Oregon Medical Marijuana
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Oregon Medical Marijuana law took effect just before 2000, and since then, over 30,000 applicants have become registered as medical marijuana patients. Only residents of Oregon, who suffer from one of the accepted medical conditions may receive a state issued registration card authorizing the use of medical cannabis.
If an individual suffers from a qualifying condition, listed below, he/she must submit an application, along with written verification from a licensed physician of the qualifying condition to the Oregon Department of Human Services. The annual fee for the application is $100, unless the individual meets the poverty requirements, in which at that time the application fee is reduced to $20. All applications must be completed in full, and originals submitted with a check or money order to:
PO Box 14450
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Qualifying medical conditions include the following, but additional conditions may be considered by the Department of Health Services, if petitioned:
Medical Marijuana Oregon Law is generous in their possession limits. A registered patient/caregiver may possess up to 24 ounces and 6 plants. A caregiver may grow, and be compensated for these actions, for up to four registered patients only. Each patient's designated cultivation location must be indicated on the registration application. If the grow site is properly indicated and registered, the patient/caregiver cultivating at that location loses their protection from prosecution. Individuals authorized to be on location of the grow site must also be indicated on the application. If not, anyone on premises may be subject to prosecution.
Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws do not protect registered individuals from other states. In addition, there are no specific provisions which require insurance companies to reimburse for any expenses related to the cultivation or consumption of the medication. No employer or housing authority is required to tolerate the medical use of cannabis by their employees or residents.
News & Updates
The Oregon Marijuana Policy Initiative, or OMPI, recently filed a proposed initiative that would order the Oregon Health Authority to create a regulated supply and distribution system for patients using medical marijuana in the state of Oregon. The initiative must collect at least 1,000 valid signatures in order to qualify for an official ballot title, and must obtain about 85,000 signatures of registered Oregon voters in order to qualify for the Oregon general election ballot in November of 2012.
Currently, there are just under 37,000 registered Oregon Medical Marijuana patients. Procurement of the medication for these individuals may come from 2 avenues: grow it for themselves, or be one of four patients under the care of a provider/caregiver--an individual who can grow/obtain the medication on behalf of the patient.