Yo, what’s up, it’s ya boy Dan. If you’re living in Alaska and dealing with some serious medical conditions, you might wanna check out getting a Medical Marijuana Card for Alaska. This card can hook you up with some legal herb that could help alleviate your symptoms. But before you start puffin’ on that Mary Jane, there are some requirements you gotta know about.
First off, the Alaska Medical Marijuana Program was approved way back in November 1998, so it’s been around for a minute. To apply for the program, you need to fill out an online application and go through a medical evaluation by a doctor. You also gotta cough up some cash for the consultation fee.
If you qualify for the program, you’ll be allowed to purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana. You can even grow your own weed at home if you want. But keep in mind that there is a minimum age limit of 18 years old to apply for the program.
Back in 1975, Alaska was only the second state to decriminalize cannabis. That meant adults were allowed to possess a small amount of weed in their homes for personal use. The state eventually decriminalized possession of an ounce outside the home in 1982 and four ounces at home. But in 1990, weed was briefly re-criminalized until it was struck down again in 1993.
It wasn’t until 1998 that Alaska became one of the first states to have a medical marijuana program. And more recently, in 2014, they legalized recreational weed. So now there are almost as many marijuana privileges for recreational users as there are for MMJ cardholders.
But don’t get it twisted – there are still benefits to having an Alaska medical marijuana card. For one thing, it might be cheaper than buying recreational weed. Plus, if you’re aged 18-20, you can still apply for the program even though only those aged 21+ can purchase recreational cannabis.
If all this sounds good to you and you wanna get yourself an MMJ card, here’s how:
Step 1: Schedule a Consultation with an AK Healthcare Provider
You need to schedule an appointment with a doctor who can evaluate your condition and determine whether MMJ might be right for you. Make sure you bring your medical records with you to the appointment.
Step 2: Fill Out the Application Form
Once the doctor gives you the green light, you’ll need to fill out an application form that includes your name, mailing address, physical address, date of birth, and photo ID. You also need to include your doctor’s name and phone number as well as your caregiver’s info if applicable.
Step 3: Send Your Application to the Official AK Medical Marijuana Program
Once your application is complete, send it to Health Analytics and Vital Records Marijuana Registry PO Box 110675 Juneau, AK 99811-0675. Make sure everything is included in one envelope.
Step 4: Get Your MMJ Card and Visit a Dispensary
After your application is approved, you’ll receive your MMJ card in the mail within two weeks. Then it’s time to visit one of the many dispensaries around Alaska to get your hands on some legal weed.
To qualify for an MMJ card in AK, you must be an Alaskan resident aged 18+ and have one of the qualifying conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, severe pain or nausea, multiple sclerosis, or seizures.
The application fee for the program is $25 and consultation fees vary depending on where you go. Veterans may receive a discount on their consultation fee though.
So now that you know how to get an Alaska Medical Marijuana Card, blaze up and chill out! But remember to always follow the laws and regulations surrounding cannabis use in your state.