Medical Marijuana Law Oregon


Oregon Laws


In 1998 Oregon voters approved a measure that went into effect the same year. The measure was one which allowed the use, possession and cultivation of medical marijuana, to treat approved patients with chronic and debilitating illnesses. Oregon residents who are diagnosed with any of the following conditions may receive permission to engage in medical marijuana:

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Note: Individuals who are diagnosed with a condition not on the above list may receive approval from the Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Resources, to use medical cannabis to treat such an ailment.


    Under Oregon's medical marijuana program patients and their caregivers are restricted to possession of up to 24 ounces (1.5 pounds) of usable cannabis and are allowed to cultivate up to 18 marijuana plants, of which only 6 are permitted to be mature. The state of Oregon considers any plant over 12 inches in height to be mature. Oregon does not offer protection to visiting out-of-state medical marijuana patients, however they do allow these patients to visit an Oregon doctor, register with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and are then permitted to possess and use cannabis in Oregon.

    For more information regarding the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, individuals are encouraged to contact the following agency:

  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • 800 NE Oregon Street
  • Portland, OR 97232
  • (503)-731-4000

    Non-medical cultivation and uses of marijuana have been legal since July 1, 2015

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    Guest | Nov 11, 2011
    where r the Docs that believe/have authority to prescribe in Oregon? my dr has me on pills n they make me have migraines, dizziness and forgetful...worse if i skip a day to 'feel' clear headed. due to head-on mva-ptsd/neck-jaw chronic pain, depression, inactive thyroid, insomnia=melatonin no longer works, mjr headaches r more depressing! and dizzy creates anxiety cuz no warning/reasons for episodes AND im gaining weight!! i hate pills! plz assist ty
    Guest | Aug 5, 2011
    I love Oregon . It's the best and safest place to grow. I have a medical grow going and post updates Saturday thru Monday afternoon then I pull them down. Don't whant to push my luck. I'm nightflierlives on YouTube Oregon medical marijuana . Is the header on all my videos. Your more than welcome to check it out. I grow 20 different strains for myself and another patient. Live, love, respect always!
    Guest | Jul 26, 2011
    We don't have dispensaries (they were voted against), we have "patient - grower co-ops." They are set up like private clubs, and you have to be a member of the club to get medicine. Finding a private grower isn't too difficult either. I love Oregon!
    chronic sufferer | Jun 10, 2011
    I love that they allow mmj here but I think I just saw on the news that Oregon was either going to shut down their dispensaries or something like that so before you move there you might want to check it out.
    lindzzz | May 29, 2011
    Wow what a big limit for a patient to have. I think that it is great that they let the patients contest in court if they have more. Oregon basically wants you to prove you need that much. Pretty nice.
    SkillitHits247 | Apr 17, 2011
    Thanks, CannabisGril, for posting that; I want to move out of CA and closer to Canada (so when ready I can move there:D) and Oregon was one of my first choices next to Washington. It is probably a great state to cultivate medical cannabis there with the great seasonal temperatures. Hopefully, things stay that way if and when I move up there.
    CannabisGril | Mar 21, 2011
    I have one brother and a cuz from here they love it and love the clubs in the whole OR area