General Questions

Measure 91 went into effect on July 1, 2015. The Act is meant to allow Oregonians to grow marijuana (up to 4 plants) and possess limited amounts of recreational marijuana for personal use. Measure 91 also allows the state to tax product, as well as regulate how recreational marijuana is grown and distributed to people who are 21 years old and older. Commercial recreational licenses for growers, wholesalers and retail dispensaries will be issued in late 2016.

Governor Kate Brown passed Senate Bill 460 in July 2015, allowing medical marijuana dispensaries, as of October 1, 2015, to sell retail marijuana to people 21 years of age or older with defined rules and regulations. Previously, only seeds, (up to) 4 immature plants and (up to ¼ oz) flower were available to be purchased recreationally. As of June 2, 2016, medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to sell infused edibles, extracts and non-psychoactive topical products to the general public. Only one edible unit can be sold to an individual customer, containing no more than total of 15mg of THC in the form of edibles or 1000mg per unit of marijuana extracts.

Although recreational marijuana was legalized in Oregon as of July 1, 2015, there was no way to legally purchase product unless you were a medical marijuana patient. (Although legally speaking, marijuana could also be given away so someone with a medical card could share flower, seeds or plants with you.) Thanks to the Senate Bill 460, anyone 21 years old and older with a government issued I.D. can now legally purchase marijuana flower, edibles and extracts in OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) dispensaries across the state.

Yes, both recreational and medical marijuana is available in Oregon. Currently, anyone with a medical marijuana card can purchased weed from any medical marijuana dispensary in Oregon. Recreationally, anyone 21 years old and older can purchase up to a 1/4 oz of flower of recreational marijuana, 15mg of THC in the form of edibles and 1000mg per unit of marijuana extracts at most Oregon medical dispensaries as well.

Residents of Oregon can possess up to 8 oz. of usable marijuana at home, up to 4 plants per residence and up to 1 oz on their physical person. The state's rules also allow individuals to possess up to 1 lb of solid edibles, 72 oz of marijuana-infused liquids or 1 oz of marijuana extract.

To legally qualify for a medical marijuana card in Oregon, you must have a health condition approved by a doctor and the state which includes issues like severe pain, nausea, cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, seizures, Alzheimer's, PTSD and many more. In addition to a doctor's note, an online application to the state will be necessary and costs approximately $200.

Yes, you can. Simply visit a state medical marijuana clinic, see a certified doctor and fill out an application to the state. Once you receive your medical marijuana card, you will be able to purchase product at dispensaries throughout Oregon – as well as in Rhode Island, Michigan, Nevada and Maine who uphold medical card reciprocity.

Thanks to Senate Bill 460, starting in October 2015 through December 31, 2016, most medical marijuana dispensaries will be legally allowed to sell marijuana flower, edibles and extracts recreationally to anyone who is 21 years old and older with a government-issued I.D. 

There are a variety of products available to purchase including many types of flower (Sativas, Indicas, Hybrids), edibles (baked goods, candy, drinks), tinctures, topicals (lotions, oils) and concentrates (wax, shatter). Each will give you a different effect, so be sure to ask your budtender to ensure you know what you're buying before you consume.

Marijuana will be priced differently depending on the type of product you buy (flower, concentrates, topicals, etc.) and where you buy it. There is a 25% sales tax implemented on sales.

Like Colorado and Washington, you can only consume marijuana in private. According to Measure 91, a public place is "a place to which the general public has access and includes, but is not limited to, hallways, lobbies, and other parts of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence, and highways, streets, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds and premises used in connection with public passenger transportation." This means you cannot smoke in bars or restaurants and because weed is still federally illegal, you cannot consume on Federal or Tribal land in Oregon either.

Currently, there are over 200 operating medical marijuana dispensaries across the state (almost 100 in Portland alone). There are currently no recreational dispensaries open in Oregon, although they are expected to open starting in late 2016.

Yes, you can grow up to 4 plants per residence. Note that this is per actual residence or home and not by individual resident.

Yes, you can still get a Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) if you are operating a vehicle while impaired by marijuana. Always consume in private with discretion.

Each state has their own set of rules and regulations, however there is some overlap. Check out our blog post on this topic for more information.

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