In order to be afforded legal protection of the Alaska Medical Marijuana law, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid identification card by submitting a marijuana card application with the state of Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Prior to mailing the application, review and ensure that all required information has been completed. If the marijuana card application is not complete, it will be denied and you will not be allowed to re-apply for a period of 6 months.
In Alaska, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is governed by the Alaska Medical Marijuana Act. If you have a debilitating medical condition and need this medicine for treatment, a written document from your doctor will allow you to use, cultivate and transport this drug under the act. A written statement from a physician or an Alaska marijuana card also permits patients and their caregivers to purchase cannabis from any of the dispensaries across the state.
Possessing cannabis without a state-issued card is punishable by law as cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. However, there are numerous dispensaries that serve card-carrying patients and offer them a wide variety of options when it comes to treatment. The patient, caregiver and an alternate caregiver must be registered with the state for the medical use of marijuana and marijuana products.