There have been a few different times where marijuana has been made legal in Alaska but the most recent and biggest time was February 24th, 2015. Now it is legal for adults to smoke marijuana. Dispensaries started popping up later in the year 2015. Alaska has that had actually made it legal before but for some reason the law has not taken place.
In November of 2014 Alaska became the fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana. As of current, no dispensaries are selling recreational marijuana in Alaska, but businesses have been approved for licenses to grow marijuana for recreational purposes. The first retail selling licenses for recreational marijuana are expected to come towards the end of the 2016 year.
Nearly 40 years ago, the Alaska Supreme Court rules that a person’s right to posses and enjoy marijuana was protected under the Alaska Constitution’s right to privacy. Alaska then formally legalized recreational marijuana use in November of 2014, passed with a 53%-47% vote. People who are aged 21 and older are allowed to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow up to six plants in the privacy of their homes. But until now, Alaskans had nowhere to buy it. Retail cannabis stores are scheduled to open in Alaska this fall.