AK Marijuana Card

Updated on May 4, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Alaska Medical Marijuana Card

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. Qhile you need to be over 21 to get recreational cannabis, minors are eligible for an MMJ card in Alaska.

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.

Benefits of an Alaska Marijuana Card

With an Alaska medical marijuana card, you have:

  • Legal Protection – As an Alaska marijuana card holder, you have all the rights to use and travel across the state with the drug. There’s absolutely no legal risk of carrying marijuana with you while you’re traveling as long as you have your card with you.
  • Access to Clubs and Dispensaries – There are many cannabis clubs across the state that only allow entry to patients who possess medical marijuana cards issued by the state government. Register for a card and enjoy free entry to these clubs and access to a variety of dispensaries.
  • The Option to Grow Your Own – Other than using marijuana, you gain the right to cultivate your mature plants as well once you receive a medical marijuana card. You can also legally purchase all the paraphernalia associated with growing and consuming marijuana for medical use.

How Can We Help You?

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.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Alaska

  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition – *Learn how to request your medical records.
  2. To qualify, an Alaska patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified by the law:
    Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Alaska – *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Alaska.
    Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or treatment for any of these conditions or
    Any chronic or debilitating disease or treatment of such diseases, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following: cachexia; chronic or severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
  3. In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Alaska, patients are required to register with the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Marijuana Registry.
  4. When submitting an application, ensure to include:
    The original completed copy of the attached application form (photocopies will NOT be accepted) that includes the following:
    The patient/applicant’s name, mailing address, physical address, date of birth, and Alaska driver’s license number or Alaska identification card number;
    The name, address, and telephone number of the patient’s physician;
    The name and address of the patient’s primary caregiver, if one is designated at the time of application; and The applicant’s signature.
  5. * Please note: If the patient is a minor, the submission MUST include an original statement in writing (photocopies will NOT be accepted), from the minor’s parent or legal guardian residing in Alaska, stating that:
    Ensure to include the original signed physician’s statement (photocopies will NOT be accepted – certified copies are permissible), stating that the patient has been diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition for which, in the physicians’ opinion, the patient may benefit, from the medical use of marijuana.
    The parent/guardian consents to serve as the minor’s primary caregiver; and that
    The parent/guardian grants permission for the minor to engage in the medical use of marijuana;
  6. The application fee for an initial request is $25 – the yearly renewal fee thereafter is $20. The application fee, in either the form of a money order or check (payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics), must be mailed in with the application.
  7. Applications must be submitted to:
    Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
    Marijuana Registry
    P.O. Box 110699
    Juneau, AK 99811-0699
    Phone: 907-465-5423
    Email: BVSSpecialServices@health.state.ak.us
    Website: Alaska Marijuana Registry Online
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