Alaska Approves Pot Legalization Ballot Which state will be the next to legalize marijuana? Industry leader Steve Fox thinks Alaska, which has certified a regulate-pot ballot initiative for the 2014 primary. Fox co-wrote Colorado's Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana there in November, and is the MPP's national political director. He tells CelebStoner that Alaska has a solid chance because the vote will take place on a primary, not on Election Day. Organizers now need 30,000 signatures to get the proposal officially on the ballot. Fox contends that efforts to pass voter initiatives are generally more successful during Presidential elections, not between them, such as 2014. The Alaska initiative would be an exception to that rule. \nIn Alaska, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana in your residence is currently decriminalized. \nEven as lax as Alaska is on possession decriminalization does not remove the market from criminals control and put it where ID's can be checked.