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OMMP Administrative Rules, Statutes and Legal Information

Administrative Rules and Statutes

Rulemaking Updates
 
In 2015, the Oregon Legislature passed several bills that make changes to marijuana laws that are not yet reflected in the rules and statutes listed above (see House Bill 3400, Senate Bill 460 and Senate Bill 844 for details).

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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

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.
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On August 29, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing and sale.
 
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  • The guidance makes clear that marijuana remains an illegal drug under the Controlled Substances Act and that federal prosecutors will continue to aggressively enforce this statute. To this end, the Department identifies eight (8) enforcement areas that federal prosecutors should prioritize.

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.

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  • 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.

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