What is the legal age to use legal cannabis?
You can possess and use recreational marijuana if you are 21 and older. If you are younger, it’s illegal.
Where can I purchase legal cannabis?
Beginning in October 2015, medical dispensaries may sell one quarter of an ounce of marijuana flower to any adult over the age of 21. This provision sunsets on December 31, 2016.
On January 4, 2016, OLCC will begin accepting license applications from those who want to operate retail marijuana outlets or commercially grow, process or wholesale marijuana. Recreational marijuana retail stores are likely to open sometime in 2016.
How much cannabis 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. Recreational marijuana cannot be used in public, however.
Can I get a DUI?
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 smoke pot?
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 most likely in public.
Can I travel with it?
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.
The OLCC will be taking the necessary time to make sure it gets the availability of edibles and extracts right. They will eventually be available at retail outlets licensed by the OLCC, but probably not by the time the stores open (likely sometime in 2016).
We are looking forward to legal cannabis being sold in Oregon, and we encourage everyone to follow these laws and stay safe out there. If you need more information, check out our FAQs or take a pot tour!
If you are planning a trip to Oregon soon check out our Oregon Marijuana Friendly Lodging page to find some awesome places to stay where you can enjoy legal cannabis.