Alaska marijuana measure qualifies for primary ballot
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 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. On February 4, 2014, the Alaska's Division of Elections confirmed that enough valid signatures were verified to send the measure to the ballot. Gail Fenumiai, director of the Alaska's Division of Elections, said, "It's a matter now of officially getting the certification documents signed by the lieutenant governor." If voters do approve the measure in August, Alaska will become the third state, along with Colorado and Washington, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
- Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64
- Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Initiative 502
- Alaska Dispatch, "Marijuana Policy Project plans Alaska ballot measure to decriminalize pot in 2014," accessed January 16, 2013
- StarTribune, "Organizers turn in signatures for Alaska marijuana legalization initiative," January 8, 2014 (dead link)
- Yahoo News, "Alaska measure to legalize pot qualifies for August vote," February 4, 2014