Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
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 Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Prior to mailing the application, be sure to 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 reapply for a period of six months.
In Alaska, the use of marijuana 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 marijuana 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.
With an Alaska medical marijuana card, you have:
As an online search and booking platform dedicated to helping patients who need marijuana for medical purposes, MarijuanaDoctors.com features an extensive network of physicians and dispensaries on our website. Our goal is to make it effortless for patients to locate a knowledgeable doctor nearby. We not only review and rate the popular cannabis dispensaries and physicians in your area, but we also help you qualify for an Alaska medical marijuana card.
Our commitment to your treatment doesn’t stop after you’ve been paired with one of our fully-vetted physicians. Card-holding patients can also use our portal to access online services. Our Symptom Tracker also makes it easy for you and your doctor to keep track of your treatment and how it’s affecting your condition.