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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Oregon

Once you have registered and been approved, you will be sent a medical card. Once you have this, you can start shopping for your medicine from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Book an appointment with a certified physician

  2. Attend your appointment - the patient is registered onto the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).

  3. Get qualified for medical cannabis. The document is then printed off and signed, and a digital copy is emailed by the doctor to the patient. No hard copy of your recommendation is needed.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Conditions that cause persistent muscle spasms, including Multiple Sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • A Degenerative or Pervasive neurological condition, e.g. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure Disorders, including Epilepsy
  • Severe Pain
  • Severe Nausea

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Frequently Asked Questions

Oregon Cannabis Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)

Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 24 ounces of usable cannabis. Recreational cannabis users can carry a maximum of 1 ounce on their person, and 8 ounces in their homes.

Oregon Caregiver requirements

The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. Designated primary caregiver is the person that has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. Primary caregiver does not include the patient's physician.  A patient may only have one primary caregiver.

Parents or a guardian, of patients under the age of 18 years, must complete the OMMP – Declaration of Person Responsible for a Minor form and complete Part B of the Application Form as a primary caregiver. * Please note: This form must be notarized.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws – Overview & History

1998 – “The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act” Ballot 67 is approved by voters, removing penalties for the use, possession and cultivation for those in possession of a valid medical marijuana card and signed recommendation letter from a physician.

1999 – Mandated patients or appointed caregivers cultivating cannabis can only do so in one location.

2001 – Patient-physician relationship must be bona-fide.

2006 – Patients carrying above the state legal amount of cannabis can no longer argue for an “affirmative defense” of medical necessity. This means that patients can no longer argue that they’re carrying more than the state limit due to their medical condition.

2013 & 2014 – Senate Bill 1531 (SB 1531) is signed, restricting the setting up and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Possession of 1 ounce or less of cannabis is not a state-level crime in Oregon.

No penalty of 8 ounces or less at home.

For non-medical patients, possession of over 1 ounce and 2 ounces is a misdemeanor, with a fine of $650.

Manufacture or cultivation for mass production is a felony, and can bring up to 5 years’ incarceration. Only those with a license can grow cannabis for commercial purposes. Only personal grows in home gardens are OK .

No fine or penalty for distributing 1 ounce or less of homegrown cannabis for no compensation. More than one ounce and up to 16 ounces, it is considered a Violation and a $2,000 fine.

There is no penalty for non-medical patients to cultivate up to 4 plants at one time. Any more than 4 and up to 8, and it’s up to 6 months’ incarceration and/or a $2,500 fine. Any amount not grown at home, grown near a school or more than 8 plants is considered a felony and will get you a prison sentences and/or a large fine.

There is no penalty for solid-, or liquid- infused concentrates at home, as long as the amount extracted is 1 ounce or less.

Marijuana is considered a Schedule II substance by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.

A conviction of a marijuana-related offense can lead to an automatic 6 month driving suspension.

Commercial drug offenses are punished more severely.

Those with a medical marijuana card may possess up to 24 ounces of usable cannabis flower at home or on their person.

Medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to 6 mature plants and 18 immature seedlings.

State-licensed dispensaries are operational.

Caregiver program is operational. Caregivers must be aged 18 or over, and a patient may only have one caregiver.

There is no reciprocity with other states.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Cancer
Glaucoma
Degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
Positive status for HIV/AIDS
Cachexia
Severe pain
Severe nausea
Seizures including epilepsy
Persistent muscle spasms including multiple sclerosis

Can I get an Oregon medical marijuana card online via telehealth/telemedicine?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Oregon. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card.

Can a medical marijuana patient grow cannabis in Oregon?

Qualifying patients may grow up to 16 plants, 6 mature and 10 seedlings per residence. Non-medical users can grow up to 4 plants per residence.

Cost of a Oregon Medical Cannabis Card

$200. For those in receipt of food stamps or Oregon Health Plan cards, the fee is reduced to $60. For persons receiving SSI or having served in the armed forces, the fee is reduced to $20. This does not include the physician's fee of $100.

 

Does Oregon have MMJ Reciprocity?

No, Oregon does not recognize other states' medical marijuana cards, certificates or recommendations.

How Long Does it take to Get My Oregon MMJ Card?

Up can take up to 30 days to get an Oregon MMJ card. Usually 10 days, but sometimes longer.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for an Oregon Medical Marijuana Card?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to get an Oregon medical mariuana card for yourself. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

What do I need to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oregon?

Patients must be a citizen of the United States. If you do not have an Oregon I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as a bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.

The qualifying patient must have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition.

Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from his/her primary care physician describing his/her diagnosis. Ensure to bring all records with them to their marijuana evaluation appointment.

The Oregon Program requires all patients to have an established, bonafide doctor/patient relationship, which in some cases may take several appointments to establish. Once the patient has been certified, the patient MUST register with the Oregon MMP Patient Registry. Registration is mandatory in order for patients to ensure protection under Oregon’s medical marijuana law.

Will insurance cover my Oregon medical cannabis recommendation?

No. Cannabis is federally illegal, so costs associated with medical marijuana qualifications and consultations are not covered by insurance companies.