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Growing Cannabis Seeds in Alaska: Everything You Need to Know to Do it Legally

Growing Alaskan Marijuana...

We are by far the largest state in the UNION! our state covers a total area of 663,268 square miles. Located at the Northwest extremity of North America, it has no borders with any other American state. We have a total population of under one million people, Alaska has the third least population and least densely populated of all of the US states. Almost half of all residents in Alaska live in the largest city, Anchorage, while the state capital is Juneau (Which you can only get to by plane or boat!) Here's another fun fact: Alaska taxes marijuana more heavily than any other state! That's created a financial windfall for the state: In fiscal year 2021, the state collected more than $30 million in marijuana tax revenue. (Sep 19, 2023)

 Legally Growing Cannabis Seeds in Alaska

Alaska has a long standing of legalization, in fact: It was first legalized by the court ruling Ravin v. State in 1975, but later recriminalized by Measure 2 in 1990. Ballot measures in 2000 and 2004 attempted (but failed) to legalize recreational use, until finally Measure 2 in 2014 passed with 53.2% of the vote. Medical use was legalized by way of Measure 8 in 1998. Today our state marijuana program is governed by the Alaska State ALCOHOL & MARIJUANA CONTROL OFFICE. For further facts & information: Marijuana FAQs, Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (

AS 17.38.020 allows for the in-home production and possession of marijuana for personal use. AS 17.38.020 specifies it will be lawful; possessing, growing, processing, or transporting not more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants, and possession of the marijuana produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown, except that not more than 12 marijuana plants, with six or fewer being mature, flowering plants, may be present in a single dwelling regardless of the number of persons 21 years of age or older residing in the dwelling


It’s an odd law, and definitely the strangest law we have come across in writing about cannabis in all the states across America. Possession in public of more than one, but less than four ounces is classed as a misdemeanor with up to a year in jail, greater quantities are viewed as a felony charge with up to five years' incarceration and fines to a maximum of $50,000. While growing more than twenty-five plants is also classified as a felony with a similar, five-year maximum jail term, but only a $1,000 fine.


The changes in the law in November 2016, allowed for the establishment of retail stores to sell a maximum of one ounce of cannabis to all adults over the age of twenty-one.


Growing cannabis seeds in Alaska indoors is the only realistic method of producing an all year-round supply, although there is a very short growing season available during June, July and August, the twelve slightly warmer weeks of the year. Growing cannabis inside your own residence allows for six legal plants, or twenty-five under the privacy laws. As you cannot be prosecuted for growing twenty-five, but the law states only three mature plants at any one time, we recommend germinating and growing as many as possible, but only flowering the three permitted plants. 


The key sentence in the privacy laws is “For personal use” and having a dozen or more flowering plants, may be viewed as more than personal use. One or two extra would cause little concern, but a full twenty-five large flowering plants may well be viewed as a commercial venture.

 Growing cannabis seeds in Alaska

Growing cannabis seeds in Alaska indoors produces the best harvest and highest quality buds. With greater control over the plant's climate, lighting and nutrients, better plants, generating greater quality buds can be produced. Traditional cannabis seeds require separate growing and flowering regimes, growing and developing while the daylight hours are more than twelve, and flowering as they decrease below. Growing cannabis seeds in Alaska indoors allows far greater control of the number of light-hours the plants receive, giving the grower the option of sending the plant to flower whenever they wish, simply by reducing the lights to a 12/12 on-off regime.


Whether you chose to grow indoors or outside in the short summer season, selecting the highest quality seeds is vital in producing a high-quality harvest. We offer a wide selection of the finest seeds, all sold with guaranteed delivery and germination. Don’t settle for cheap cannabis seeds, buy the highest quality seeds at the lowest prices.


Understanding which seeds and cannabis strains are best suited to your tastes and requirements will require planning. With some of the best, stable new strains available, such as Bio Blue Dream, Love Potion #9, Crystal Cookies, Sour Chemdawg, all outstanding selection of the most popular and stable cannabis seeds. All seeds are distributed direct from Grow Alaska Cannabis Company, one of the world’s leading online cannabis seeds producers and suppliers, guaranteed to arrive and germinate.


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