Educate Before You Recreate
Find Out What You Need to Know, Now That Recreational Marijuana is Legal in Oregon . . .
The use, production, distribution and sale of recreational marijuana and cannabis-infused products is regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Below, you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding recreational marijuana. For more information, you can also visit the Marijuana Section on the OLCC Website.
What is the legal age to use recreational marijuana?
You can possess, use and buy recreational marijuana if you are 21 and older. If you are younger, it’s illegal.
How can I obtain recreational marijuana?
Adults 21 and older can share or give away recreational marijuana, receive it as a gift, grow their own, or purchase it from their favorite licensed marijuana dispensary, such as Foster Buds.
How much marijuana can I possess?
Adults 21 and older can grow up to 4 plants on their property, possess up to 8 ounces of usable marijuana (dried marijuana flowers or leaves that are ready to smoke) in their home and carry up to 1 ounce in public. However, recreational marijuana cannot be smoked, used, or consumed in public.
How much marijuana can I buy?
A customer cannot purchase more than the following amounts at any one time or within one day:
- One ounce of usable marijuana if a recreational consumer
- 24 ounces of usable marijuana if a registered OMMP patient or designated primary caregiver
- 16 ounces of a cannabinoid product in solid form
- 72 ounces of a cannabinoid product in liquid form
- Five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system
- Four immature marijuana plants
- Ten marijuana seeds
How much cannabis can I grow at home?
Adults 21 and older can grow up to 4 plants per residence, regardless of how many people live in the residence. For example, two adults in one residence can only have 4 plants.
What about driving?
Driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal. Driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) refers to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or drugged, including impairment from the use of marijuana. Please be responsible.
Where can I consume or smoke recreational marijuana?
Adults 21 and older can use recreational marijuana at home or on private property. You can’t use recreational marijuana in public places. Measure 91 defines a public place as “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.”
A good rule of thumb: If someone outside of your home can see you, you’re probably in public.
Can I travel with marijuana?
You can’t buy marijuana in another state and bring it into Oregon, nor can you take it from Oregon across state lines. That includes to and from Washington. Taking marijuana across state lines is a federal offense.
What about edibles?
Adults 21 and older can make edible marijuana products at home or receive them as gifts. Edibles may be used only at home or in private places. As of June 2, 2016, approved medical dispensaries can sell edibles, extracts, concentrates or topicals to recreational users in limited quantities and potencies. (see limits in question above)
Is it safe to use marijuana if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
There is no known safe amount of marijuana use during pregnancy. It may harm your baby if you use marijuana in any form and at any time during your pregnancy. This includes smoking, eating and vaping marijuana. If you’re breastfeeding, the THC in marijuana that makes you feel “high” can get into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding and need help to stop using marijuana.
Is marijuana tested for pesticides or other contaminants?
Yes. The Oregon Health Authority protects people’s health by ensuring marijuana products in Oregon are tested by an ORELAP-accredited laboratory and pass testing requirements for pesticides and other contaminants before they are transferred to consumers. Tests that fail are reported immediately to the OHA.
How can I protect my children from accidentally eating or drinking a marijuana product?
Safety tips: If you or someone who takes care of your child use marijuana, there are a few important steps you can take to keep your child safe.
- Keep marijuana locked, out of sight and out of reach.
- Don’t use marijuana when kids are around.
- Remember that using marijuana while taking care of a baby isn’t safe. Don’t let someone take care of your baby when they are under the influence of marijuana.