A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Alaska

Getting an Alaskan medical marijuana card is an easy, affordable process that the state has been directing since 1998. Below, we’re listing the four easy steps to getting your medical card in The Last Frontier.

  1. Meet with a qualified doctor and receive a physician’s statement
  2. Submit your application and proper documentation
  3. Pay the fees and wait for approval
  4. Get your card in the mail just a few weeks later
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How to Get Your Alaskan Medical Marijuana Card

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Who Can Get a Medical Card in Alaska?

Those who are at least 18 years old, are in-state residents, and who have at least one of the state’s qualifying conditions can receive a medical card in Alaska.

Minors can receive their medical cards, but only if their physician signs off on the risks, and if the parent or guardian agrees to be the caregiver.

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Alaska?

In Alaska, the qualifying medical conditions for an MMJ card are:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or severe pain
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy
  • Severe nausea

How-To Steps for Getting an MMJ Card in Alaska

1. Meet With a Doctor and Receive a Physician’s Statement

The first step to getting your Alaskan MMJ card is to meet with a physician that you have seen within the last year and a half. After being evaluated, this doctor will sign off on a physician’s statement affirming that you do have at least one of the qualifying conditions the program lists.  

2. Submit Your Application

After you have gotten the statement from your doctor, it’s time to actually apply for the medical card. You will do this through the Alaska Medical Marijuana Registry. Along with your physician statement, you must have a photocopy of your driver’s license or ID to prove your age and Alaskan residency. Finally, once you’ve gathered all these documents, you’re ready to submit your application. 

3. Pay the Fees and Wait for Approval

With your first-time application, you will have to pay a flat $25. Each time you renew the card, the fee is $20. Now, all that’s left to do is wait for approval.

4. Get Your Card in the Mail Just a Few Weeks Later

If you’ve been approved, you should receive your Alaskan MMJ card in the mail just a few weeks after application. This should never take more than five weeks. Soon, your brand-new medical marijuana card will be waiting for you in your mailbox.