Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws 2014

Oregon Marijuana Penalties

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

  Max. Fine  

Possession

Less than 1 oz.

Misdemeanor

N/A

$1,000

Less than 1 oz. within 1,000 feet of school grounds.

Misdemeanor

30 days

$1,250

1 oz. or more

Felony

10 years

$375,000

Possession of 150 g. or more is punished more severely.

Sale or Distribution

Less than 5 g. without compensation

Not Classified

N/A

$1,000

Less than 5 g.

Misdemeanor

30 days

$1,250

5 g. to 1 oz. without compensation

Misdemeanor

1 year

$6,250

1 oz. or more without compensation

Felony

5 years

$125,000

5 g. or more

Felony

10 years

$250,000

To a minor or within 1000 feet of school grounds.

Felony

20 years

$365,000

Delivery with or without compensation of 150 g or more is punished more severely.

Cultivation

Any amount

Felony

20 years

$375,000

Cultivation of 150 g. or more, or within 1,000 feet of school grounds is punished more severely.

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish and marijuana are generally treated equally under the law. Please see details below.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Vehicles and other property may be seized.

Paraphernalia

Sale, delivery, possession with intent to sell or deliver, or manufacture with intent sell or deliver

Civil Penalty

N/A

$ 10,00

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Facts

OMMP - Marijuana Facts and Statistics
Oregon’s medical marijuana law was established in 1998 when 54.6% of Oregonians voted to pass Ballot Measure 67. Since then, Oregon’s latest official medical marijuana facts show that the program has issued an Oregon medical marijuana card to 55,322 patients, or roughly 1.5% of the state’s population. Because Oregon’s medical marijuana program does not authorize dispensaries, patients have to grow their own marijuana authorize designated caregivers or growers to help them.
OMMP - OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACTS 2011
• More than half of Oregon marijuana patients have designated caregivers who hold marijuana cards for them. There are 28,411 such caregivers according to the cannabis statistics of the Oregon Department of Human Services.
• There are 1,993 Oregon-licensed doctors with current medical marijuana patients, and more than twice as many, 4110, have signed marijuana recommendations over the program’s lifetime.
• Continued growth is expected in Oregon’s use of medical marijuana, facts indicate that there were 21,722 new applications for marijuana cards in the past year alone (October 2010 - October 2011)
• In the same period of time, there were 30,416 applications for renewal and just 2,362 denials.
• Oregon’s medical marijuana statistics also show the program’s efficiency, as only 2,915 applications were pending as of October 2011.
• Patients in Oregon have sought treatment for all of the conditions authorized in the state’s medical marijuana law.  50,696 patients, or 90% of the total, report using medical marijuana for severe pain. Muscle spasms are the second most reported illness at 13,949 patients, while Nausea comes in third with 7,532 patients. The marijuana data overlaps here because many individuals suffer from multiple conditions.
 OMMP - OREGON MARIJUANA STATISTICS AND FACTS: MARIJUANA CONDITIONS 
Agitation related to Alzheimer's disease
<50
Cachexia
1,106
Cancer
1,862
Glaucoma
747
HIV+/AIDS
686
Nausea
7,532
Severe Pain
50,696
Seizures, including but not limited to epilepsy
1,304
Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those caused by multiple sclerosis
13,949
 OMMP - OREGON MARIJUANA STATISTICS AND FACTS: PATIENTS BY COUNTY
Baker, Oregon
204
Benton, Oregon
745
Clackamas, Oregon
4,108
Clatsop, Oregon
573
Columbia, Oregon
964
Coos, Oregon
1,762
Crook, Oregon
292
Curry, Oregon
774
Deschutes, Oregon
2,709
Douglas, Oregon
2,403
Grant, Oregon
105
Harney, Oregon
77
Hood River, Oregon
334
Jackson, Oregon
7,467
Jefferson, Oregon
247
Josephine, Oregon
4,523
Klamath, Oregon
1,109
Lake, Oregon
130
Lane, Oregon
6,027
Lincoln, Oregon
889
Linn, Oregon
1,476
Malheur, Oregon
335
Marion, Oregon
2,695
Morrow, Oregon
72
Multnomah, Oregon
9,644
Polk, Oregon
722
Tillamook, Oregon
468
Umatilla, Oregon
534
Union, Oregon
302
Wallowa, Oregon
97
Wasco, Oregon
485
Washington, Oregon
4,116
Yamhill, Oregon
983
Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties (combined)
83

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Card
 
**OMMP CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW CLOSING** 
Contact Us
Oregon Medical Marijuana Program
TO: All Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Participants:
Starting  March 5, 2012, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) will be closing its customer service window at the Portland State Office Building (PSOB).  As of this date, OMMP applicants and cardholders will no longer be able to submit payments or paperwork in person to the OMMP. The OMMP is aware that many cardholders have become accustomed to submitting their paperwork in person and receiving a receipt for their payments at the customer service window. It is important to understand that a receipt issued at the OMMP customer service window affords a person no additional legal protection than a certified mail receipt from the post office or any other proof of transmission of an application to the OMMP.
*Per ORS 475.309 (9), a person who has applied for a registry identification card but whose application has not yet been approved or denied, and who is contacted by any law enforcement officer in connection with the person’s administration, possession, delivery or production of marijuana for medical use may provide to the law enforcement officer a copy of the written documentation submitted to the authority and proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the documentation to the authority. This documentation shall have the same legal effect as a registry identification card until such time as the person receives notification that the application has been approved or denied.
We understand this represents a change for some OMMP cardholders. Though the OMMP will not have a customer service window to accept applications or issue receipts, we will have a secure drop box on the first floor of the PSOB for individuals who wish to come to the building and drop off their applications in a sealed envelope rather than place them in the mail. Also, OMMP card holders can still submit paperwork and payments by mail to OHA/OMMP, PO Box 14450 , Portland, OR 97232.
The OMMP is working on developing an online application process in order so that patients may submit their applications electronically and make payments by using a credit or debit card. Our target date for completion of this web-based application is by the end of 2012.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the OMMP at 971-673-1234.
**OMMP CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW CLOSING**
TO: All Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Participants:
Starting  March 5, 2012, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) will be closing its customer service window at the Portland State Office Building (PSOB).  As of this date, OMMP applicants and cardholders will no longer be able to submit payments or paperwork in person to the OMMP. The OMMP is aware that many cardholders have become accustomed to submitting their paperwork in person and receiving a receipt for their payments at the customer service window. It is important to understand that a receipt issued at the OMMP customer service window affords a person no additional legal protection than a certified mail receipt from the post office or any other proof of transmission of an application to the OMMP.
Per ORS 475.309 (9), a person who has applied for a registry identification card but whose application has not yet been approved or denied, and who is contacted by any law enforcement officer in connection with the person’s administration, possession, delivery or production of marijuana for medical use may provide to the law enforcement officer a copy of the written documentation submitted to the authority and proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the documentation to the authority. This documentation shall have the same legal effect as a registry identification card until such time as the person receives notification that the application has been approved or denied.
We understand this represents a change for some OMMP cardholders. Though the OMMP will not have a customer service window to accept applications or issue receipts, we will have a secure drop box on the first floor of the PSOB for individuals who wish to come to the building and drop off their applications in a sealed envelope rather than place them in the mail. Also, OMMP card holders can still submit paperwork and payments by mail to OHA/OMMP, PO Box 14450 , Portland, OR 97232.
The OMMP is working on developing an online application process in order so that patients may submit their applications electronically and make payments by using a credit or debit card. Our target date for completion of this web-based application is by the end of 2012.
 
**NOTICE OF OMMP FEE CHANGES** 
Oregon Medical Marijuana Program - the following fees will go into effect on October 1, 2011:  
• Cardholder application and annual renewal fee: $200
• Reduced application and annual renewal fee for persons receiving SNAP (food stamp) and for OHP cardholders: $100
• Reduced application and annual renewal fee for persons receiving SSI benefits: $20
• Fee for replacement registry cards: $100 ($20 for those patients who qualify for the $20 reduced application fee)
• Grow site registration fee on applications where the patient is not his or her own grower: $50 
New fees apply to new applications and replacement card requests post-marked on or after 10/1/2011 and to renewal applications for cards that expire on or after 10/1/2011.
OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
In order to receive full legal protections of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA), qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). The application fee is $200; however the fee is reduced to $100 for patients on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or monthly Food Stamp benefits, or $20 for those receiving monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
HOW TO OBTAIN A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN OREGON
• Obtain a signed Physician’s Statement froma Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) currently licensed to practice medicine in Oregon under Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 677. You can find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Oregon here.
• Complete and sign an OMMP Application Form.
• Pay an application fee via check or money order in the amount of $200 payable to “OMMP” or “DHS/State of Oregon.” The fee is reduced to $100 for patients on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or monthly Food Stamp benefits, or $20 for those receiving monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
• You must provide a clear, legible, and valid copy of a U.S. State or Federal issued photographic identification card that includes last name, first name, and date of birth. If the information or expiration date is not on the front of the ID, copy the back of the card showing that it is current.
•  If you are under age 18, your parent or guardian must complete the OMMP - Declaration of Person Responsible for a Minorform and complete Part B of the Application Form as a primary caregiver. This form must be notarized. 
• Mail all of the above  to:
DHS/OMMP?PO BOX 14450 ?Portland, OR 97293-0450
*To contact the OMMP directly call (971) 673-1234 from 8am to 4:45pm, Mon-Fri.
RELATED OMMP FORMS AND INFORMATION
• OMMP - Basic Facts
• OMMP - Statistics/Data
• OMMP - Confidentiality
• OMMP - Application Form
• OMMP - Application Form Instructions  
• OMMP - Attending Physician's Statement
• OMMP - Change Request Form
• OMMP - Change Request Form Instructions
• OMMP - Declaration of Person Responsible for A Minor to Participate in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program
• Oregon NORML Medical Marijuana Act Handbook
• Oregon Medical Marijuana
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Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws
FULL TEXT OF OREGON'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW
Oregon Medical Marijuana Act
475.300 Findings. The people of the state of Oregon hereby find that:
(1) Patients and .doctors have found marijuana to be an effective treatment for suffering caused by debilitating medical conditions.; and therefore, marijuana should be treated like other medicines;
(2) Oregonians suffering from debilitating medical conditions should be allowed to use small amounts of marijuana without fear of civil or criminal penalties when their doctors advise that such use may provide a medical benefit to them and when other reasonable restrictions are met regarding that use;
(3) ORB 475.300 to 475.346 are intended to allow Oregonians with debilitating medical conditions who may benefit from the medical use of marijuana to be able to discuss freely with their doctors the possible risks and benefits of medical marijuana use and to have the benefit of their doctor's professional advice; and
(4) ORB 475.300 to 475.346 are intended to make only those changes to msting Oregon laws that are necessary to protect patients and their doctors from criminal and civil penalties, and are not intended to change current civil and criminal laws governing the use of marijuana for nonmedical purposes.
475.362 Definitions for ORB 475.300 to 475.M6. As used in ORS 475.300 to 475.346:
As used in ORs 475.300 to 475.346:
(1) "Attending physician" means a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.
(2) "Debilitating medical condition" means:
(a) Cancer, glaucoma, agitation due to Alzheimer's disease, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for these conditions;
(b) A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
(A) Cachexia;
(B) Severe pain;
(C) Severe nausea;
(D) Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or
(E) Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis; or
(c) Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule or approved by the department pursuant to a petition submitted pursuant to ORB 475.334.
(3) "Delivery" has the· meaning given that term in ORB 475.005.· "Delivery" does not include transfer of marijuana by a registry identification cardholder to another registry identification cardholder if no consideration is paid for the transfer.
(4) ''Department" means the Department of Human Services.
(5) ''Designated primary caregiver" means an individual 18 years' of age or older who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition and who is designated as such on that person's application for a registry identification card or in other written notification to the department. "Designated primary caregiver” does not include the person's attending physician.
(6) "Marijuana" has the meaning given that term in ORB 475.005. .
(7) "Marijuana grow site" means a location where marijuana is produced for use by registry identification cardholder and that is registered under the provisions of ORB 475.304.
(8) "Medical use of marijuana" means the production, possession, delivery, or administration of marijuana, or paraphernalia used to administer marijuana, as necessary for the exclusive benefit of a person to mitigate the  symptoms or effects of the person's debilitating medical condition.
(9) "Production" has the meaning given that term in ORB 475.005.
(10) "Registry identification card" means a document issued by the department that identifies a person authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana and the person's designated primary caregiver, if any.
(11) "Usable marijuana" means the dried leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis family Moraceae, and any mixture or preparation thereof, that are appropriate for medical use as allowed in ORB 475.300 to 475.346. "Usable marijuana" does not include the seeds, stalks and roots of the plant.
(12) ''Written documentation" means a statement signed by the attending physician of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition or copies of the person's relevant medical records.
 
Read the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act in its entirety here.
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Oregon Medical Marijuana Qualification
Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Oregon
On November 3, 1998, 55% of Oregon voters approved Measure 67, which established the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and removed state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of medical marijuana (also referred to as medical weed, medical pot or medical cannabis) by patients who obtain a recommendation from an Oregon lisenced doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) stating that “marijuana may mitigate the symptoms or effects of the person’s debilitating medical condition." Under Oregon state law, patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess up to six mature cannabis plants, 18 immature seedlings, and 24 ounces of usable cannabis. Qualifying patients must register as a medical marijuana patient with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, which is administered by the Oregon Department of Health Services (DHS).
Read the full text of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act here.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OREGON
• You must be a US citizen. You do not have to be an Oregon resident. Oregon allows patients from all states to qualify for medical marijuana.
• Obtain a copy of your medical records indicating diagnosis of a qualifying condition, as listed below. Learn how to request your medical records and remember to bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment.
• Obtain written certificationfrom a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), licensed in the state of Oregon that that you are a qualifying patient. You can find a qualified medical marijuana physician in Oregon here.
• Register with and receive a registry identification card (aka medical marijuana card) from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Currently, residents of any state are permitted to register with the OMMP.
WHAT AILMENTS CAN BE TREATED WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS?
Patients in Oregon diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act:
• Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or treatment for these conditions;
• A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
? Cachexia;
? Severe pain;
? Severe nausea;
? Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy;
? Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis; or
? agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS
Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor's prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana. Instead, medical marijuana physicians will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law.
According to Oregon medical marijuana law, patients or their primary caregivers may grow medical marijuana for the patient's private use (as long as they provide the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program with the address of the grow site) and may possess legally possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana, six mature marijuana plants, and 18 seedlings. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act does not make any provisions for a supply or source from which to purchase medical cannabis.
HOW TO CONTACT THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Mailing Address: ?Oregon Department of Human Services?800 NE Oregon St.?Portland, OR 97232??Phone Number: ?(503) 731-4000
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Oregon Medical Marijuana
Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws, Oregon Medical Marijuana Qualifications and General Oregon Marijuana Information
The State of Oregon has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows legal medical marijuana patients to receive a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, apply for a State-issued Oregon Medical Marijuana ID Card, and grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use per state guidelines. We have compiled the following index of medical marijuana information in Oregon to serve as a legal library to our users for legal reference of Oregon's laws and guidelines regarding Medical Cannabis.
Please note that in order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Oregon's medical marijuana qualifying conditions you can visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under "legal states".
Since the Oregon medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Oregon medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a monthly basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Oregon medical marijuana program.
Please click a corresponding link to find out more about your Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program.
OREGON QUALIFICATION
Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Oregon in our definitive guide of Oregon's qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Oregon's medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.
OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS
Read Oregon's Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Oregon's exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Oregon's Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Oregon's laws for his knowledge.
OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
Find out how to obtain a{n} Oregon Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Oregon's state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Oregon's requirements.


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