Fairbanks News Miner: Fairbanks man charged after TSA search uncovers marijuana Okay, they seized his stash, but then didn't notify him of anything? How is that legit? It took him making a phone call to get charged? He was rather naive to call the police and ask for it back, but still -- something is wrong with the way this all transpired. AFAIK, the laws here do decriminalize possession of an ounce or less for personal use; however, they're not all warm and fuzzy about it, and it nearly prohibitively difficult to get a medical card. I don't understand all the red tape, but I'm told it's still technically illegal, and yet Alaska's privacy protections, through a loophole, allow an ounce or less, at least inside your house. So ETA: maybe somebody can fix my title -- "decriminalized", not "legal".