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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Oregon
The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Oregon
Oregon was the first U.S. state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, and among the first to authorize its use for medical purposes.
In Oregon, possession laws are different for marijuana use at home versus away from home (Public vs. Private), which extend to edibles and other marijuana products. Because of this, it is advised that smokers who possess cannabis when away from home should always have an I.D. on them for proof of age.
If you are of legal age and are in a public place, you may possess:
- 1 ounce of usable cannabis (i.e. dried flower)
- 24 ounces of usable cannabis if you are a registered Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMPP) cardholder or caregiver
- 1 ounce of cannabis concentrates or extracts
- Note: Cannabis concentrates must be purchased from a licensed retail location, possession of homemade concentrates remains illegal.
- 16 ounces of cannabis edibles in solid form
- 72 ounces of cannabis products in liquid form
- 10 cannabis seeds
- 50 seeds if you are a registered Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMPP) cardholder
- 4 immature cannabis plants
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.
Application Process and Requirements
Individuals who wish to participate in the medical cannabis program must register with the OHA to become eligible. Patients with a qualifying medical condition and a recommendation for medical cannabis from an attending physician may apply for a medical marijuana card online.
- Complete and submit an application.
- Submit a complete attending physician’s statement.
- Provide a valid state or federal ID for the patient.
- Designate a primary caregiver and grower, if applicable.
- Pay mandatory $200 application and card fee. An optional grow site registration fee is an additional $200.
- A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
- Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including those caused by epilepsy
- Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis