especially if you know how to grow high yield marijuana. Still, legalization will likely introduce more regulations on the Alaskan home grower.

Medical use

Medical use

Alaska also has a medical marijuana program for cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, HIV /AIDS, multiple sclerosis, nausea, and seizures. Medical users should have a doctor’s note verifying their condition. A medical card can be applied for online from the Division of Public Health by going to this link.

Growing weed in Alaska for medical marijuana can be done by patients as well as caregivers 21 years old and older. Medical patients can grow up to 6 plants, with only 3 being mature at time. Medical users are currently licensed to have up to one ounce.

Growing in Alaska

Growing in Alaska

Alaska has always been a great state to grow marijuana, even though it hasn’t always been too friendly to smoking it. There is no reason to waste time growing less than the best weed! Whether you decide to wait for legalization or if you have a qualifying medical condition, you should start with quality marijuana seeds and an expert  Marijuana Grow Bible.

The amount of effort you put into growing your marijuana, whether you plan to smoke it quietly in your own home or if you are medicating with it, will pay off. Not only will you get more usable weed, you can also receive more of its benefits. If you think about it, growing weed in Alaska is a privilege that many of that state’s citizens fought hard for. You shouldn’t waste it on inferior seeds.

Download my free Grow Bible for more information on growing in Alaska or anywhere else in the world!

Buy seeds

Growing marijuana in Alaska is protected under the law, as long as you are doing it in your own home and have 6 plants or less. Finding seeds, however, will be a bit more challenging.

Medical dispensaries are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and most retail stores (who will begin selling an ounce or less in November 2016) will not sell seeds. If you are looking to grow your own marijuana, you’ll want to look online for the seeds.

Check out this webshop if you want to buy marijuana seeds in Alaska

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    […] | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii […]
  2. By The Delay in Cannabis Shops Goes Against the Wishes of the Voters ,15 Mar 2017
    […] spent 18 months developing an adult-use system, while it took Oregon over a year to do the same. Alaska, being the slowest in this regard, took two years to establish a regulation […]
  3. By Sonya ,26 May 2017
    I didn't know all the info, thanks! :)
  4. By Kathryn ,21 Jul 2017
    I agree with Sonya; thank you for Alaska instructions. Can't wait to get to a desktop, so I can better study it. I grow marijuana and doing....ok, but I can use all the advice I can get for my area […]Read More
  5. By Mark ,18 Apr 2018
    You need to update to 2018, 12 plants, 6 only in flower stage for 2 persons or more, 21 or over. Still many issues to workout. Community grows are limited to the same # of plants, no advantage there. Growing […]Read More
  6. By Ani ,24 Apr 2019
    This blog is wildly Inaccurate about the history of alaskan pot laws.
  7. By Richard ,08 Mar 2020
    Hey guys, how hard is it to grow just enough for me, I'm turning 60 and been on disability for ten years, , would like only indoor grouth

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