On November 4, 2014, Alaskans voted to end decades of harmful and ineffective marijuana prohibition, and replace it with a system in which marijuana is taxed and regulated like alcohol.
Measure 2 removes penalties for adults 21 and older who possess, use, and grow a limited amount of marijuana. It tasks the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board with regulating and licensing marijuana producers, wholesalers, processors, and retailers. It also gives the legislature the authority to create a new Marijuana Control Board at any time to assume such power, duties, and responsibilities related to marijuana regulation.
The regulations of this measure have provisions for:
Under the timeline set forth in AS 17.38, the ABC or Marijuana Control Board must begin accepting applications by February 24, 2016 and issue the first licenses in May of 2016.
To begin the process of applying to operate a legal marijuana business, you should:
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