Alaska Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Alaska personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Ballot Measure 8 was approved Nov. 3, 1998 by 58% of voters and became effective: Mar. 4, 1999. This law, entitled Medical Uses of Marijuana for Persons Suffering from Debilitating Medical Conditions Act, removed state-level criminal penalties for the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana by individuals who possess written documentation from their physician advising that they "might benefit from the medical use of marijuana."
Personal Use: On November 4, 2014, Ballot entitled An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana, passed with 53.23% of the vote. The law made the use of marijuana legal for persons 21 years of age or older. It also allowed a person to possess, use, show, buy, transport, or grow set amounts of marijuana, with the growing subject to certain restrictions.
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