"It's clear that Alaskans are eager to have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the current system and make a change," said one of sponsors, Tim Hinterberger, a professor in the School of Medical Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Voters in Colorado and Washington state last year legalized marijuana, and the language of the Alaska initiative is similar to the Colorado measure.
"We have no reason to think our campaign will be any less successful," Hinterberger
This initiative, Hinterberger
said, will bring Alaska statute into accordance with the 1975 Supreme Court decision and the 1982 possession of one ounce.
"We're just going to try to remove any ambiguity," he
No formal opposition has formed to the proposed initiative.
If the measure qualifies for the ballot, he
anticipates a high-profile campaign with radio and TV advertising.
didn't identify any financial supporters, saying those will be made public when campaign finance forms are submitted.