Traveling to Oregon, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in Oregon. 

Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.

The Basics

The Need to Know


On private property or while in public, recreational users may possess up to:

  • 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams, of cannabis leaves and flower;
  • 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams, of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates;
  • 16 ounces, or 453.6 grams, of a cannabinoid product in solid form;
  • 72 fluid ounces, or 2.13 liters, of a cannabinoid product in liquid form;
  • 10 marijuana seeds, and;
  • Four immature marijuana plants.

Patients and their caregivers may possess up to:

  • 24 ounces, or 680.4 grams, of usable marijuana;
  • 16 ounces, or 453.6 grams, of cannabis-infused products in solid form;
  • 72 fluid ounces of cannabis-infused products in liquid form;
  • 5 grams of cannabis extracts and concentrates;
  • 50 marijuana seeds, and
  • Four immature marijuana plants.

Purchasing Limits

Adults 21 and older can purchase 1 ounce of cannabis flower per day.  You may only purchase cannabis from an OLCC-licensed retailer. 

Medical patients can purchase up to eight ounces per purchase and up to 32 ounces per month. Patients can buy cannabis from an OLCC-sanctioned retailer or an OMMP-approved dispensary as long as they have an ID and valid OMMP card.

Patients throughout the state can get cannabis delivered to them from authorized retailers. Deliveries are even made to places in Oregon where cannabis sales are prohibited. 


You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.

It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land or in a vehicle (even if you are a passenger). If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines. 


Adults 21 and older can grow up to four cannabis plants. All plants must out of public view.

If you want to grow in a rental property you must get landlord approval. 

Patients are able to grow more plants once they are permitted. In order to get permitted the patient must provide the OMMP with the name of the grower and the grow site address, which must be in Oregon. Only one grow site per patient. 

Once approved patients can grow the following based on where the grow site is zoned:

  • Six mature plants;
  • 12 immature plants that are taller than 24 inches, or 61 centimeters, and;
  • 36 immature plants that are shorter than 24 inches, or 61 centimeters.




Driving Under the Influence

If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties.

Transporting Marijuana

It is legal to transport cannabis in your vehicle as long as it is in a sealed container and out of reach of the driver. Legal possession limits apply. It is best to keep products in the trunk or a locked glove box.

Exporting Marijuana

If you’re flying within the state of Oregon, you may fly out of Portland International Airport (PDX) with up to 1 ounce, (28.35 grams), of cannabis. Smoking it on an aircraft, however, is illegal.

Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught. 

It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.

Traveling by Plane

Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it. 


You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.

To buy medical marijuana from a dispensary, patients must follow Oregon dispensary rules and show a valid OMMP card. While there is no reciprocity for out-of-state medical marijuana patients, non-residents aged 21 and older can purchase cannabis from the adult-use market.

Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that results in one or more of the following:
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures, including those caused by epilepsy
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea





Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.

Additional Resources

Looking for more?

Check out Oregon’s government site.

Want to learn more about the cannabis laws in other states? Click here to find out more.