Alaska cannabis business compliance guide

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In Alaska, cannabis is regulated by the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO). Medical and adult-use cannabis are controlled by a unified ruleset, and Alaska generally treats all marijuana as adult use.

Metrc and Inventory

Alaska uses METRC as their state traceability system.Β 

Purchase Limits

Store sales limit

  • A retail marijuana store may not sell in a single day:
  • more than one ounce of usable marijuana;
  • more than seven grams of marijuana concentrate for inhalation, or
  • more than 5,600 milligrams of THC in combined sales of marijuana and marijuana products

Possession limit

  • A person who is 21 years of age or older may not possess in the aggregate more than:
  • One ounce or less of marijuana in usable form; and
  • Six marijuana plants, with no more than three mature and flowering plants producing usable marijuana at any one time


Alaska’s equivalencies are unusual in that they depend on the variety of products in the transaction. While flower and concentrates both have a limitation of weight if sold exclusively with like type items, when sold with marijuana product (other product types), the entire transaction is limited by the potency.


There is the allowance for cities and municipalities to impose their own taxes on licenses within their limits.Β  There is not a standard tax rate for retailers.


Alaska does not currently allow home delivery.

Things to Note

Special rules, things that have come up, regulator confirmation of things, guidance

State Resources

The AMCO compiles current statutes and regulations.




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