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how to become a medical marijuana grower in oregon

Yes, if you are growing your own medical marijuana or are designating another person to grow it for you, OAR 333-008-0025(1) requires the patient to provide the OMMP with the address where his marijuana will be manufactured or produced; that is, a grow site address. The department will only register one grow site address per patient and will only register grow sites in Oregon.

These plants will need to be grown at a registered growth site.

Requirements

If you would like to read about all of the specific changes to the Oregon medical marijuana program as of March 1, 2016, click here.

If the patient changes the caregiver or the grower site, the patient must inform them that you that you being replaced. Once the change has been made, you will be subject to arrest and prosecution because you lose protection from these possibilities.

Questions about “growing” from our FAQ

The card does not grant you special permission or protection with regard to landlords, leasing, etc.

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)[efn_note]Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 2020[/efn_note].

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.

Grow Requirements

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.

To obtain a medical marijuana grow license in Oregon, a patient or caregiver must provide the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)[efn_note]Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 2020[/efn_note] 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 Chart[efn_note]Oregeon Health Authority, OMMP Plant Limits, 2020[/efn_note]. 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 Requirements[efn_note]Oregon Health Authority, Reporting and Tracking Requirements for Medical Marijuana Growers, 2020[/efn_note].

What is a Marijuana Grow License?

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.