The people have spoken and The United States has done a 180 on all things cannabis, but federal law still sees this amazing plant as a schedule one controlled substance. However, in the last American frontier of Alaska, the tradition of enjoying cannabis is legally regulated for adults 21 years of age or older.
Since recreational marijuana in Alaska was legalized in 2015, marijuana dispensaries have popped up all over Anchorage to faithfully serve those that wish to partake. There are some 65 Anchorage cannabis dispensaries to choose from as of November 2020. Are you wondering which ones have the best cannabis products, prices, and budtenders?
We decided to put together this handy little guide to help you find the best anchorage cannabis dispensary near you. Keep reading for the low down on getting high in Anchorage with the best Alaska cannabis available.
Not a Free-For-All
Much like alcohol and tobacco, the consumption of marijuana is still highly regulated in legal states. Residents and visitors to Anchorage are encouraged to respect and follow these regulations.
Marijuana is still illegal to consume in any public place including an Anchorage dispensary. The state Marijuana Control Board voted to approve two dispensaries to set up on-site smoke rooms to consume cannabis bought at the shop. Neither of them are in Anchorage. There is reason to believe because of the need for tourists to have a legal and safe place to consume cannabis products, more dispensaries will open up “bud bars” soon.
You must be 21 years of age to legally buy marijuana in Alaska and every Anchorage marijuana dispensary requires ID to prove you are old enough. Driving under the influence of marijuana is also illegal and if you are caught you face charges similar to driving while under the influence of alcohol. Please also keep in mind Alaska has a one-ounce limit per person for possession of marijuana products.
The locals in Anchorage widely accept the use of cannabis but expect those that choose to use marijuana to be discreet and not abuse the privilege. Use common sense and whenever in doubt ask your budtender about local and state laws.
Marijuana Dispensaries in Anchorage
Now that we are clear on the law, let’s address the question of “where to get marijuana or cannabis near me?” With 5 years of market development, you can find a cannabis dispensary in most every area of the city. They all carry a variety of concentrates, tasty cannabis edibles, and flowers/buds, but each cannabis dispensary has its own signature take on the business. Some dispensaries have their own labs and/or grow operations to offer truly one-of-a-kind Alaska cannabis products.
Arctic Herbery was Anchorage’s first recreational marijuana dispensary. They opened for business on December 15th, 2016. The dispensary is located on the corner of 71st and Artic. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm.
Arctic Herb grows and sells its own Purple Urkle Indica strain with 18.89% THC that is a popular product with locals and visitors alike. They also sell a potent Sativa strain called Wino with 20.38% THC. You can buy individually prerolled joints of either strain at their shop to give them a try at home.
Opening for business on June 9th, 2017, AK Frost is the first vertically integrated cannabis dispensaries in Alaska. They are located at 5200 A St. on the west side of town and open every day 10 am – 10 pm.
They only sell products they create in-house, but still offer an impressive selection of 35+ strains and shatter. They are well versed in sap and strain-specific tinctures and even offer their own Sap Vape Pen.
Located at 2600 Spenard on the west side of Anchorage, Enlighten Alaska opens their doors every day at 9 am – and stay open until 9 pm. The dispensary has a nice loyalty program where customers receive 1 pt. for every dollar they spend. The points can be traded in for special deals, free cannabis products, and smoking accessories.
This family-owned dispensary prides itself on connecting with the community and promoting wellness. The friendly employees here promise that each customer is treated as an individual with individual needs. The owners come from caregiving backgrounds and have a genuine desire to help their customers live better happier lives.
Alaska Green Light District
We are Alaska Green Light District. We are a proud provider of quality cannabis products and exceptional service to our beloved community and visitors. We have a strong reputation in Anchorage as one of the best marijuana dispensaries in town.
Not yet visited our shop? We would like you to invite you to 407 E Northern Lights Blvd any day 10 am – 10 pm. If you are looking for friendly and knowledgeable budtenders, a wide variety of cannabis products, and a clean and comfortable environment – look no further. Alaska Green Light District is aware of how competitive the cannabis market in Anchorage has become. We are constantly offering special promotions and working to improve both our product and our service.
Alaska Green Light District is a full-service cannabis dispensary and shop. We offer a wide selection of the highest quality cannabis flowers, concentrates, edibles, and other merchandise. We have something for everyone, no matter your preference of products or budget. We also have partner/in-house grown strains that you can find nowhere else in town.
Bid to Be the Best Marijuana Dispensary
When shopping at marijuana dispensaries it becomes immediately obvious you are dealing with a professional business. Anchorage has a long-standing tradition of independence and adventure. So, get out among the cannabis community and visit a few shops. We guarantee you will meet people you can relate to and develop meaningful relationships as you explore cannabis culture.
Alaska Green Light District has been here since the start of recreational marijuana in Alaska and so we know what it takes to be the best at what we do. Don’t take our word for it, come on up to our conveniently located midtown shop, or contact us with any questions.