Jun 192013
 June 19, 2013

alaska marijuana legalizationBy Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director

It appears that Alaska is likely to be the next state to have the opportunity to vote on marijuana legalization. This week, the Lt. Governor’s office approved a ballot initiative that aims to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to the laws recently approved in Colorado and Washington. If approved, the initiative would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and provide for the establishment of legal, regulated retail outlets and grow operations.

Supporters must now collect 30,169 signatures to place the initiative on the ballot, which they aim to complete by January.

NORML will keep you updated as this effort moves forward.

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  • Kyle Ziemer

    This referendum will take us Alaskans backwards from4 ounces in the home to1 ounce so far mpp has done it all wrong .By not asking Alaskans what they think or want .the campaign has no web page no face etc. There is a guy from out of state sewing the state of Alaska so he can be a potion gather .the professor ,campaign manager seems to have questionable motives but then no one has herd from him. I think we where all happy to wait tell 2016. but no! Someone that we where easy target and maybe we are. I don’t no if they buy there way throw this. True marijuana people are not behind this. we have smelled the freedom .all they would have had to do was make the referendum compliant existing court decisions ravin. Please don’t think I’m not for the cause but I cant be behind this. TrailertrashAK

    • jay gatzby

      huge difference man, the one ounce will be LEGAL, the (actually five) ounces now is decriminalized, aka still illegal, just not something they really sniff out for