Yes, Medford has some medical marijuana dispensaries and several recreational weed dispensaries. The city's recreational dispensaries serve adults 21 years and older in compliance with Measure 91, a ballot initiative approved by Oregon voters to legalize adult-use cannabis in 2014. The approval of Measure 91 prepared the ground for establishing adult-use dispensaries in Medford and other cities/towns in Oregon to enable eligible residents to access recreational marijuana legally. Medford requires any entity or person approved by the state to operate a cannabis dispensary in the city to secure a Medford marijuana business license. The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is responsible for licensing recreational weed dispensaries at the state level.
Some of the medical dispensaries licensed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are located in Medford and sell medicinal cannabis to qualifying patients with certain debilitating conditions. However, such patients must be registered under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). Oregon legalized medical cannabis when it passed the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, which established the OMMP and enabled eligible patients to access medical marijuana.
Cannabis consumers can buy cannabis from online weed dispensaries in Medford and have them delivered to their homes. However, in line with Oregon marijuana laws and Section 5.660 of the Medford Municipal Code, home delivery of cannabis can only be made by marijuana-related businesses. Employees of the licensed dispensary may also deliver cannabis products ordered online to local addresses in Medford. It is impossible to order marijuana online in Medford and then engage a third-party courier company to deliver it.
Depending on a person's marijuana needs, they can visit a medical cannabis dispensary or an adult-use marijuana dispensary in Medford. Generally, it is essential to have a valid government-issued photo ID and bring some cash when visiting a dispensary in Medford. While some dispensaries with on-site ATMs now accept debit cards, bringing cash to the dispensary is usually recommended. Registered medical cannabis patients must come with their Oregon medical marijuana cards while visiting Medford medical dispensaries. Checking a dispensary's menu online to see what cannabis products they have on the shelf before going there can make the trip to the dispensary faster.
Oregon-licensed dispensaries in Medford may not allow individuals under 21 (for recreational cannabis) and persons younger than 18 (for medical cannabis) into their facilities or sell marijuana to them. No Medford dispensary must be within 1,000 feet of a childcare facility, park, school, religious institution, or another Oregon-licensed marijuana business.
Per Section 5.710 of the Medford Municipal Code, it is illegal for dispensaries in Medford to sell marijuana to visibly intoxicated individuals. Employees of dispensaries who violate this section commit a crime punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 and up to six months jail sentence. Oregon cannabis laws prohibit the consumption of marijuana on the premises of licensed dispensaries in Medford.
Recreational cannabis is legal in Medford, and the following are some of the laws regulating adult-use cannabis in the city:
A person must be at least 21 to qualify to buy or consume recreational marijuana
The amount of adult-use cannabis a person can possess in Medford is subject to certain limits in line with Oregon cannabis laws
It is illegal to possess or consume marijuana on federal lands in Medford, including national forests, federal parks, and national monuments
Eligible adults may only buy adult-use cannabis from licensed dispensaries in Medford. Otherwise, such cannabis is considered illegal, and the consumer risk severe penalties
It is illegal to consume cannabis while driving. Similarly, driving while under the influence of marijuana is prohibited in Medford. Although a person can keep marijuana in their vehicle, it must be kept out of public view
Medical marijuana is legal in Medford for patients with Oregon-approved eligible medical conditions. The following Oregon medical cannabis laws also apply in Medford:
Qualified cannabis patients in Medford may cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home for personal use only. It is illegal to sell or give away such home-grown cannabis. A cannabis patient may also designate a person at least 21 years old to act as their grower
Eligible patients must enroll in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to be able to buy medicinal cannabis at Oregon-licensed dispensaries in Medford
Possession of medical cannabis is subject to certain limits as set by Oregon medical cannabis laws
Eligible patients in Medford who wish to get an Oregon medical marijuana card should review the instructions provided by the OHA in its Patient Online Application Training. Generally, applicants must create an account online using the Oregon Medical Marijuana Online System before initiating their applications for a state-issued medical cannabis card via the online system. Applicants who cannot access stable internet to apply for an Oregon medical marijuana card online in Medford can apply to the OHA via mail. However, they must complete the following forms and documents:
If the patient is a minor, a Declaration of Person Responsible For a Minor Form
Completed application forms and required documents should be mailed to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at:
Oregon Medical Marijuana Program
Oregon Health Authority
P.O. Box 14450
Portland, OR 97293-0450
In Medford, consuming cannabis on private property where cannabis consumption is permitted is legal. Oregon marijuana law prohibits public consumption of cannabis in public spaces.
A person must be 21 or older to buy adult-use cannabis at a Medford dispensary and at least 18 with an Oregon medical marijuana card to purchase medicinal cannabis. Recreational users must bring their valid government-issued IDs to the dispensary; otherwise, the dispensary employees will not sell cannabis to such customers.
An ounce of marijuana is sold at an average price of $208 in Medford dispensaries.
Marijuana consumers in Medford commonly buy the following strains of cannabis from licensed dispensaries in the city:
No. It is illegal to smoke marijuana in public in Medford, even though cannabis use is legal in the city. Residents can only smoke on private properties where cannabis consumption is permitted.
Marijuana possession limits in Medford depend on its intended use and form. Registered medical cannabis patients can possess the following amounts of cannabis at once in Medford:
16 ounces of solid-form medical cannabis product
50 marijuana seeds
24 ounces of usable medical cannabis
16 ounces of cannabis concentrate
5 grams of cannabis extract
72 ounces of medical cannabis product in liquid form
The following are the possession limits for adult-use cannabis in Medford:
1 ounce of marijuana extracts
8 ounces of usable marijuana at home
72 ounces of liquid-form marijuana products
16 ounces of solid-form cannabis products
2 ounces of usable cannabis in public spaces
Four marijuana plants
It is illegal to ship cannabis by mail or other means into Medford. Transporting cannabis across state lines is a federal offense.
Yes, Medford residents can order cannabis online from weed dispensaries offering online sales services. It is not illegal to order cannabis online in Oregon.
No Oregon-licensed dispensary in Medford is permitted to operate a 24-hour dispensary.
Oregon marijuana laws allow tourists 21 years and older to use recreational cannabis dispensaries in Medford. However, the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city are not available to cannabis patients from other states.
Adults 21 years and older must provide their valid government-issued IDs when visiting dispensaries in Medford.
Based on customer reviews, the best dispensaries in Medford include the following:
Yes, all licensed dispensaries in Medford scan customers' IDs before dispensing cannabis products.
Currently, Medford has 31 Oregon-licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries and some OHA-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. Some of the 31 licensed dispensaries in the city have multiple shops, bringing the number of approved recreational cannabis shops in Medford to 40.
Dispensaries in Medford cannot take credit cards as payment methods for cannabis transactions because of the ongoing ban on weed at the federal level.
Cannabis consumers can visit multiple cannabis dispensaries in Medford daily, provided they have not exceeded their daily weed purchase and possession limits.
Although health insurance is supposed to provide relief for policyholders, dispensaries in Medford do not accept it for medical marijuana sales transactions because cannabis is considered a controlled substance at the federal level.
Yes. Oregon requires all state-licensed cannabis dispensaries in Medford to track marijuana sales using the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS).
Yes, but only cannabis patients enrolled in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) can enter licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Medford. Adult-use cannabis dispensaries in the city cannot allow anyone under 21 into their facilities.
Both the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regulate cannabis in Medford. Interested persons can contact them using the contact information listed below as maintained on their websites:
Anyone who observes illegal cannabis activity in Medford can report the incident to the Medford Police Department at (541) 770-4783 or by email. They can also file such a report with the OLCC or OHA via any of their contact information.