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Medical Marijuana in Oregon

Upon passing the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act in 1998, Oregon became the second state in the United States to remove criminal penalties for medical marijuana patients. The act allows for the cultivation, possession, and use of medical marijuana by doctor recommendation for patients with medical conditions.

There are now three classes of cardholders: the patient, the primary caregiver, and the person responsible for the marijuana grow site. The patient, primary caregiver and grower may possess in combination up to 24 ounces of useable medical marijuana. The patient decides where their medicinal marijuana will be kept. The patient, primary caregiver or grower may possess in combination up to 6 mature plants and 18 seedlings. The medical marijuana, plants, and grow site card, are the property of the patient regardless of the garden location.

Frequently asked questions about cannabis in Oregon:

  • How do I obtain a medical marijuana card in the state of Oregon?

    To obtain a medical marijuana card in the state of Oregon, one must visit a local physician and be given a recommendation by them. Upon completion of the application process, you will receive a medical marijuana card that can be used at the medical dispensary of your choosing.

  • Where can I find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation?

    To find a medical marijuana doctor in your community, enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card?

    • Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Application Form
    • Attending Physician's Statement signed by the physician within 90 days of the application date (If the Attending Physician’s Statement is not received with the application, the applicant is not legally protected under the OMMA).
    • Copies of current valid photo ID for the patient and for designated caregivers and growers
    • Fee payment
    • If you are submitting an application for a minor, you also need to submit the Declaration of Person Responsible for a Minor to Participate in the Medical Marijuana Program form.
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Oregon?

    Patients with a valid Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card and photo identification can purchase marijuana at local dispensaries of their choosing. Please enter your location in the search field above to find trusted, legal medical marijuana businesses in your area.

Recreational Marijuana in Oregon

On July 1, 2015, Measure 91 allowed the personal use and possession of recreational marijuana under Oregon state law.

As of October 1, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana. Oregon residents 21 years of age and older may purchase up to seven grams of marijuana. Measure 91 also gives the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) the authority to tax, license, and regulate all recreational marijuana. This measure requires the OLCC to begin accepting license applications by January 4, 2016.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Oregon:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon?

    You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess, and/or use recreational marijuana. It is illegal in all states to give or sell retail marijuana to minors.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Oregon?

    Recreational marijuana may be purchased from state licensed dispensaries. Click a city above to begin your search!

  • Where am I legally allowed to consume recreational marijuana?

    Recreational marijuana consumption is limited to private and personal use only. Recreational marijuana cannot be consumed in public places such as parks, concerts, restaurants, public transportation, federal land, and local businesses.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in my possession in the state of Oregon?

    Beginning July 1, 2015, Oregon residents will be allowed to possess up to eight ounces of recreational marijuana. Citizens of the state will also be allowed to have up to four marijuana plants per residence. An individual will be allowed to carry up to one ounce in public, but cannot consume in public.