While the Alaska Supreme Court The Alaska Supreme Court is the state supreme court in the State of Alaska's judicial department (Alaska Court System). The supreme court is composed of the chief justice and four associate justices, who are all appointed by the governor of Alaska (see List of Governors of Alaska) has upheld the right of adult Alaskans to possess up to four ounces of marijuana in their homes for personal use, the move did not immunize im·mu·nize
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im state residents against federal law making it illegal to possess, use, buy, sell or cultivate marijuana. The Alaska constitution The Alaska Constitution is the constitution of the U.S. state of Alaska. It was ratified in 1956 and took effect with Alaska's admission as a state on January 3, 1959. History and background
The statehood movement does have a special guarantee of privacy from government interference not included in the federal constitution.
New figures quoted in the April Worksafe newsletter report that March 2007 use of illicit substances, including marijuana, in Alaska rose from 11.79 percent in 2004 to 12.16 percent in 2005, according to according to
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Some other factoids from a survey conducted in 2005 from the federal government:
* While about 8 percent of the U.S. population over age 12 admitted to using an illicit drug illicit drug Street drug, see there in the past month (2005 survey), in Alaska the figure was 12.16 percent.
* 10.1 percent of Alaskans 12 and older reported they were current marijuana users, compared to 6.04 percent nationwide.
* About 5.8 percent of Alaskans over 12 admitted to the non-medical use of pain relievers (including tranquilizers and stimulants) in the past year (2005 survey), compared with 4.8 nationwide.
* Alaska's greatest challenge is drug use among adults 26 and older, with rising past-month (2005 survey) substance abuse figures (8.8 to 9.8 percent) almost double the national average, which was stable at 5.6 percent.
The Worksafe newsletter further stated, "Alaskans of all ages do not worry about the negative effects of marijuana, and only 27.3 percent think smoking pot can be harmful (compared to 39.04 percent nationwide).
WorkSafe's positivity rates over a 5-year period for all test results Marijuana 79% Methamphetamines 17% Cocaine 4%