Is Cannabis Legal in Oregon?
Cannabis in Oregon is legal for both medical and adult use.
Date of Legalization
Cannabis in Oregon is legal for both medical and adult use. In 1973, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize cannabis. Oregon legalized the medical use of cannabis in 1998 through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. In 2014, voters approved Measure 91 legalizing non-medical cultivation and uses of marijuana in Oregon starting July 1, 2015.
Oregon cannabis laws and regulations can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Pages/Recreational-Marijuana-Laws-and-Rules.aspx
Within Oregon’s adult use framework, adults 21+ may possess, within their home, up to 8 ounces of usable marijuana, 4 home grown plants, 16oz of solid infused cannabis, 72oz of liquid cannabis, and 16oz of concentrate or 1 ounce of extract purchased from a retailer. Adults may share with other 21+ adults, outside of their home, up to 1 ounce of usable cannabis. Within the medical framework, a patient or caregiver may possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and 6 mature plants unless the individual has a felony conviction for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in which case they may only possess 1 ounce of usable marijuana at any given time for a period of five years from the date of the conviction.