The steps required for Alaska medical marijuana card renewal closely mirrors the initial application process for the card. To renew your Alaska medical marijuana card, you must complete the medical marijuana registry application packet. On the application, you must select renewal instead of initial application. A photocopy of your Alaska driver's license or Alaska ID card must be included on the application. Also, a witness must be present when you sign and date the application. The witness must then sign and date the renewal application.
Note that a statement from your physician, using either the physician's statement form on page 4 of the application packet or a letter addressing the conditions mentioned in the physician's statement form, signed by your physician, must be attached to your renewal application. Medical marijuana cardholders may apply for renewal 30 - 45 days before the expiration of their cards.
Before sending your application, carefully ensure all required details are provided. Incomplete applications will be rejected, and reapplication will not be permitted for a duration of six months. Also, ensure that the renewal fee payment is in the form of a check or money order and made out to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Include the payment and the completed renewal application in a mail addressed to:
Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110699
Juneau, AK 99811-0699
You may use the "Return Receipt Service" when mailing to ensure that the Bureau receives your application and fees. This will provide confirmation of delivery. For more inquiries on Alaska medical marijuana renewal, contact the marijuana registry section of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at (907) 465-5423.
No, the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics only allows renewal applications by mail. The only way to renew an Alaska medical marijuana card is to mail a physical application to Alaska's Bureau of Vital Statistics.
The Alaska medical marijuana card is good for 12 months from the date of issuance.
You need an appointment with a board-certified doctor to renew your medical marijuana status or certification in order to renew your Alaska medical marijuana card. Alaska does not possess a publicly accessible database containing information on licensed healthcare practitioners authorized to issue medical marijuana certifications. Any healthcare practitioner in good standing and having a valid license to practice medicine in Alaska is eligible to issue medical marijuana certifications.
The Alaska medical marijuana card renewal fee is $20 for a timely renewal._ _If you renew your card before your current card expires, it is a timely renewal. The fee may be paid in the form of a check or money order. You may be charged a consultation fee when visiting your physician to obtain a medical marijuana certification. The consultation fee typically ranges from $150 to $250.
The only location where you may complete your application for an Alaska medical marijuana renewal is the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state’s Department of Health. Renewal applications are completed by mail.
Alaska's medical marijuana program does not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, individuals aged 21 or older from other states are legally allowed to purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes.