On November 4, 2014, Oregon voters resolutely ended prohibition on marijuana and recreational marijuana use by passing Measure 91 by a wide margin.  Oregon joins Colorado, Washington state, and Alaska as states that have said no to unreasonable and expensive drug laws and policy that are flawed, ineffective, and cost our communities significant resources.  

This law supplements current laws already allowing possession, manufacture, and sale of medicinal marijuana.  

Measure 91 Q and A:

Q: When can I “recreationally” smoke marijuana without worrying about being cited by law enforcement?

A: The provisions of Measure 91 that legalize recreational use and possession of marijuana took effect July 1, 2015.   If you are under 21 years of age you will have to wait to use marijuana legally—Measure 91 doesn’t legalize for you.  

Q: Where can I smoke marijuana under Measure 91?

A: Measure 91 prohibits marijuana use in public places.  Places in which the general public has access 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, highways, streets, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds, and premises used in connection with public passenger transportation.  If you violate this rule you could be charged with a Class B violation.

Q: How much marijuana can I possess under Measure 91?

A:  You can store, keep, possess, or produce up to 8 ounces of homegrown marijuana in your household or up to four marijuana plants.  Additionally, you can possess up to 16 ounces of solid homemade marijuana product or 72 ounces of liquid homemade marijuana product.  You can deliver up to one ounce of homegrown marijuana for non-commercial purposes.