According to the "Campaign to Regulate Marijuana" in Alaska, their petition to get a measure on the statewide ballot to legalize marijuana in 2014 has more than enough signatures to secure a place on the ballot. The CRM had until January 21, 2014 to collect the needed 31,169 valid signatures to get the measure before the voters; nearly a month before the deadline, the CRM says they have collected 44,845 signatures, almost enough to meet the 45,000 signature goal they set for themselves at the start of the process (groups always strive to get more signatures than they need on their ballot petitions, to cover the eventual dismissal of some signatures that are not deemed valid by state officials).
The ballot petition itself includes an almost complete legislative package that outlines many of the rules and regulations of the new law, including a $50 per ounce tax on cannabis. The legislation is similar to that currently being approved and implemented in Washington and Colorado. The ballot measure in Alaska is being backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, who were also one of the driving forces behind the victorious Amendment 64 in Colorado.
If they have enough valid signatures, the CRM will see their ballot measure placed before voters of Alaska in August 2014, a few months before there may be several other states attempting legalization through ballot measures across the U.S.