None. Measure 91 states that the “Act may not be construed … to amend or affect in any way the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.”
How much marijuana can I have?
Beginning July 1, 2015, recreational marijuana users can possess up to eight ounces of useable marijuana and four plants per residence in Oregon. An individual can carry up to one ounce in public, but smoking using marijuana in public is prohibited.
What is meant by “useable” marijuana?
Useable marijuana refers to dried marijuana flowers or leaves. In other words, marijuana that is ready to smoke.
Can I grow marijuana at home and when?
Yes, with limits. The act allows home grow of up to four plants per residence beginning July 1, 2015, regardless of how many people live in the residence. Four adults in one residence does not mean 16 plants. The limit is four per residence.
Can a landlord tell tenants not to grow recreational marijuana or smoke it rental units?
Measure 91 does not affect existing landlord/tenant laws.
What if an employer requires drug testing?
Measure 91 does not affect existing employment law. Employers who require drug testing can continue to do so.
Can I smoke marijuana in a bar/restaurant?
No. Marijuana cannot be smoked or used in a public place.
What is the definition of a public place?
Measure 91 defines a public place as “a place to which the general public has access and includes, but is not limited to, hallways, lobbies, and other parts of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence, and highways, streets, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds and premises used in connection with public passenger transportation.”
Who can smoke recreational marijuana? What is the minimum age?
As of July 1, 2015, anyone 21 years of age and old and consume recreational marijuana in Oregon. Marijuana use or possession of recreational marijuana by anyone under 21 years of age is illegal. That includes home consumption.
Who will enforce recreational marijuana laws?
Enforcement of the home grow/personal possession provisions of Measure 91 will be at the discretion of local jurisdictions, the state police and possibly other law enforcement agencies. The OLCC is responsible for enforcement actions against businesses that the OLCC licenses to grow, process, wholesale and sell recreational marijuana and related products.
Can Oregon recreational marijuana be taken to the state of Washington where it is also legal?
No. Taking marijuana across state lines is a federal offense.
Can I get a DUII while under the influence of marijuana?
Yes. Current laws for DUII have not changed. Driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) refers to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or drugged, including impairment from the use of marijuana. In addition, Measure 91 requires OLCC to examine, research and present a report to the Legislature on driving under the influence of marijuana. The OLCC will do this in conjunction with the Department of Justice Criminal Investigation Division and Oregon State Police.
Can I lose my job for using marijuana?
Passage of measure 91 does not change existing employment law in Oregon.
Who collects the tax on recreational marijuana?
Under the provisions of Measure 91, the OLCC is required to collect the tax on recreational marijuana at the grower level.
How is Washington state’s recreational marijuana law different than Oregon’s?
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