Alaska 1998 Ballot Initiative
BALLOT MEASURE NO. 8
INITIATIVE NO. 97PSDM
BILL ALLOWING MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA
This bill would allow patients to use marijuana for certain medical purposes. A doctor must find that the patient has a debilitating medical condition that might benefit from marijuana. An eligible minor could use medical marijuana only under the consent and control of a parent. There would be limits on how much medical marijuana a patient could possess. Patients and their primary care-givers who comply with this law would not be guilty of a crime. The state would create a confidential registry of patients who may use medical marijuana. Non-medical use of marijuana would still be a crime.
Should this initiative become law?
Nov. 3, 1998 Bill allowing medical use of marijuana (97PSDM)
131,586 votes for / 92,701 votes against