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New and Amended Administrative Rules

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently adopted and amended administrative rules in response to legislation passed in 2015 and 2016.

Permanent rules effective June 28, 2016

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Temporary Administrative Rules

Temporary rules effective September 30, 2016 through March 1, 2017
Temporary rules effective September 9, 2016 through March 7, 2017
Temporary rules effective June 2, 2016 through November 28, 2016

Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules

Written comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until October 28, 2016, by 5:00 PM and may be submitted to:
publichealth.rules@state.or.us
A public hearing on the rules will be held on October 28, 2016, at 10:00 am at:
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97232

Oregon Revised Statutes

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    • The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act begins at 475B.400
    • Debilitating Medical Conditions, see ORS 475B.410
    • Database and Confidentiality of Information, see ORS 475B.458 - 475B.464
    • Protections from Civil and Criminal Liability, see ORS 475B.475 - 475B.485

Oregon Legislation Related to Medical Marijuana

  • 2016 session, effective March 29, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • 2016 session, effective March 3, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • 2016 session, effective March 3, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • 2015 session, effective August 12, 2015
    Establishes task force on researching the medical and public health properties of cannabis.
  • Senate Bill 460​
    2015 session, effective July 27, 2015
    Allows medical marijuana​ dispensaries, beginning October 1, 2015, to sell limited marijuana retail product to adults 21 and older in accordance with certain conditions.
  • 2015 session, effective June 30, 2015
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • 2014 session, effective March 19, 2014
    Specifies that governing bodies of a city or county may adopt ordinances that impose reasonable regulations on operation of medical marijuana facilities.
  • 2013 session, effective August 14, 2013
    Directs OHA to establish a registration system for medical marijuana facilities.

Federal Legal Information

The guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice (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.

On August 29, 2013, the 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.

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 enforcement areas that federal prosecutors should prioritize.


Housing and Labor Concerns

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