Alaska Legalize Marijuana Initiative, Measure 2 (2004)
The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have legalized marijuana.
|Alaska Measure 2 (2004)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This bill would remove civil and criminal penalties under state law for persons 21 years or older who grow, use, sell or give away marijuana or hemp products. State or local government could not require a permit or license for personal cultivation or distribution of marijuana, but could regulate marijuana like alcohol or tobacco. It removes all existing state restrictions on prescription of marijuana by a doctor for all patients, including children. It allows for laws limiting marijuana use in public and to protect public safety.
Should this initiative become law?
Donations included Alaskans for Marijuana Regulation and Control with $879,250, Alaskans for Rights and Revenue with $42,608, Alaska Hemp with $40,887 and Yes on 2 with $27,742, all in support of the measure. The donation total between the pro-amendment groups was $990,487.
Groups against the measure included Alaskans Against the Legalization of Marijuana, who spent $27,258 to defeat the act.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "2004 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Follow the Money, Alaska Measure 2 Donations
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