Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office

Marijuana Local Option

A local government may prohibit the sale or importation for sale of marijuana and any marijuana product and the operation of any marijuana establishment through the enactment of an ordinance or by a voter initiative. The local option laws are found in Title 17.38 of the Alaska Statutes and Title 3 of the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC).

A local government may not prohibit the personal use and possession of marijuana and marijuana products

Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of local government ordinances or actions regarding commercial marijuana. Alaska statute does not obligate communities to notify the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office of any changes to local ordinances restricting commercial marijuana. If you have a question about a particular local government, please contact the community directly.