Oregon

Oregon

22,566
Registered Patient Population
0.54%
of Total Population Represented by Patients
447
Total Medical Retail Locations Currently in Operation
50 : 1
Patients : Retail

Cannabis is legal to all adults over 21 in Oregon. Patients may cultivate up to 12 plants at home. Patients and caregivers may purchase from dispensaries. Patients have higher purchase limits, access to higher potency products, and are exempt from taxes on cannabis.Though cannabis is legal in Oregon, possession in public is limited to an ounce; patients may possess up to 24 ounces. No possession limit applies to individuals in a private setting. Oregon does not recognize out of state medical cannabis cards.

Patient Rights and Civil Protections 50/100   
Arrest Protection 25/25
Affirmative Defense 20/20
Parental Rights Protections 0/20
DUI Protections 0/10
Employment Protections 0/20
Explicit Privacy Standards 5/5
Access to Medicine 80/100   
Authorizes Retail Access 10/10
Alternative Accessibility Methods 20/20
- Authorizes Delivery 10/10
- Authorizes Curbside Pickup 10/10
Personal Cultivation 15/15
Collective Gardening 0/5
Sufficient Number of Licenced Retailers 30/30
Reciprocity 5/20
Program Functionality 85/100   
Legal Protections Within Reasonable Time Frame 16/20
Reasonable Possession Limits 10/10
Reasonable Purchase Limits 6/10
Telemedicine for Physician Certifications 15/15
Patient and Physician Representation in Program Decision Making 20/20
Reasonable Caregiver Standards 3/5
- Background Checks 2/2
- Number of Caregivers 1/3
Reasonable Physician Standards 5/5
Access to Administration Methods 10/10
- Allows Dried Flower 5/5
- Allows Edibles, Concentrates, and Other Forms 5/5
Provides Access to Minors on School Grounds 0/5
Affordability 45/100   
Sales Tax Break for Patients and Caregivers 20/20
Covered by State Insurance or Health Aid 0/20
Reasonable Registration Fees 0/20
Financial Hardship Waivers or Discounts 20/20
Donation Program 5/10
Allows Multi-Year Registrations 0/10
Health and Social Equity 58/100   
State Program Protections 25/25
Housing Protections 0/25
Access for Minors 10/10
Access in Underserved Areas 10/10
List of Qualifying Conditions is Exhaustive or All Inclusive 8/10
Allows Patients to Medicate Where they Choose 0/10
Organ Transplants 0/5
Ownership or Employment Restrictions 5/5
Consumer Protection and Product Safety 77/200   
Total 12/50
Quality Management Systems 0/10
Staff Training 0/10
Standard Operating Procedures 2/8
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 0/1
- Workplace Safety 0/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 1/1
- Security 0/1
- Waste Disposal 1/1
- Water Management 0/1
- Records Management 0/1
Pesticide Usage Limitations 2/2
Environmental Impact Regulations 0/2
Required Testing 4/8
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Microbials 1/1
- Aflatoxins 0/1
- Pesticides 1/1
- Heavy Metals 0/1
- Foreign Matter 0/1
- Moisture Content/ Water Activity 1/1
Packaging and Labeling 1/3
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Pesticides 0/1
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting, and Recall Protocol 3/7
Total 37/50
Quality Management Systems 10/10
Staff Training 10/10
Standard Operating Procedures 5/7
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 1/1
- Workplace Safety 1/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 1/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 1/1
- Records Management 0/1
Environmental Impact Regulations 0/3
Required Testing 5/10
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Microbials 1/1
- Aflatoxins 0/1
- Pesticides 1/1
- Heavy Metals 0/1
- Residual Solvents 1/1
- Homogeneity 0/1
- Foreign Matter 0/1
- Water Activity 1/1
Packaging and Labeling 4/5
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Ingredients 1/1
- Allergens 1/1
- Nutritional Content 1/1
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting and Recall Protocol 3/5
Total 16/50
Staff Training 0/20
Standard Operating Procedures 4/7
- Facility Sanitation 1/1
- Workplace Safety 0/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 1/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 0/1
- Records Management 1/1
Product Testing 5/10
- Product Meets Requirements Before Sale 5/5
- COA Disclosure 0/5
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting and Recall Protocol 7/13
Total 12/50
Independent or Third-Party 5/5
Laboratory Sampling 5/5
Method Validation 0/4
Quality Management Systems 0/5
Staff Training 0/20
Standard Operating Procedures 0/7
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 0/1
- Equipment and Instrument Calibration 0/1
- Workplace Safety 0/1
- Sample Tracking 0/1
- Security 0/1
- Waste Disposal 0/1
- Records Management 0/1
Result Reporting 2/4
Score Penalties 21/100   
Gives Regulatory Preference to Adult Use 20/20
Classifies Cannabis as a Medicine of Last Resort 0/15
Administrative or Supply Problems 0/15
Requires Vertical Integration 0/10
Creates New Criminal Penalties for Patients 0/10
Limits Patients to a Single Retailer 0/10
No System for Adding Qualifying Conditions 0/10
Imposes Bans or Limits on THC 1/5
Imposes Bans or Limits on CBD 0/5
Excerpted from ASA's 2021 State of the States Report.
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History of Medical Cannabis in Oregon

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