A Marijuana Criminalization Initiative
was on the November 6, 1990
election ballot in Alaska
, where it was approved
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.
| Alaska Marijuana Criminalization Initiative|
| Yes|| 105,263|| 54.3%|
Text of measure
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."