Alaska is the least dense state in the United States and the 48th least populated state. Despite its small population size and density, cannabis sales have continued to prevail and are steadily on the rise. Alaska is the only legalized state with a very specific cannabis tax structure.
Medical Use: Yes
Adult Use: Yes
Cannabis sales in Alaska are expected to steadily rise within the next three years.
No stated licensing caps and no required vertical integration makes Alaska a great market for opening a new business.
Wholesale prices remain strong giving the illicit market a leg up.
Very specific wholesale tax structure. No state tax. Product is taxed at the wholesale price.
Alaska Cannabis Details
1.28 sq. miles
2020 Medical Sales
2022 Projected Medical Sales
2020 Adult Use Sales
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales
Marijuana Control Board
# of Dispensaries (allowed/issued)
# of Cultivators (allowed/issued)
# of Manufacturers (allowed/issued)
# of Testing Labs (allowed/issued)
Yes, the resident has to have lived in Alaska for 1 calendar year. No other person besides the licensee can have any financial interest in the company
No – Currently in review
Combined Tax Rate
Cannabis in Alaska is taxed at the wholesale level. Flower: $50 per ounce | Abnormal bud: $25 per ounce | Trim: $15 per ounce | Clones : $1 per clone
Subject to municipality, not all have one – between 3%-5%
Retail Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax
State Sales Tax
Licensing Fees (per year)
*Varies based on gross revenue