Oregon Marijuana Laws
Oregon became the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults when voters approved Measure 91 during the 2014 general election. As of July 1, 2015, adults 21 and over are allowed to grow up to four plants and have up to eight ounces of useable marijuana for personal use. Recreational sales are limited to existing medical marijuana dispensaries until more robust regulations are implemented in 2016.
Ballot Measure 67 (75 KB) -- Approved by 55% of voters on Nov. 3, 1998
Removes state-level criminal penalties.
Possession/Cultivation: Medical patient may possess up to six mature marijuana plants and 24 ounces of usable marijuana. A registry identification cardholder and the designated primary caregiver of the cardholder may possess a combined total of up to 18 marijuana seedlings. (per Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 475.300 -- ORS 475.346) (52 KB)
Amended: Senate Bill 1085 (52 KB)
The law also
redefines "mature plants" to include only those cannabis plants that are more than 12 inches in height and diameter.
Mandates that patients (or their caregivers) may only cultivate marijuana in one location.
Amended: SB 281 (25 KB)
Oregon Department of Human Services