Fairbanks, AK, Alaska
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.9
Legislation: It is illegal in the US, but highly decriminalized in AK.
Until recently marijuana was illeagal here in Fairbanks, but this law was overturned in 2003 and now possession of up to four ounces of marijuana is legal. However if you are found with more than four ounces you can still face fines and some jail time.
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.”
Law enforcement: Police normally won’t bother you unless you are smoking out in the open, and even then they don’t pay too much attention to you.
up to 4oz. or 4 plants will be ignored as ‘personal use.’
Where to buy marijuana: Pretty much anywhere inside of the town, downtown is an especially active place for finding dealers and also by parks. Anyone who looks like a dealer probably is, so just go up to them and tell them that you are going through a dry spell and they can probably help you out.
another reporter added: “You can ask nearly anyone down town, off of South Cushman St., in North Pole, off College Rd., and, to a slightly lesser extent, at the University. Its good to know someone though, as we can have an occasional dry spell.”
Marijuana prices: Depends on who you buy it from, most prices stay the same. About $20 for an gram, $45-$55 for an eighth, $90 to $100 for a quad, and $250-$300 for an ounce.
another reporter added: “Normally always $50/8th, if your lucky $40-45. Sometimes you can get a gram for $20. It is pretty standard, but not exactly the cheapest. ”
Marijuana brands: Not too sure of the names, however most any weed you get will be excellent. I have not found any weed that I did not like. Most weed here is grown indoors so the growers can carefully control the plants and modify them to be more potent. If you get bad stuff it was probably just a fluke and when you buy again you will get quality stuff.
another reporter added: “There seems to be a wide range here. Not that I always expect the dealer to know what they are talking about, I have been told that I was getting ‘God Bud’, ‘Iceburg’ and I have been lucky enough to get the near legendary Matanuska Thunderfuck, which most people around here just refer to as Valley Bud.”
More information: A cool place to smoke, you can go out to the woods and smoke and no one will ever find you. Lots of places to drive when your high, and good scenery. All in all a good place to come and smoke.
There is no such thing as kind bud here because its all good. Even the not great stuff was good. I wouldn’t drive while stoned though because, while pot is decriminalized here, cops hit very hard for driving while intoxicated because there are a lot of drunk drivers here. Fairbanks cops arn’t too bad, but the North Pole cops have a reputation for being dicks.