Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal in Oregon

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Oregon's state flag since 1859.
Oregon’s state flag since 1859.

Recreational Marijuana is now legal in the state of Oregon as of yesterday.  Oregon happens to have great skiing, great skiers, and year round glacier skiing on Mt. Hood.  The funny thing is, recreational marijuana has kinda been legal in Oregon for a long time:

“In populous parts of the state that have long been tolerant of marijuana, police don’t generally bust people using it in private. Most important, though, is that under the new law it’s still illegal to sell recreational marijuana. When Oregon voters approved Measure 91 last November, they left the job of writing rules for pot shops to the Legislature and the state liquor control agency, which so far haven’t gotten it all figured out.” – AP

Mt. Bachelor ski resort in Bend, OR.
Mt. Bachelor ski resort in Bend, OR.

Oregon is now one of 4 states that allow recreational marijuana.  One of four states that have incredible skiing:  Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington.  Wasington D.C. also allows recreational marijuana but we aren’t sure about the skiing there.

Welcome to Oregon.  You must be at least this high to enter...
Welcome to Oregon. You must be at least this high to enter…

Do skiing and marijuana mix well?  Enhance each other?  Make each other better?  Is there a reason only ski states have legalized recreational marijuana so far?  No comment…

Skier Jumping Between Trees
Skier Jumping Between Trees near Bend, OR.

Sales of recreational marijuana aren’t expected to begin until late 2016.  But, people 21 and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot when away from home and up to 8 ounces at home. It’s also legal to grow up to four plants per household.



So, how do you get legal party weed in Oregon?

“Marijuana can be given away, so if you know anyone who has a medical marijuana card, they can legally share buds, seeds or plants with you.” – Lizzy Duffy of NPR member station OPB in Portland

Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood, OR.
Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood, OR.

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Law No-Nos:

  • Exceeding any possession limits
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana
  • Buying or possessing marijuana if you’re not at least 21
  • Importing or exporting across state borders
  • Distributing large amounts or selling marijuana without proper licensing
  • Using, exchanging or growing marijuana in public
  • Possessing marijuana in prison or jail
Ski areas of Oregon.
Ski areas of Oregon.

Voters in Oregon passed Measure 91, legalizing recreational use of pot, last Fall.


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One thought on “Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal in Oregon

  1. That is kinda weird that only “ski states” have legalized marijuana so far. What’s the deal? It has to be a coincidence… or is it?

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