OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITYPUBLIC HEALTH DIVISIONDIVISION 8MEDICAL MARIJUANA
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was adopted by voters at the November 3, 1998 general election (Ballot Measure 67). The Act was amended by House bill 3052, passed during the 1999 legislative session. The Act was again amended by Senate bill 1085, passed during the 2005 legislative session.OMMP Oregon Administrative Rules (pdf)
- (1) To allow Oregonians with debilitating medical conditions who may benefit from the medical use of marijuana to receive the benefit of their doctor's professional advice regarding the possible risks and benefits of medical marijuana;
- (2) To allow Oregonians suffering from debilitating medical conditions to use small amounts of marijuana without fear of civil or criminal penalties when their doctors advise that such use may provide a medical benefit to them; and
- (3) To make only those changes to existing Oregon laws that are necessary to protect patients and their doctors from criminal and civil penalties, and are not intended to change current civil and criminal laws governing the use of marijuana for non-medical purposes.