Portland Medical Marijuana Card

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Portland Medical Marijuana Card

_The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issues medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients in Portland under the state’s Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). A person must be diagnosed with any of the state-approved eligible medical conditions for cannabis treatment to qualify for a medical marijuana card in the city. An application for a Portland medical marijuana card can be submitted online or by mail. _

Do I Need to See a Doctor for a Medical Marijuana Card in Portland?

Yes. Attending healthcare providers must recommend medical marijuana to patients with qualifying medical conditions-,Qualifying%20medical%20conditions,-Attending%20Provider%27s%20may) before such patients can apply for medical marijuana cards in Portland. Per Oregon medical marijuana law, the following state-licensed practitioners can recommend patients for medical cannabis treatment in Portland:

  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Naturopathic Physician

While Oregon permits telemedicine consultation during medical marijuana card renewal, a patient must meet their attending provider in person for initial application.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Portland

A qualifying medical cannabis patient can take the following steps to get a Portland MMJ card:

  • Obtain the Attending Provider Statement after visiting an attending healthcare provider

  • Complete the OMMP Application Form within 90 days after receiving the attending provider's statement

  • Attach the following documents to the application form:

    • A copy of a government-issued ID
    • Attending Provider Statement
  • Send the completed application packet via mail to:


    P.O. Box 14450

    Portland, OR 97293-0450

How to Get a Portland Medical Marijuana Card Online

Qualifying medical marijuana patients in Portland can use the Oregon Medical Marijuana Online System to apply for MMJ cards. When completing their applications online, patients should upload copies of government-issued IDs and Attending Provider Statements. The OMMP often sends 30-day receipts to successful applicants by mail. Patients can print these receipts and use them as temporary registry cards for 30 days.

How Long Does Portland Medical Marijuana Card Last?

A Portland medical marijuana card expires after one year. Patients and caregivers will receive renewal notices from the OMMP between 60 and 90 days before the expiration date. It is advised to renew a Portland MMJ card 90 days before it expires to avoid removal from the OMMP.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Portland?

A Portland MMJ card costs $200. However, qualifying patients may be eligible for a fee reduction if they submit one of the following documents:

  • A Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Proof - fee reduced to $60
  • An active Oregon Health Plan (OHP) ID Card - fee reduced to $50
  • A copy of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) determination letter - fee reduced to $20
  • A government-issued ID showing veteran status - fee reduced to $20. MMJ application fee may be waived if the veteran provides proof of total disability ratings of at least 50%, which occurred during active military service

Can Minors Get Medical Marijuana Cards in Portland?

Yes, minors with debilitating medical conditions can get medical marijuana cards in Portland. However, they require the consent of their parents or legal guardians in addition to physicians’ recommendations for medical cannabis.

How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in Portland

Medical marijuana cardholders in Portland can renew their cards annually online or by mail. To renew a Portland medical marijuana card, follow the steps below:

  • Make an appointment with an attending healthcare provider
  • Upload the Attending Provider Statement on the OMMP portal and review existing documents to ensure they are still valid before submitting the renewal application
  • Alternatively, send the Attending Provider Statement, application form, and a copy of valid government-issued ID by mail to the OMMP

Does Portland Accept Out-of-State MMJ Cards?

No, Oregon does not have medical marijuana reciprocity. As such, medical marijuana dispensaries in Portland do not recognize MMJ cards issued in other states.