Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: in the past marijuana was legalalized for personal, in home consumption for amounts of under four ounces. Recently due to an extremely unconstitutional “methijuana” bill combining the reform of Crystal Meth and Marijuana laws that was passed under unlawful governatorial pressure, marijuana is illegal. This bill is so much BS that the cause to overturn the bill is being spearheaded by the ACLU. Don’t worry too much though Juneau is the most liberal city in the state.
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: Law enforcement is recently undergoing shortages, and there are plenty of places to smoke openly (lots of park and wooded areas). However Alaska has the worst drunk driving rates in the nation so be very wary if you are to smoke on the road even though you shouldn’t be anyways. The cops aren’t dumb in Juneau but their patrol routes are very limited, spanning the whole city you are unnlikely to see any police, and where i live i have never seen a cop that far out.
Where to buy marijuana
Marijuana prices: Prices and weights very raraly fluxtuate. If you run into somebody charging more than this (for under an ounce) flip them the bird and walk off, they are a douschebag. Gram: 20$, Eights (3.5g’s): 60$, quarters(7g’s): 120$, and ounces(28.3g’s): 420-550.
Summer prices are usually higher, most people will charge you $25 a G for anything under a half ounce.
Brands: Matinuska thunderfuck is a very good strain, but in very short supply. Most is homegrown, BC, Washington or Oregon Bud. All usually very good, but try to stay away from buying bud from anyone who lives downtown (bottomfeeder shit).
More information: Juneau is in my opinion the most beautiful and amazing town in the world. Visit soon.