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Marijuana Use in Oregon

A guide to marijuana rules in Oregon and throughout the United States

Quickly Changing Legal Landscape

Legal possession and use of marijuana is a new and quickly changing area of the law. Several states have legalized the possession of marijuana for recreational use. More states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Each of these states have different laws and rules. Additionally the role of the federal government and it's drug policy remains unclear.

A clear grasp of these various laws is very important. A small mistake could result in criminal charges and even time in jail. This guide aims to collect publicly available resources on Marijuana use in Oregon and throughout the country. 

The Federal Government

The United States Office of the Attorney General issued new federal marijuana guidance on January 4th 2018. The memo rescinded all previous guidance and directed federal prosecutors to treat marijuana activities like other serious crimes. The Attorney General, Jefferson Sessions, stated in part:

"In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the Department's finite resources, prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions"

You can read the full letter in the PDFs linked below.

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