Ketchikan, AK, Alaska
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2
Legislation: In Alaska it was recently ruled that up to one ounce of pot is legal for adults, striking down a recent recriminalization bill. If you go over an ounce there are still penalties—90 days jail/$1000 and it’s a misdemeanor.
another reporter added: “Alaska has has a medical marijuana law since March, 1999: “Fifty-eight percent of voters approved Ballot Measure #8 on November 3, 1998. The law took effect on March 4, 1999. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physician advising that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more
than three may be mature. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. To date, approximately 200 cards have been issued to registered patients.
Senate Bill 94, which took effect on June 2, 1999, mandates all patients seeking legal protection under this act to enroll in the state patient registry and possess a valid identification card. Patients not enrolled in the registry will no longer be able to argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity” if they are arrested on marijuana charges.” Source: http://www.norml.com/index.cfm?Group_ID=4522&wtm_view=medical”
Law enforcement: Police Officers will Arrest you if you are being obvious and hitting pipes or other large smoking devices out in public areas. You can easily puff a joint or small cigarette shaped pipes.
Where to buy marijuana in Ketchikan: The docks by the Tunnel may have a crowd of people there. If they are there, ask around some of the Stonerish looking skateboarders. Also by the mall you can find some older stonerish looking people.
Ketchikan marijuana prices: Outrageously high. Very saddening. 25 Dollars a gram. 75 for eighths.
Brands: There is a very potent local strain called Mud Bite, which apparently got second or third in some Marijuana fair in Amsterdam. You may run into matinuska Mist, Blueberry strains, Skunk, and just in general, really good chronic.
More information: The weed in Ketchikan will almost always be good. If you are buying outside of town in the roads north or south, you may run into some bad weed, but still there is absolutely delecious weed in those places too. Town will always bring good results. Very good weed, high priced.