Oregon Marijuana Laws

Oregon Marijuana Laws

Oregon is one of the states that allow marijuana for both medical and recreational use.

Persons 21 years or older may legally purchase marijuana in the state-licensed dispensaries with no special card and possess (but not use) up to 1 oz of marijuana in public. Possession of 1-2 oz is punishable by a $650 fine. Penalties for carrying 2-4 oz include a maximum prison term of 6 months and a fine of up to $2,500. However, it is allowed to possess up to 8 oz of “homegrown” marijuana at home.

A person may legally cultivate up to 4 plants at home. For growing 5-8 plants, the offender may be charged with a $2,500 fine and be imprisoned for 6 months.

The manufacture of any amount of cannabis plants is a felony punishable by imprisonment for 5 years and a $125,000 fine. Manufacturing the plants within 1,000 feet of a school zone may result in a $375,000 fine and incarceration for up to 20 years.

A marijuana-related conviction is a ground for the suspension of driving privileges for up to 6 months.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws

Qualifying patients and their designated primary caregivers are allowed to possess or purchase from a dispensary in one day up to 24 oz of usable marijuana, 16 oz of a medical cannabinoid product in solid form and 72 oz—in liquid form, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system.

It is also permitted to cultivate no more than 18 plants at home.

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