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Housing and Labor Concerns

Go to The Fair Housing Council of Oregon website to find  housing and labor information relating to the use of medical marijuana.

Department of Justice Memos

On October 19, 2009, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) issued a memorandum to provide clarification and guidance to federal prosecutors in states that have authorized the medical use of marijuana. Download this memo (pdf) for printing.

  • The guidance makes it clear that USDOJ is committed to prosecuting enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, but that, as a general matter, federal resources in states with medical marijuana laws should not be focused on individuals who are "in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana."
  • Prosecution of commercial enterprises that unlawfully market and sell marijuana for profit will continue to be a priority of USDOJ.

The guidance from USDOJ does not make the use of medical marijuana legal under federal law, and does not create a defense to a federal prosecution for a drug related offense. ​