Alaska Marijuana Legalization, Ballot Measure 2 (2014)

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Ballot Measure 2
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Type:Initiated state statute
Referred by:Citizens
Topic:Marijuana
Status:On the ballot
The Alaska Marijuana Legalization, Ballot Measure 2 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Alaska as an initiated state statute.[1] If the measure is approved by voters, it will allow people age 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It will also make the manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana paraphernalia legal.[2][3]

The plans to try to place the measure on the ballot were announced by the Marijuana Policy Project around mid-January 2013. In June 2013, Lt Gov. Mead Treadwell announced that his office certified a measure allowing adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.[4] A citizens' group calling themselves "The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana" is officially sponsoring the measure.[3]

Supporters

The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana is a citizens' group that is officially sponsoring the measure. The measure is also supported by the Marijuana Policy Project.[4][3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska

Supporters of the initiative were required to collect 30,169 signatures by January 9, 2014 in order to land the measure on the ballot. The group "The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana" said it turned in approximately 46,000 signatures on Wednesday, January 8, a day ahead of the state's deadline.[3] On February 4, 2014, the Alaska's Division of Elections confirmed that enough valid signatures were verified to send the measure to the ballot.[1]

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