Legal marijuana in Portland and Oregon
Here's what visitors should know about marijuana use and possession in Oregon.
As of July 1, 2015, recreational marijuana use and possession is legal for adults 21 and over in the state of Oregon. Measure 91, passed by voters in November 2014, legalized marijuana in Oregon, although growth, sales and consumption of marijuana are still federal offenses.
Here’s an overview of the current dos and don’ts related to marijuana in Oregon.
- Smoke marijuana or consume marijuana edibles in a public place. (This includes the Oregon Convention Center, restaurants, bars, parks, sidewalks, etc.). Use in public is a class B felony and can result in a fine of up to $1,000.
- Smoke marijuana in most hotel rooms. (Check with individual hotels for their policies.)
- Drive or bike under the influence of marijuana.
- Transport marijuana across state lines or on waterways.
- Possess, own or smoke marijuana – nor own or operate a marijuana business – in select cities and counties in Oregon. Please refer to the local city or county for the local ordinances.
- Buy marijuana. Small amounts of recreational marijuana are available for purchase through licensed medical marijuana establishments as of Oct. 1, 2015. Licensed recreational retail outlets will be established in 2016.
- Possess up to an ounce of marijuana on your person.
- Share, give away and receive marijuana.