Alaska Marijuana Criminalization Initiative (1990)

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A Marijuana Criminalization Initiative was on the November 6, 1990 election ballot in Alaska, where it was approved.[1] The initiative made all marijuana possession in Alaska illegal. Prior to this initiative's passage, adults over 18 were legally allowed to possess up to four ounces of marijuana in their homes and up to one ounce of marijuana in public.

Election results

Alaska Marijuana Criminalization Initiative
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 105,263 54.3%
No88,64445.7%

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The language that appeared on the ballot said, "Under Alaska law it is currently legal for adults over 18 years old to possess under four ounces of marijuana in a home or other private place. The penalty for adults over 18 years old for possessing less than one ounce in public is a fine of up to $100. This initiative would change Alaska's laws by making all such possession of marijuana criminal, with possible penalties of up to 90 days in jail and/or up to a $1000 fine."

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