Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alaska Medical Marijuana Laws

Alaska — Measure 8, a ballot initiative, passed with 58% of the vote in 1998, and was modified by S.B. 94 in 1999. The law’s citation is Alaska Stat. § 17.37.010 et seq.

Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card, a patient must have a qualifying condition and a statement from an Alaska-licensed physician who has personally examined the patient stating that “the physician has considered other approved … treatments that might provide relief … and that the physician has concluded that the patient might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” A minor patient only qualifies with the consent of his or her parent or guardian and if the adult controls the dosage, acquisition, and frequency of use of the marijuana.

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