Alaska Measure 2, allowing Alaskans aged 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and six plants was passed in 2014. It went into effect February 2015, making Alaska the fourth state to enact recreational marijuana reform.
No stranger to the legalization fight, cannabis was decriminalized in Alaska in 1975. In 1990 it was re-criminalized, but overturned in 2003. A new criminalization law was passed in 2006. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom, cannabis has been legal for medicinal use since 1998, with Alaska being the second medicinal state, alongside Oregon and Washington.
Since sales began in October 2016, Alaska has collected $7.4 million in marijuana taxes, with a record month of $1 million in January 2018.