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Alaska Cannabis Consumption Rules: Everything You Need to Know

Are you an Alaskan local or visitor looking for cannabis consumption guidelines in our state? The information on this page is for you.

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Alaska is known for many things. Our wide open horizons, natural wonders, and friendly, frontier spirit make this great state a unique and popular destination beloved by tourists and locals alike.

But there’s one hot topic that sets heads spinning: When, where, and how can you consume cannabis in Alaska? Whether you’re a visitor curious about exploring our famous homegrown green or a local making your first foray into the wide world of cannabis, we’re here to answer your questions with this comprehensive guide to Alaska marijuana laws.

Is weed legal in Alaska?

Yes! While medical marijuana has been legal in Alaska for some time, a 2014 law legalized cannabis for recreational consumption by all Alaskans and visitors.

While cannabis is legal, marijuana plants and by-products are still considered controlled substances, subject to regulation by the marijuana control board. Making sure you follow all applicable marijuana laws while you’re in the state is the best way to keep your experience safe, enjoyable, and legal.

What cannabis consumption methods are available in Alaska?

The legalization of cannabis in Alaska led to an increased availability of different consumption methods. Here are a few ways Uncle Herb’s customers enjoy sampling Alaska’s finest:

  • Cannabis Flower
  • Pre-Rolls 
  • Edibles
  • Vaporizers 
  • Concentrates 
  • Topicals
  • CBD

Come in and consult with your friendly neighborhood budtender for a specific recommendation.

How old do I have to be to consume cannabis in Alaska?

Alcohol and marijuana are governed by similar laws in Alaska. You need to be at least 21 years of age to consume either one recreationally.

Medical patients under the age of 21 are able to consume marijuana, but they must have a doctor’s recommendation and medical license specifically allowing them to do so.

Where can I buy Alaskan cannabis products?

Legalization has led to a gold rush of dispensaries across the state, each one offering specific experiences and products. Just make sure you have your ID; in and out-of-state licenses work just fine.

All Alaska dispensaries are cash only, but they typically have an on-site ATM if you need to stock up. Visit your local dispensary for a personalized shopping experience, or shop online and pick up in store for a more streamlined experience.

Can I buy edibles in Alaska?

Definitely! And we’ve got some great stuff at Uncle Herb’s! Since legalization, Alaskans have been using their ingenuity to dream up some seriously tasty THC packed treats. From chocolates and gummies to baked goods and beyond, we’ve got the perfect edible for every palate.

Are dabs legal in Alaska?

Cannabis concentrates are some of the most powerful, THC-rich forms of everyone’s favorite flower—and yes, they’re totally legal in Alaska. Whether you prefer badder, shatter, sugar, or wax, we’ve got the perfect legal cannabis option for your next dab session.

Where can I consume cannabis in Alaska?

The general rule of thumb for cannabis consumption in Alaska is that private residences and other forms of private property are acceptable for cannabis consumption in Anchorage, AK and everywhere else in the state. Just make sure you have the permission of the property owners and you’re good to go.

Stay away from public consumption in general, including parks, playgrounds, and your local recreation center. Cannabis lounges that allow on-site consumption in dispensaries are legal, but there are very few operating within the state.

How much cannabis can I purchase in Alaska?

The amount of cannabis you can purchase in one visit is strictly limited by Alaska law. In a single dispensary visit, your budtender can only sell you 1 ounce, 7 grams of cannabis concentrate for inhalation, or a combined 5,600 milligrams of THC in total sales if you mix and match product types. Not sure how to do the math? An experienced budtender can recommend a nice variety of products to hit your daily limit.

Can I take my cannabis products out of state?

Nope! Stock up on all the other souvenirs you like, but make sure to consume your cannabis while you’re here, especially if you’re traveling to a place where cannabis isn’t legal.

Can I get a DUI for driving while high in Alaska?

Yes. Operating a motorized vehicle while under the influence of any substance, including cannabis, is illegal in Alaska. If you have cannabis you need to transport, stow it safely in your truck or behind the car’s last row of seats before traveling.

So there you have it! Our comprehensive guide to the ins and outs of legal cannabis consumption in the great state of Alaska. Still have questions or ready to begin exploring cannabis IRL? Stop by your local Uncle Herb’s to make the magic happen! We love introducing visitors and locals to the finest cannabis Alaska has to offer.

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