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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Alaska

Getting an Alaska medical marijuana card is a fairly simple process. First, you'll need to see the doctor to get a certification for medical cannabis treatment. You must have one of the following medical conditions in order to qualify:

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Fill out a short, online confidential form which we'll send to one of NuggMD's available doctors for review.
  • Cancer
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Wasting syndrome or cachexia
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe nausea

Next, you'll need to print out Alaska's "Application for Registry Identification Card for Medical Use of Marijuana." Fill this form out in its entirety and mail it with your $25 payment to:Health Analytics and Vital RecordsMarijuana RegistryP.O. Box 110699Juneau, AK 99811-0699

IMPORTANT: Don't leave ANY details out of your application and check it over several times before submitting it. If your application is rejected because it's incomplete, you'll have to wait six months before you can apply again. If you get stuck or aren't sure if a document is sufficient, you can call the registry at 907-465-5423 and ask.

Then you'll just have to wait 7 to 10 business days to receive your new Alaska Registry Identification Card in the mail.

About Medical Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska decriminalized marijuana in 1975, and was only the second state to do so. But they didn't do so through a ballot initiative or a legislative action. Instead, decriminalization came about as a result of the court case called Ravin v. State.

Unfortunately, a 1990 ballot initiative called Measure 2 re-criminalized cannabis just 15 years later. Eight years after that, Alaska approved medical marijuana through Measure 8, but recreational use remained a criminal offense.

There were two failed attempts to re-legalizae cannabis for recreational use in 2000 and 2004.  Finally, Alaska won back its legal cannabis rights with another initiative which was also called Measure 2. It passed in 2014 by a very narrow margin of 53.2%.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in Alaska

Is there a list of qualifying conditions in Alaska?

Yes. To qualify for medical cannabis, your doctor must have examined you no more than 16 months prior to your application and must have one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Wasting syndrome or cachexia
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe nausea

Is recreational marijuana legal in Alaska?

Yes. It's been legal since 2014.

Can I grow my own marijuana in Alaska?

Yes. You can cultivate up to six plants, but only three plants can be flowering at any one time.

Is the privacy of my medical marijuana patient records protected in Alaska?

Yes. The state maintains a registry, but they keep patient records confidential. Law enforcement can only check the database to verify that you're a legal patient.

How long does my Alaska Registry ID Card last?

The Alaska Registry ID Card is good for a year unless otherwise specified by the recommending doctor.

Will insurance cover the cost of my medical marijuana in Alaska?

Unfortunately, no. Insurance companies will most likely remain reticent to reimburse cannabis treatment until it is legalized on a federal level.

How much does an Alaska registry ID cost?

It only costs $25 to apply for the registry ID card, and $20 to renew it. This charge is separate from your medical expenses for seeing the doctor.

Can I have a caregiver help me with purchasing and cultivating medical marijuana in Alaska?

Yes. Your caregiver must be a permanent Alaska resident over 21 years old and they can't have a felony drug offense.

How much cannabis can I possess in Alaska?

People 21 and over can possess up to one ounce of marijuana, and can grow up to six plants. If two adults live in the same household, 12 plants can be grown, but no more regardless of how many people live there. Only three out of every six plants can be flowering at the same time.

Can a minor become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska?

Yes, but a parent or guardian must become the minor's caregiver, and the minor must have a statement from them that the doctor has explained the benefits and risks of using cannabis.

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