Yes. Pursuant to Chapter 14B.130 of the Portland City Code, the city government issues licenses to individuals or entities looking to establish marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction. Note that recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon in 2014 when voters in the state approved Measure 91. Measure 91 allowed licensed persons to establish marijuana retail outlets in the state while permitting municipalities to opt out of permitting dispensaries to operate in their jurisdictions. You can find an interactive map of licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries in Portland and other Oregon jurisdictions on the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) website.
Yes. Chapter 14B.130 of the Portland Code permits the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Medical marijuana and medical marijuana dispensaries were legalized in Oregon in 1998 through Measure 67, also called the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. You can find a list of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Portland on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website.
Yes, you can order cannabis online in Portland. Ordering cannabis products online allows you to compare products and prices from multiple marijuana dispensaries and read reviews from actual consumers.
Prior to visiting a Portland marijuana dispensary, you must familiarize yourself with Oregon's cannabis and dispensary laws. First, you must be 21 or older to access a cannabis dispensary for recreational marijuana purchases. Before entering the dispensary, a dispensary staff will verify your ID to ensure you are of legal age to buy marijuana.
Most dispensaries employ budtenders who can walk you through the purchasing process to ensure you do not exceed legal restrictions. Note that dispensaries must adhere to per-customer sales limitations, so do not attempt to trick them into selling you more. Purchases in excess of the stated restrictions are prohibited and will result in severe penalties.
Also, it is prohibited to use cannabis products at the dispensary or in public. Before consuming cannabis products, you should wait until you get home. Cannabis use in public spaces is illegal in Portland. In Portland's adult-use marijuana dispensaries, out-of-state visitors may buy cannabis. To buy recreational cannabis, non-Portland residents must provide valid government-issued IDs indicating they are of legal age to consume cannabis in Portland.
Per Section 14B.130.030 of the Portland Code, no individual may operate a marijuana dispensary in the city without obtaining a valid license and permit to operate in the jurisdiction. Section 14B.130.040 of the city code stipulates that a dispensary may not be located within 1,000 feet of another dispensary or a school.
Per Section 475C.833 of the Oregon Cannabis Regulations, a dispensary may not be located within an area zoned for residential purposes or in the same location as a marijuana grow site. Per Chapter 845-025-2820 of the OLCC (Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission) rules, a dispensary must verify that a consumer has a valid unexpired government-issued photo ID and that the consumer is of legal age before permitting such an individual to purchase cannabis. For medical marijuana dispensaries, the facilities must verify the OMMP registry ID of the consumer before selling such individual medical marijuana.
Per Chapter 845-025-2800 of the OLCC rules, a retailer may not sell more than the permitted daily limits to consumers and may only operate daily between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. It is illegal for persons under 21 to be allowed on the premises of a Portland dispensary. Transactions conducted by marijuana dispensaries are required to be recorded in the Oregon Cannabis Tracking System (CTS). Also, dispensaries may not resell items returned by customers.
In Portland, recreational cannabis is legal for residents aged 21 or older. Adult residents can possess and buy marijuana seeds, immature marijuana plants, cannabinoid products, and usable marijuana from licensed dispensaries. Per state law, up to 4 marijuana plants may be cultivated per household. While recreational marijuana is legal, its use in public places, even by persons of legal age, is prohibited. Note that cannabis laws in Portland do not limit employers and landlords from retaining the right to restrict cannabis use in workplaces and on their properties. Hence Portland residents are advised to check with their employers and landlords regarding office policies and property rules before consuming or cultivating marijuana in such places.
Cannabis use is illegal in public places, and the substance or its products may not be taken out of state, even to states where marijuana is legal. Oregon defines public places as areas or locations to which the general public has access. These locations include parks, schools, playgrounds, bus stops, and amusement parks. Gifting marijuana and cannabis giveaways are allowed as long as no financial considerations are involved.
While cannabis possession is legal in Portland, persons of legal age may not possess more than the stipulated limits. Adult residents may possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flowers and dried leaves in public, 8 ounces of marijuana flowers and dried leaves, and 1 ounce of cannabis concentrates and cannabinoid extracts in private. Also, driving under the influence of marijuana and consuming cannabis on federally-owned buildings or lands in Portland are prohibited.
According to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, medical marijuana is legal in Oregon, including the City of Portland. Portland residents must register under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) in order to purchase medical marijuana in the city. To purchase medical marijuana, Portland residents must present valid OMMP medical marijuana identification cards. Other than purchasing medical marijuana, registered patients may cultivate up to six mature and 12 immature cannabis plants. Under the OMMP, patients may also designate caregivers to help them obtain or grow marijuana. Per state law, Portland residents under 18 must assign caregivers who are at least 21 or older.
Patients with valid registrations and their designated caregivers may possess up to 680 grams of cannabis flower, 454 grams of cannabis concentrates, 5 grams of cannabis extracts, and grow up to four immature cannabis plants.
Portland residents with qualifying medical conditions and recommendations for medical marijuana from attending providers may apply for a medical marijuana card with the Oregon Health Authority. To complete your application, follow these steps:
Create an account and apply via the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program System
Submit the following items:
You may also complete your application by mail. If submitting the application by mail, make your fee payment using a check or money order made payable to OHA/OMMP. Cash is not accepted. Send the completed application form, fee payment, and other documentation to:
P.O. Box 14450
Portland, OR 97293-0450
If a complete application is submitted, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) will issue you a 30-day receipt with the same legal effect as a registration ID card for 30 days. This receipt allows you to possess up to 24 ounces of cannabis and to buy cannabis products from OMMP medical marijuana businesses. In addition, you can buy tax-free marijuana products from OLCC-licensed medical dispensaries. If you applied online, you may print the receipts after submitting your application.
For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in Portland, visit the New Patient page of the OHA website or contact the OHA's customer service line at (971) 673-1234.
Portland adults aged 21 or older may consume recreational marijuana at home or on private property. However, consumption in public places and while driving or biking is illegal. Note that if someone outside of your home can see you, you are probably in public.
In addition, you cannot consume marijuana on premises with liquor licenses. Consuming cannabis in such a facility jeopardizes the establishment's liquor license. Portland landlords may also impose restrictions on the use of marijuana on their properties. Hence, if you live in a rented apartment, check with your landlord or property manager if cannabis consumption is allowed.
You may buy cannabis from a dispensary in Portland by visiting a marijuana storefront location or the website of a retail store to purchase. To discover the physical addresses of marijuana dispensaries near you in Portland, enter the search term "weed dispensaries near me" in an internet search engine. You will require a valid government-issued ID to purchase at a cannabis retail store.
One ounce of high-grade cannabis in Portland costs about $220.
Some popular cannabis strains in Portland are:
Girl Scout Cookie
No. Cannabis smoking in public places, including bars, parks, sidewalks, schools, banks, and streets, is illegal in Portland. The act may be penalized with a fine of up to $1,000. Also, the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) bans smoking within 10 feet of all entrances, windows, exits, or air vents. The ban includes the use of inhalant delivery devices, such as vape pens and e-cigarettes, that may be used to deliver cannabinoids and other substances.
Portland adults aged 21 or older can possess up to:
72 ounces of liquid cannabis products
16 ounces of solid cannabis products
1 ounce of cannabis flowers
5 grams of cannabis products intended for vaping or smoking
5 grams of cannabis concentrates
4 immature cannabis plants
Note that the maximum limits of Delta-9 THC permitted in cannabis products are up to:
50 milligrams per edible product
1 gram in tinctures
1 gram in extracts
6% in topicals
For registered Portland medical marijuana patients, they can hold up to:
72 ounces of liquid cannabis products
16 ounces of solid cannabis products
24 ounces of cannabis flowers
5 grams of cannabis extracts
16 grams of cannabis concentrates
4 immature cannabis plants
THC concentration in medical marijuana products may not exceed the following:
100 milligrams per edible
6% in topicals
4 grams in cannabis extracts
4 grams in capsules
4 grams in tinctures
No. Shipping cannabis into Portland across state lines violates federal laws as federal regulations guide interstate transportation. However, you may move cannabis from one Oregon location to Portland, provided the cannabis is transported securely in the trunk of your vehicle.
Yes. Portland permits marijuana storefronts to sell cannabis online to consumers. Cannabis delivery is also legal in the city.
Per state law, by which the Portland government abides, marijuana dispensaries are only permitted to operate between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Yes, tourists in Portland may use recreational weed dispensaries in the city as long as they provide acceptable ID showing they are of legal age (21) to use cannabis in Oregon. The law is different for tourists intending to use medical marijuana dispensaries in Portland, as medical marijuana is only available to residents of the city or state.
You need an ID showing you are 21 or older to purchase marijuana at a Portland adult-use dispensary. If you are a medical marijuana patient, you must present an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program ID card to buy medical cannabis.
The best cannabis dispensaries in Portland include:
Kings of Canna
Five Zero Trees
Marijuana dispensaries in Portland are required by state law to track purchases. Hence, dispensaries in the city may scan your ID manually or with card readers in order to ensure you do not purchase above the stipulated limits under the law.
According to the Oregon government website, there are 150 marijuana dispensaries in Portland.
Marijuana dispensaries in Portland do not accept credit cards for purchases. Most marijuana dispensaries request cash for payment, while some also accept debit cards.
You may visit several weed dispensaries in one day in Portland. However, you will not be able to buy more than the limits imposed under Oregon cannabis law.
No. Marijuana purchases must be paid in full by buyers. Cannabis dispensaries in Portland do not accept health insurance from buyers. Also, with health insurance businesses operating under federal law, their policies do not cover marijuana purchases.
Yes. Portland weed dispensaries are required by state law to keep track of sales on their premises.
You cannot enter a recreational cannabis dispensary in Portland at 18. You must be at least 21 before you may be permitted to enter a recreational cannabis dispensary in the city.
The City of Portland Cannabis Program is the regulatory authority over licensing, compliance, equity initiative, and community impact of cannabis in Portland. The program’s office is at:
Office of Community and Civic Life
1120 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 823-9333
You may find more information on the program’s contact details by checking the program’s website.
To file a complaint about illegal cannabis activities in Portland, you may contact the following:
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) (OLCC) - For complaints related to the production and sale of adult-use marijuana in Portland)
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) - For complaints related to medical marijuana cardholder registry for patients, growers, and caregivers, and regulates medical marijuana processors and dispensaries)