Obtaining a Marijuana Grow License in Oregon

The journey of cannabis in the pioneer state Oregon begins in the 1970s when it was the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis in 1973. In 1998 on Ballot Measure 67 the state legalized medical marijuana. As of 2014, adult-use and possession of cannabis became legal to sell to individuals 21 and older. Because cannabis is legal in Oregon marijuana grow licenses have been allowed medicinally and recreationally. Zoned Properties is going to give you the information you need to properly, legally, and safely grow your cannabis.

Because marijuana is legal for both medical and adult-use in Oregon there are no requirements to recreationally grow cannabis for yourself at home, staying within the laws.

What is a Marijuana Grow License? 

Laws are ever-evolving in the state of Oregon to help better the cannabis industry, so it’s important to understand what can and cannot harm you when growing cannabis. Because marijuana is legal for both medical and adult-use in Oregon there are no requirements to recreationally grow cannabis for yourself at home. However, if you are a patient growing for yourself, or a caregiver growing for others it’s important to follow all requirements and receive your permits through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)1.

Grow Requirements

Recreational growing is allowed for adults over the age of 21. However, there are strict laws and requirements to follow to grow cannabis legally. A person can either be a designated grower for a patient or grow in their own home on private property. 

Medical Growing 

To obtain a medical marijuana grow license in Oregon, a patient or caregiver must provide the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)2 the name and address of the grower. Once approved by the state a patient or caregiver can grow 6 mature plants and 12 immature plants. Curious about plant limitations? Read Oregon’s Plant Limits Chart3. If you are growing cannabis for a patient in the state of Oregon and are a renter, you must still be approved through your landlord as well. A grower must be 21 or older and cannot grow for more than 8 patients at a time. To better understand your limits as a patient or caregiver read Oregon’s Reporting and Tracking Requirements4

Recreational Growing

If you are growing cannabis recreationally then you won’t need to obtain a marijuana grow license. It is legal to grow cannabis in your own home; however, you must receive permission from the landlord if you are a renter. It is important to keep all plants out of the view of the public eye. If you are 21 or older you can grow up to four plants per household. If you are caught growing more than 4 plants the consequences can include prison and a fine up to $125,000. Keep in mind distance from schools and religious institutions if and when growing cannabis.

Zoning In On The Conclusion

Oregon has been a pioneer in the cannabis industry for businesses and people alike. It’s crucial to stay on top of the ever-changing laws in Oregon for your health and safety. Although Zoned Properties has broken down how to obtain a marijuana grow license for both medical and adult-use the requirements, fines, and distance from schools can change over time. If you are looking for more information on how to obtain a marijuana grow license in Oregon review the OMMP website5

Sources

  1. Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 2020
  2. Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 2020
  3. Oregeon Health Authority, OMMP Plant Limits, 2020
  4. Oregon Health Authority, Reporting and Tracking Requirements for Medical Marijuana Growers, 2020
  5. Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 2020