Oregon DOJ Clarifies Medical and Homegrow Plants Allowed
We get this question a lot. Can I have six mature medical plants and four home grow plants? The answer is YES, (assuming you are over 21 and a patient growing at home).
The Oregon Department of Justice has published an opinion regarding the intersection of the laws that govern Oregon’s medical and recreational marijuana programs.
In summary, an OMMP grow site located at a patient’s residence may have:
- 6 mature medical marijuana plants (a per-patient limit), and
- 4 recreational marijuana plants (a per-household limit).
In addition, a patient may possess up to:
- 24 ounces of usable medical marijuana (a per-patient limit), and
- 8 ounces of usable recreational marijuana (a per-household limit).
There are different usable marijuana possession limits for growers, depending on whether the grower is producing marijuana at a patient’s residence.
Members of the public may possess only:
- 4 recreational marijuana plants at his or her household (a per-household limit),
- 8 ounces of usable recreational marijuana (a per-household limit), and
- 1 ounce of usable marijuana in a public place.
The opinion also concludes that the limits in the Oregon Controlled Substances Act apply to possession of marijuana concentrates and extracts. Both patients and members of the public must abide by the following possession limits:
- 16 solid ounces of marijuana products or concentrates,
- 72 liquid ounces of marijuana products, and
- 1 ounce of marijuana extract purchased from a licensed retailer or dispensary.
While members of the public may make their own marijuana concentrates, edibles, or other cannabinoid products for personal consumption, it is still illegal to process marijuana extract without a license issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission or Oregon Health Authority. The entire opinion is available here: https://www.doj.state.or.us/agoffice/agopinions/op2016-2.pdf.
The information in this blog post is a summary. These laws and rules are nuanced, and are applied differently based on several factors, such as location of possession. Contact a member of our compliance team with any questions.