Regulatory Framework

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) regulates adult-use cannabis in the state, encompassing licensing, regulation, and permit issuance for marijuana workers, as well as tracking adult-use cannabis [1]. The Oregon Health Authority, through the OLCC, plays a significant role in the medical use of cannabis [5].

Legal Status

Market Status Statute Year
Adult-Use Legal Measure 91 [9] 2014
Medical Legal Oregon Ballot Measure 67 [10] 1998
Homegrow Legal Measure 91 [9] 2014


The Cannabis Tracking System's (CTS) is used for tracking both adult-use and medical-use cannabis in Oregon. Currently the CTS is serviced by Metrc [3] [8].


License Type Description
Recreational Producer [13]
Recreational Retailer [13]
Recreational Processor [13]
Recreational Wholesaler [13]
Laboratory [13]
Research Certificate [13]

Possession Limits

Item Possession Limit
Adult-use flower 2 ounces [11]
Medical flower (patients) 8 ounces [11]
Adult-use extract 5 grams [11]
Adult-use Solid edible 16 ounces [11]
Adult-use Liquid 72 ounces [11]
Homegrow 4 plants (any stage) [9] [11]
Seeds 10 seeds [11]

Medical Cannabis

Patients with qualifying medical conditions can register for a medical marijuana card through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) [6]. Qualifying conditions include [12]:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

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