Harvested medical and recreational cannabis, including marijuana-infused products, are subjected to testing to ensure quality and safety control standards.
A household falling under these criteria can have four personal plants, plus the allotted number of medical cannabis plants.
On private property or in possession while in public, recreational users may possess up to:
In June 2019, the passage of SB 218 took things a step further, granting the OLCC the authority to refuse to issue initial production licenses at the department’s discretion in an effort to regulate supply within the state.
An OLCC rule enacted Dec. 28, 2018, allows patients and caregivers to buy up to 8 ounces, or 226.8 grams, per purchase and up to 32 ounces per month. The new rule also allows authorized retailers to deliver cannabis to patients and caregivers throughout the state, even to places in Oregon where marijuana sales are not allowed.
- Six mature plants;
- 12 immature plants that are taller than 24 inches, or 61 centimeters, and;
- 36 immature plants that are shorter than 24 inches, or 61 centimeters.
- 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams, of dried cannabis;
- 16 ounces, or 453.6 grams, of cannabis-infused products in solid form;
- 72 fluid ounces, or 2.13 liters, of cannabis-infused products in liquid form, and;
- 5 grams of cannabis concentrates.
Gifting is illegal if it exceeds possession limits and if a financial transaction — such as a raffle, cover charge, or donation — is conducted. The state considers these actions a marijuana sale.
Federal law makes it illegal to bring cannabis purchased in another state to Oregon, or to travel with cannabis purchased in Oregon to another state, including the neighboring adult-use states of California, Nevada, and Washington.
View the marijuana laws & regulations for Oregon.
Oregon has adopted a similar policy as Colorado, which allows for local cities and counties to decide for themselves if they will allow recreational marijuana stores. Please note that cities and counties have their own laws, so a county may ban recreational stores, but a city located within that county may allow them. Vice versa, a city may ban but the county may allow. Personal possession is allowed regardless if a city/county allows recreational stores or not.
The legalization of recreational marijuana through Measure 91 doesn’t affect Oregon’s medical marijuana program. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act protects users from criminal charges concerning possession, production, and delivery. To apply for a medical marijuana card visit the Oregon Public Health Department’s website and fill out an application. You’ll need to have your doctor complete the Attending Physician Statement. You’ll also need a valid photo ID and $200 for the application fee. If you receive benefits from the government, like food stamps, this fee can be reduced. You’ll receive your card within 30 days after submitting your application.
Please note that property owners and landlords reserve the right to allow or deny marijuana use or cultivation on their property. It is always advisable to check with your landlord or property owner before consuming or cultivating cannabis on their property.
If you are 21 years of age or older and possess a valid government-issued ID, you are able to purchase cannabis flower, seeds, clones, edibles, concentrates and several other products containing cannabinoids. However, there are limitations on the amounts of each you are able to purchase from a licensed retailer.
Smoking marijuana in public in Oregon is illegal, even if you’re smoking with an often-discreet vape pen. As a result, you can only consume at home or on private property. This means no bars, community parks, public outdoor smoking areas, on buses and airplanes, or federal land. Getting busted smoking weed in public could result in negative legal ramifications including fines and even jail time.
You are legally allowed to drive with marijuana in your vehicle, so long as you are within the legal possession limits and have your marijuana stored away from the driver in a child-proof container.
Under Measure 91, licensed retailers are authorized to dispense marijuana to adults 21 years of age or older between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm local time. However, store owners have the right to operate at any time within these hours, so be sure to check ahead of time to confirm the exact opening and closing times.
Under current Oregon law, if you are 21 years of age or older, you are allowed to grow up to four plants per household, but they must be kept out of public view. If you grow outside, hide them with a tall fence or other barrier. If you grow more than four plants and are caught, you could face fines of up to $125,000 and prison time.
Gifting of recreational cannabis between two adults 21 years of age or older is permitted, but only if the gifted amount does not exceed possession limits and the gift-giver does not accept any financial consideration.
Legal information about medical and recreational marijuana laws in Oregon, including Portland, Eugene and Salem.