Legal marijuana in Portland and Oregon

Here's what visitors should know about marijuana use and possession in Oregon.

Recreational marijuana use and possession by people 21 and older was legalized in the state of Oregon in July 2016. However, while Measure 91 made having and consuming marijuana legal in Oregon, the growth, sales and consumption of the product remain federal offenses.

What visitors should know

Here’s an overview of the current visitor dos and don’ts related to marijuana in Oregon.

Visitors cannot:

  • Smoke marijuana or consume marijuana edibles in a public place or in public view. (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.

Visitors can:

  • Buy marijuana. Limited amounts of recreational marijuana are available for purchase at state-licensed recreational marijuana retailers.
  • Consume marijuana on private property and away from public view.
  • Possess up to an ounce of marijuana on their person.
  • Share, give away and receive marijuana (as long as all parties are over 21) within the state of Oregon.

Latest updates

Check these links for the most current and complete information about marijuana in Oregon:


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