Baked Alaska


Another Alaska court, this time a court of appeals, has ruled that Alaskans have a right to possess small amounts of marijuana in their homes for personal use. The unanimous ruling, which overturned the conviction of a North Pole resident caught with five pot plants, cited a 1975 decision in which the Alaska Supreme Court concluded that the right to privacy guaranteed by the state constitution included possession of marijuana in one's home, provided the amount did not exceed four ounces, the threshold for "intent to deliver." A 1990 voter initiative ostensibly overturned that decision, but the state Court of Appeals says the Supreme Court's interpretation of the constitution still stands.