Recreational cannabis 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 cannabis 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 cannabis in Oregon.
- Smoke cannabis or consume cannabis 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 cannabis in most hotel rooms. (Check with individual hotels for their policies.)
- Drive or bike under the influence of cannabis.
- Transport cannabis across state lines or on waterways.
- Possess, own or smoke cannabis — nor own or operate a cannabis business — in select cities and counties in Oregon. Please refer to the local city or county for the local ordinances.
- Buy cannabis. Limited amounts of recreational cannabis are available for purchase at state-licensed recreational cannabis retailers.
- Consume cannabis on private property and away from public view.
- Possess up to an ounce of cannabis on their person.
- Share, give away and receive cannabis (as long as all parties are over 21) within the state of Oregon.
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Check these links for the most current and complete information about cannabis in Oregon:
- What’s Legal Oregon
- Recreational cannabis on Oregon.gov
- City of Portland: Recreational Marijuana FAQ
- City of Portland: Marijuana Policy Program
- Portland International Airport: Traveling with marijuana
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